"Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia”
“United National Movement”
Gender balance in the voter list - the 2012 parliamentary elections
In the electoral lists of 2012 parliamentary elections participated political parties, 2 opposite sex representatives out of ten, although not mandatory, but are still financially supported from December last year. It should be noted that in the present parliament, out of 150 deputies, only 9 are women, making only 6% of the total number.

With the initiation of increasing the number of women in politics and supporting gender balance international organizations have also applied to government. In December 2011, the Parliament of Georgia made an amendments in the law about political units (Article 30, paragraph 7.1), according to which the subject that receives funding by this article, will get additional funding 10% of the amount, If the party will present an election list with 20% of the different gender represented at least out on each 10 candidates.

Today, by the submitted election lists out of 2299 candidates 715 are women, 31.03% of the total number, while out of 497 majority candidates 13.48%, or 67 - are representatives of different sex. It should be noted that the lowest percentage of women are in the ruling party, from 155 candidates, only 17 (10.97%) females, and the leader is the National Democratic Party, which has submitted the list of 160 candidates from 73 or 45.63% are women. As for the majority, the For Future Georgia is in Lead (25%), and with lack of women candidates (4.11%) still National Movement stands out. For balance of 20% in every ten - the leading parties (National Movement and the Georgian Dream) cannot give an example. In the United National Movement’s election list, there are 3 women in first ten and in the next 2 decades only 2 female candidates in total. In the Georgian Dream’s first decade only one female candidate and in the next two decades, there are the two - two women. Neither in one nor the other, there is no balance, the Georgian Dream considered this in the second and third decades, by the ruling party this requirement was satisfied only in the first decade. If we talk about present election lists, the prognosis isn’t very encouraging, however, the small difference in the percentage of women in parliament is more likely to be.
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