ZimbabweFlagImage1Zimbabwe has 32% representation in parliament, 15% in cabinet and 16% in local parliament. The difference between women’s representation at the local level in Zimbabwe (16%) where there is a FPTP system and no quota, and national (32%) where there is a mixed system and quota is a stark reminder of the key role played by electoral systems and quotas in determining women’s political representation. The upcoming general in 2018 will need quotas at local government level just as at the national level to increase the representation of women.

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