Moderate Party: 'half our candidates will be women'
TT/The Local · 6 Mar 2009, 08:24
Published: 06 Mar 2009 08:24 GMT+01:00
In addition, at least 20 percent of the candidates will be new to politics, having never held elected office of any sort, writes the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper.
The decision to shake things up in the Moderate Party was taken in the most recent meeting of the party’s governing board.
The governing board’s decision on the new guidelines is expected to spark debate throughout the centre-right about the issue of gender quotas, Schlingmann believes.
“It’s a term which has been very emotionally charged, but it’s basically about our plans to work actively to achieve a more equal gender balance,” he said.