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Iranian Cleric: Women Can’t Be President. Lesotho court upholds law barring princesses from succeeding.

Among the women, Talpur won by the largest margin ā€” 64,438 votes. PHOTO: FILE

Surmounting all odds: Only six women make it to national and 10 to provincial … The Express Tribune If it were not for the 60 seats reserved for women, the next National Assembly would have practically been a male-dominated affair as women’s representation on general seats suffered during the 2013 elections. According to results released by the …

Princess can’t be chief – court iAfrica.com Lesotho’s top court on Thursday upheld a law that bars princesses from succeeding their fathers as traditional chiefs, a decision activists say dealt a “serious blow” to women’s rights and gender equality. Consitutional court judge Ts’eliso Monaphathi …

Iranian Cleric: Women Can’t Be President… ABC News A member of Iran’s constitutional watchdog group insists that women cannot be presidential candidates, a report said Thursday, effectively killing the largely symbolic bids by about 30 women seeking to run in the June 14 election. Even before the comments by Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, chances for a woman candidate in Iran’s presidential election were considered nearly impossible.

Only 6 of 150 women candidates win NA seats: Report The Express Tribune According to election results released by the Election Commission of Pakistan and processed by The Researchers ā€“ a nonprofit organisation ā€” only three women candidates each from Punjab and Sindh won the elections on a general seat. No women..

16 female politicians muscle their way into NA, PAs on general seats PakistanToday.com.pk According to the data provided by The Researchers (TR), Pakistan Governance Forum (PGF) and Women and Politics in Asia Forum (WPAF), which jointly undertook observation of the May 11 elections, with a gender lens, 150 women filed nomination papers …

Highest number of women elected on general seats belong to PML-N DAWN.com A meeting of the National Commission on the Status of Women, presided over by its chairperson Ms Khawar Mumtaz, urged the Election Commission on Thursday to order re-poll in areas where women were not allowed to vote. The European Union Election …

More agreements surface barring women from voting DAWN.com The document authorises Malik Jehanzib Kalorang and Malik Faiz Muhamamd Khan of Dogram to take a decision about women voting on Upper Dir’s PK-93 provincial assembly seat. The decision would be binding on all the candidates contesting in the…

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