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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Women’s Suffrage

Valentina Rita Scotti

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 April 2021

Subject(s):
Suffrage — Civil and political rights — Collective rights — Individual rights — Limitations on rights — Fundamental rights

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1 Women’s suffrage is the right for women to vote in an election (elections) and notably to vote for representatives in a parliament (legislative bodies); by extension, it also means the right to stand for elections (right to participate in elections). Although in 2019 women have achieved the franchise in most parts of the world, it is the result of a struggle for inclusion having produced strong and durable effects on the pillar principles of global constitutionalism, such as citizenship and democratic legitimacy. As the analysis proposed below demonstrates,...
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