Vitsebsk oblast: number of women in election commissions considerably exceeds the number of men
The territorial commissions in the Vitsebsk oblast consist predominantly of women. In particular, there are three women (23%) in the Vitsebsk oblast election commission, 29 women (56%) – in the commissions in the towns and cities of oblast subordination, 21 (70%) – in the towns of district subordination, 177 (66%) – in the district commissions, 81 (81%) – in the settlement commissions and 1 237 (81%) – in the village commissions. A clear tendency can be observed: the smaller a settlement – the larger the number of women in the commissions.
The situation is similar in the constituency commissions on elections to the Vitsebsk oblast Soviet of Deputies: there are 486 women, 66% from the total number.
Another interesting thing is that only 9 out of 39 deputies (18%) of the Vitsebsk oblast Soviet of Deputies of the 25th Convocation are women.
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