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September 1, 2012
Elections for the Executive Committee of the Group of Women Parliamentarians

Elections were held for new positions for the Group of Women Parliamentarians’ Executive Committee yesterday during the second session of the Meeting of the Group of Women Parliamentarians, held concurrently with the 9th Plenary Assembly of ParlAmericas.

Jennifer Simons, Speaker of the National Assembly of Suriname, and Mónica Zalaquett, Member of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile, were unanimously appointed Vice-President and Secretary, respectively.

The Group of Women Parliamentarians is further strengthened with this new structure, as is the organization at large.

Further to the commitment to honour the objectives set out for the Group and for ParlAmericas, the Group is now commencing a new work period, the first activity of which will be the Gathering of the Group of Women Parliamentarians to be held in Suriname in 2013, where the Group will continue working to promote women’s rights and common good in the hemisphere.