File - Women gesture as they wait their turn to cast their votes at a polling center in Amioun, Sunday, July 15, 2012. (The Daily Star/Van Meguerditchian)
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While Lebanon suffers from a paucity of female politicians, establishing a quota is not the only way to bolster women's participation in the political sphere, say members of UNDP's Lebanese Electoral Assistance Program.While 51 percent of Lebanon's 3.5 million voters are women, only 20 percent of polling officials are women, according to UNDP.Sanadiki and Chambers said the number of female parliamentary candidates rose between the election in 2009 and the deferred 2013 election, but most ran as independents.Representatives from six parties from both political blocs, the March 8 and March 14 groups, will attend a five-day training course next week led by LEAP with funding from the U.K. and the EU to address some of these issues, and discuss what meaningful measures can be taken to ensure high female participation in November's elections.
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