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The 2020 Vanuatu Elections: How Did Women Fare?

Howard, Elise


In the Vanuatu national elections held on 19 March 2020, voters elected their third consecutive all-male parliament. Across 10 of Vanuatu’s 18 constituencies, only 18 women contested the elections and were significantly outnumbered, representing only six per cent of all candidates.1 Women have been absent from national parliament since 2012, and only five women have held a position in parliament since independence.

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2020-04
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5f2005ae3fa6a
Access Rights: Open Access


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