Socialists and democrat women’s organisations across Europe have expressed concerned at changes to the Election Law in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which would lower women’s political participation. These changes, are concerning for all progressive women and men, who believe that balanced representation in decision-making bodies is one of the key-issues in modern democracies. PES Women therefore strongly supports Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SDP BiH) Women’s Forum in opposing proposals that would result in a decrease in women’s participation in political life in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
PES President Sergei Stanishev said: 'As PES President, I congratulate Jeremy Corbyn on his election as leader of the Labour Party. His campaign for leader has inspired tens of thousands of people to engage in the socialist movement, to fight, and campaign for a fairer society. Many of them are young people who have never participated in such an election before. This is a fantastic achievement.'