In Morocco, female MPs call for at least one-third seats for women

Women lawmakers from the parties forming the governmental coalition and the opposition met with Interior Minister Mohamed Hassad and Junior Interior Minister Charik Draiss to discuss a better representation of women in the Moroccan House of Representatives for the coming legislative elections to be held next September, local Arabic daily Assabah reported.

The women’s objective is to receive backing from authorities in their quest of one third of the parliament seats; around 132 seats against 66 that they currently occupy.