Proportional system is only screening tool for women Participation
November 5, 2017 08:56 AM NPT
KATHMANDU,Nov 5: The women activist and the proportional nominee from CPN (UML) Sharmila Karki have stated that proportional system is only the screening tool for women participation in the parliament.
The capable women are also kept in the proportional list to fulfill the 33 percentage quotas to meet the constitutional provision of women participation in parliament.
Karki, in an interview with Radio Nagarik said, 'for the forthcoming election of House of Representatives and state assembly the women are contesting with heavy weight male candidate in different constituency. They have little chance to win '.
She argued that there is a significant increase in the participation of women in the numerical form, but the qualitative interpretation is not mentioned.
She said that the high level of election expenditure also discouraged the women to vie in First-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system. Karki said, 'the legal provision must be implemented in a proper way for reducing the high level of election expenditure to push the women presentation in direct election.'