New record for women candidates for the US House of Representatives ~ #AFP:

Already “243 women have won their candidacy for a seat in the American House” in the parliamentary elections of November 3, “a new record,” writes the CAWP, which depends on Rutgers University.

“The previous record of 234 was reached in 2018,” he continues, adding that since primaries have yet to be organized in 13 states, the current number of female candidates “should increase further”.

Significantly this year, 74 Republican women are already running for the House in November, while their previous record, much lower with 53 candidates, dates back to 2004.

Opposite, 169 democratic women are already candidates, less than their record of 182 reached in 2018, underlines the CAWP.

Less than a quarter of the seats in Congress are currently held by women: 101 elected to the House, including 88 Democrats, and 26 senators, including 17 Democrats.

Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi took over, in January 2019, the hammer of Speaker, which she had already held between 2007 and 2011, when she became the first woman in American history to reach this crucial post .


Source: VOA-AFP.


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