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Women's Legislative Representation in Post-Communist Bulgaria

Tatiana Kostadinova

in Women's Access to Political Power in Post-Communist Europe

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780199246861
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601965 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199246866.003.0015

Series: Gender and Politics

 Women's Legislative Representation in Post-Communist Bulgaria

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This chapter examines women’s representation in Bulgaria’s national assembly. It is argued that women’s representation can be improved when parties become unified organizations and when women achieve leadership in these parties. However, the volatile party system and the uncertainty of voter support has made parties hesitant to nominate women in competitive list positions.

Keywords: Bulgaria; female legislative representation; nomination; political parties; electoral system

Chapter.  7266 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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