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100 years of women's right to vote : Steinmeier: women's rights, men are thing

Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has for 100. Anniversary of the introduction of women's suffrage in Germany criticized the end of discrimination. Women's policy must remain "challenging and persistent, if structural disadvantages of women, in work, in order to eliminate," he said on Tuesday at an event at Schloss Bellevue. To want an increase of the strong decline in Women's representation in the Bundestag.

100 years after the first election to the German national Assembly on may 19. In January 1919 both men and women are called equally to the use for democracy. "Women's rights are not the responsibility of women alone," said Steinmeier. "This is my wish for the hundredth birthday of women's suffrage: That we all recognize that women's rights are our common cause."

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A century after the introduction of the right to vote for women had been achieved much, - said Steinmeier. With views of Chancellor Angela Merkel, he said: "This country is ruled by a woman, who has gained in the years of her reign a great appreciation and respect, in Germany and in the world." The office of the Federal President is the last, which had not yet been filled by a woman. "The emphasis is on so far," said Steinmeier. (dpa)

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