Women a Minority in Local Governments

HAVANA TIMES, May 11 – While there are more female university students and professionals than men in Cuba women represent only 33.4 per cent of the persons elected to head People’s Power local governments in last April 25’s elections, announced the National Electoral Commission (CEN).  The figure does show a more than six per cent as compared to the 2007 elections.  Meanwhile, IPS noted that the proportion of persons less than 35 years of age elected was 16.3 per cent, while non-white persons were close to 40 per cent, exceeding their presence as part of the island’s population.



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