|Date: 11/05/2012 Time: 10:49:00 PM
One hundred forty-five parliament seats out of
462 were taken by women in the Algerian legislative elections, which took
place yesterday, Minister of Interior said on Friday.
Dahou Ould Kablia said that 145 women candidates won the seats out of 7,000
President Abdulaziz Bouteflika's ruling National Liberation Front (NLF) won
the elections by occupying 220 seats with 68 of those seats were for women,
the biggest representation for women in all parties running in the election.
Overall, the percentage of women in parliament is seven percent, the
highest in the Arab world.
The new election figures for women come based on new laws adopted to
encourage wider participation for women in the political process of the