Women write history in Lausanne and Friborg

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This is a historic double first. As a nod to March 8, International Women’s Rights Day, both the Lausanne City Council (56 elected out of 100) and the General Council of Friborg (43 out of 80) will have a female majority for the next legislature. It’s a small revolution in two of the main French-speaking towns. Until now, Berne remained the only large city in Switzerland to have a legislature made up of more elected than elected officials, perhaps holding a European record with a ratio of 55 women to 25 men.

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