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We have two informative pages about women's participation in politics:
- an interesting Tabulation of Women Heads of State (can you name the first, or her country or when she took office (before looking at the page?), and
- an equally interesting Tabulation of Women in Legislative Chambers in the Asia-Pacific region.
In 2010, 56 direct parliamentary elections took place in 44 countries. Worldwide turnout averaged 65.34 per cent, down by 3.95 percentage points compared with 2009 based on available data. For more of the Chronicle of Parliamentary Elections 1 January – 31 December 2010
We will feature other measures of women's political participation in the region in our future updates.