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26 Nov 2010 09:44 GMT | Politics, Middle East, Egypt
Egypt has specified quotas for the number of parliamentary seats for labourers, farmers and other professionals.
Now more room is being made for women. Just in time for the election.
Only four women were elected in 2005. This time around, the Egyptian government has designated 64 seats solely for women.
But critics say this is a ploy for the National Democratic Party to gain more seats rather than a genuine desire to give women more rights.
Ayman Mohyeldin explains from Cairo.
Source: Al Jazeera
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