On the 12. November 1918, the Foundation stone for the was laid right in Germany: The Republic had been declared three days previously, the First world war for a day. The so-called Council of people’s deputies started to make the Transition of the Kingdom from monarchy to democracy. A call “To the German people” on this day, contained in laws, the announcement of a new electoral law, the loss for the first time, women.

On the 30. November 2018, this joined with the Reich electoral law in force. In the first elections in the Weimar Republic, on 19. In January 1919 were able to choose women then, finally, for the first time in Germany, and for political Offices to run. In the new national Assembly 37 of 432 deputies were following a female – the women’s quota was well below ten percent.

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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.