March 23, 2010 6:19 PM

Complicated quota system helps put Iraqi women in parliament

Maysoun al Damlouji has just one word for the male politicians who are sure to be upset when they find out their newly won parliamentary seats will be handed to female candidates under a quota to increase the role of women in the Iraqi government. "Tough," said Damlouji, who ran for office with the leading secular bloc.

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