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from THE JAKARTA POST -- SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2009 -- PAGE 5 The Constitutional Court ruling that requires political parties to assign legislative seats to aspirants who win the most votes gives enough room for female candidates to secure political jobs, a major party leader says.
National Mandate Party (PAN) chairman Soetrisno Bachir said Friday he had found that women candidates had more time to meet constituents at the grassroots level, worked harder and performed better than their male counterparts.
issue now is how female candidates seize the opportunity to secure as many votes as possible. Demography-wise, female candidates stand a better chance …