Equal Access to Elective Offices: A Challenge for Italian Democracy
Maria Grazia Rodomonte*
Faculty of Political Science, Sociology and Communication University La Sapienza of Rome, Rome, Italy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Maria Grazia Rodomonte
Assistant Professor of Public Law
Faculty of Political Science
Sociology and Communication University La Sapienza of Rome
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 18, 2013; Accepted Date: July 27, 2013; Published Date: August 05, 2013
Citation: Rodomonte MG (2013) Equal Access to Elective Offices: A Challenge for Italian Democracy. J Pol Sci Pub Aff 1:107. doi: 10.4172/2332-0761.1000107
Copyright: © 2013 Rodomonte MG. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
One of the major innovations that have marked recent elections in Italy is the largest number of women ever recorded in the past, both in the lists submitted by the parties and, consequently, within the new Parliament. As shown in Table 1 women currently in the Chamber of Deputies are in fact 28.4% of the total number of representatives, while in the Senate 27%.