alexa The Changing Face of Africa’s Legislatures: Women and Quotas.
Social & Political Sciences

Social & Political Sciences

Journal of Political Sciences & Public Affairs

Author(s): Aili Tripp

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Women in the reserved seats, however, were not regarded as representatives of women, but as female representatives for their respective districts, 1 translating into this different mode of election. The electoral college has been accused of promoting elite women who have neither had the power nor the will to further women's interests (Tripp, 2004Tripp, , 2006). It has been argued that the electoral college is more susceptible to manipulation and bribery and that wealthy elite women who have the resources to procure the support of the electoral college have had an advantage over more ordinary women (Ahikire, 2004; Goetz, 2003).

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