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More than 300 women candidates in the 2020 General Election_The Irrawaddy

This article describes that the next election will see a total of 6,969 candidates from various political parties, with 1,112 women candidates (16%), an increase of more than 300 from 2015. According to the Union Election Commission, out of 6,039 candidates running in the 2015 general election, about 800 (13%) were women and 150 won.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • Burmese
Topics Parliament
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Myanmar
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Version / Edition 13 October 2020

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Author (individual) Zue Zue, Senior Reporter of the Irrawaddy
Publication date 2020
Keywords Women candidates
Date uploaded October 30, 2020, 03:53 (UTC)
Date modified July 13, 2021, 10:24 (UTC)