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Albania: For first time ten ministries led by women

Albanian National Assembly, Tirana; Photo: WikiCommons / Pudelek

ata_maliTIRANA – For the first time in Albania, women make up 50% of the government cabinet. With the approval of the new ministers by Parliament, Ogerta Manastirliu as Minister of Health and Olta Xhaçka as Minister of Social Welfare and Youth, ten ministries are led by women, ATA reports.
In a posting on its Facebook page, the international organization UN Women Albania encourages the government to promote more women in decision-making.

“Congratulations to the new ministers and let’s work to have more women leaders in politics,” the posting reads.

In 2015 elections the gender quota for city councils was set at 50%.

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