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Only one in 10 GE13 candidates is a woman

Koh Jun Lin  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Only one in 10 candidates contesting the May 5 general election are women, which is well below the international target of putting women in at least 30 percent of all decision-making positions.

DAP leads the way by fielding 22 women candidates among its 153 candidates (14.4 percent), followed by MCA (13.3 percent), Gerakan (12.5 percent), PKR (11.1 percent), Umno (9.1 percent) and PAS (8.1 percent).

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