On the 19. January 1919, dawned a new Chapter in German politics: for the First time women were allowed to vote in the election for German national Assembly. A milestone on the way to more equality of the sexes.

“all German men and women are entitled, on election day the 20. Of age.” So it was now in the realm of election law.

Today, it is in this country, of course, that women on the elections to municipal, state, Federal and European level – and make use of their right as men. In the General election in 2017, the turnout by both sexes was around 76 percent.

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bye men’s club! This photo is a Symbol for equality

However, there are differences in choices between the sexes? The star has analyzed the statistics of the Federal returning officer to the last five Bundestag elections. With some surprising results: from 2002 to 2017, only men have been allowed to choose, would be moved, for example, the AfD in 2013 in the Bundestag and not until 2017. Also, the fact that the FDP has flown six years ago from the Parliament, thanks to the party the women””. Only men had participated in the election, she would have come to 5.5 per cent of the second votes.

In the following graphics, you can display the results of the Bundestag elections in 2002 to 2017, display: How to chose the men? How about the women? And how the overall looked result?

Interactive graphics to 100 years of women’s right to vote

What is not to show the graphics: in the current Bundestag are women, with 219 of 709 members and members of a distinct minority. There is, therefore, even after 100 years of woman’s choice to do the right things. (For a detailed analysis you can read here in the star.)

100 years of women right to vote

+++ On 19. January 100 years ago women were allowed to choose for the first Time in Germany. We celebrate – and in front of young German feminists, and feminists: in the NEON-ladies ‘ choice. +++

source: the Federal returning officer

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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