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However, all over the world women are underrepresented in decision-making positions, mainly in politics, even though the situation varies among countries. The causes for underrepresentation of women in decision-making positions are multiple and complex. As per data compiled by the Inter-Parliamentary Union in December 2016, 23 percent is the global percentage of women parliamentarians in national parliaments compared to 11 percent in 1995 . Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the ninth male U.N. chief, appointed three women in top positions pushing for his gender parity agenda.However, Lebanese women remain largely underrepresented in politics and decision-making positions at both national and local levels.Continuing his support to this cause, Hariri, who regretted the underrepresentation of women in political life, recently declared that he would not participate in elections that do not support women representation. He promised to include a women's quota in the upcoming elections in support of promoting women's political role that will drive a dramatic number of women leaders in Lebanon as it had in many countries.
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