Women's groups in Zambia support proposed change of electoral system
12 June 2020
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Over the years, women and other groups have been advocating and lobbying for changes to the electoral system for the country to achieve 50:50 representation of women and men in Parliament.
Currently, Zambia has been using the first-past-the-post electoral system (FPPS) where women, youth and people with disabilities have not been able to fully participate.
The FPPS has disadvantaged women’s participation in decision- making, as evidenced by their low numbers in parliament which stand at a meagre 19 out of a total of 158.
Read the full article here: Zambia Daily Mail