Azerbaijan, Baku, July 30 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Women hold 55 percent of civil servants' positions in Kazakhstan, Kazakh Foreign Ministry reported with reference to the Institute of Social Studies and Gender Research.
"We have three female ministers and 260 women are mayors of urban, rural and village districts," an expert of the Kazakh National Commission for Women, Family and Demographic Policy Zamza Kodar said.
According to Kodar, there has been a two-and-a-half fold increase in the number of women holding positions in the Majilis (lower house) of Kazakhstan's Parliament. The percentage of female deputies in the Majilis is 24 percent - a similar or even higher figure than in many Western European countries.
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