In South Korea parties fail to honour pledges on gender allocations:
While the 20th National Assembly has the highest proportion of seats held by women in its history, at 17 percent, gender disparity was still prevalent during the general election in April, a study showed Tuesday. The study, organized by a group of former and current women politicians, found that only 10.5 percent of all 934 nominated candidates who ran for constituency seats were women.
Among the 51 women who secured seats in the parliament, 25 of them were elected by proportional representation. ‘Both the ruling and the opposition parties had initially pledged that they’d allocate 30 percent of all nominations for assembly constituencies to women, but it never ended up happening,’ researchers for the group wrote in their report.