Tuesday, 13 December 2011 20:35
Only 15 percent of elected officials in Chile are women, the lowest in Latin America.
The Chilean government released figures on Monday for a proposed new quota law that would encourage more women to go into politics. The bill, currently being drafted, seeks to set a minimum requirement that between 30 and 40 percent of candidates for political office are women.Photo by francisco_osorio/FlickrLogin to read more.
About the writer
Steve is writer from Worcester, MA. He has a BFA in creative writing from Emerson College. Having just arrived in Chile, he is still in awe of all its sights and sounds. He hopes to learn as much as possible about Chile and its lovely people. He also predicts the Baltimore Orioles will win the World Series in 2012.