According to unofficial data, there are now 30 women in parliament

Unlike the sixth parliamentary convocation, which consisted of 20% of women, the 2011 election has resulted in the disappointing percentage of 19.8. Only 30 female representatives will take part in the new convocation, which is 10 representatives less than in the previous convocation. Awareness-raising activities carried out by women’s civil society organizations, aimed at political party leaderships in the critical period of list making, have obviously failed to produce an effect. For that reason, there is a necessity of implementing sanctions for failing to comply with the balanced representation provision, as well as introducing a legal provision of alternating positioning of male and female candidates in electoral lists, which, if combined, could lead to a higher representation of women in parliament.