The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination supports
the report of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy.
In its view, there are several ways in which the democratic
character of elections can be improved. One is addressing long-standing
representation shortcomings, including the unbalanced representation
of women and men and the limited representation and participation
of national and/or linguistic minorities in the political process.
If a positive reply was found to these concerns, democratic
institutions would be stronger and based on a wider and more solid
electoral support. In a nutshell, they would be better equipped
to lead European countries out of the current economic and political