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Andrea Peto on Female Politicians

Conservative and far-right politicians have realized that politics can no longer be seen as the men's business and that everything must be done to help voters connect with their candidates, our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto told Nepszava.

It is female voters who decide elections, but it is a mistake to think that the rise of conservative female politicians is necessarily based on an emphasis on motherhood. It is more typical of populist politicians who act as the self-appointed mother of the whole nation, she continued.

The mere fact that a politician is a woman does not necessarily mean that she is pro-women, and male politicians could also represent a pro-women agenda as politicians, making room for women and women's interests, she argued.

Read the full article (in Hungarian) here.

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