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Nahles wants to increase by law the share of women in the Bundestag

The low share of women in the Bundestag is for Andrea Nahles, a "preposterous". Now, she argues, to change the electoral law and by law, the number of women and men in Parliament.

SPD Leader Andrea Nahles, a Change in the choice of targets to the right, to increase the proportion of women in the Bundestag. You are asked in an Interview with the "Rheinische Post". "Our goal is parity," said Nahles. "Because half of the world belongs to women - and half of the seats in Parliament."

The move is part of a cross-party Initiative. Parliamentarians of the Union, SPD, FDP, Greens and Left - but not the AfD had met last week to an informal round, to talk about possible changes to the law for the same number of women and men in Parliament. Have been agreed to further Meetings. Currently, the share of women in the Bundestag at around 31 per cent and is thus lower than in the last legislature.

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