In the Croatian Parliament, they show electoral results, could sit the smallest number of women in the last 15 years, and whether that will be, will be known when a new government is formed, and a part of elected representatives goes to executive power.

Only 23 representatives - 13 from the list were elected by SDP coalition Croatia, five from the Bridge, four from the HDZ Domestic Coalition, and five national minorities Ermina Lekaj Prljaskaj.

Only one representative, the current HNS ministry of construction Anka Mrak Taritaš, managed to enter the Parliament thanks to preferential votes. On the coalition list, Croatia is growing in II. the constituency was in an unperspecting eighth place, but 8.077 preferential votes (10, 8 percent) ensured her entry into the bench.

In two units, IV. (Podravina-Slavonia) and XI. ('diaspora'), no representative has been elected.

Sobol: I hope Croatia will grow to succeed in reaching more women

The data on all 15 women in the Parliament is devastating, said Goradan Sobol (SDP), a long-time chairman of the Parliamentary Gender Equality Committee, elected to the Sabor for the fifth time.

This is the smallest percentage of 2000. Sobol says, and recalls that the representation of women in the first ten years of Croatian parliamentarism was even smaller, only about six percent. We made a big step 2000. when 34 representatives (16 from the SDP, six from HDZ, three from HSS and HSLS) entered the Parliament, Sobol said, hoping that the number of MPs could still increase.

I hope that Croatia will grow to succeed in agreeing to the future government, so that part of the elected representatives will go to the executive branch, and women will come to their place, Sobol said.

That such "process" can be confirmed by numbers from previous years. For example, at the 2003 election. When the HDZ was defeated, 26 was elected to the Parliament, and at the end of the convocation, 2007. there were 33 or 22 percentages.

The same happened four years later, and 32 was elected to the sixth session, until the end of the 2011 mandate. their number has 'grown' on 39, so they made up a quarter of Parliament.

Indicators of women's representation are also not satisfied with the association of B. abe, which promotes and protects women's human rights.

Babe: This is a result of the decline of democracy

"The lack of information and representation of women as insufficiently competent, interested and strong in the role of policy makers has resulted in such scandalous results," says Dijana Ljubanović from Baba Premali. The number of women in the Parliament, Ljubanović explains, is a multifaceted problem - women dealing with politics use the same methods as their male colleagues and obedient policy-making do not contribute to parity democracy.

Part of the problem Ljubanović sees in the omission of civic education from school programs, due to the insufficient number of kindergartens, a large part of the education and maternity falls on the mother, the rejuvenation of intolerance towards minorities, vulnerable and marginalized ... "All these are reasons that weaken the social network of women and result such a deploration of democracy - the number of women in the Parliament is too low. But, more sadly, the number of active, critical, analytical, courageous and creative politicians is too small, "says B. abe

(Hina)