High hopes wiped out || Number of female mayors drops, despite more contenders than ever
Some 40 women competed in Israel's mayoral elections last week, but the number of female officeholders actually dropped from five to four.
The municipal elections held in Israel last week were supposed to bring good tidings for women. Some 40 female candidates ran for mayor in towns across the country – the highest number of women contenders in Israeli municipal elections ever, and four times the number of female candidates who ran in 2008. The results proved a major disappointment, however, with only four female...
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