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Andrea Peto on Women in Politics and Female Voters in Hungary

The Hungarian opposition entered the elections without a program for women, despite experts' suggestions that an alternative to illiberal family policies is needed, our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto said in an interview with Nepszava.

The opposition didn’t manage to formulate a policy proposal that “appeals to a broad range of women. It is no wonder that female voters have been 'taken' by Fidesz,” she argued.

She also talked about women in politics, who are “no longer fighting for a quota,” but for equal representation. However, in Hungary “women are subject to far more public expectations about their appearance and family life, and their professional competence is questioned more often than their male colleagues,” she said.

Read the full article (in Hungarian) here.