IJSRP, Volume 13, Issue 11, November 2023 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Racheal M. Okegbola
This study examines the complex dynamics of electoral legitimacy and its effect on gender equality in the electoral systems of Nigeria and India from 2004 to 2015. It emphasises the significant barrier that gender inequality in politics poses, the challenges that female candidates face within political parties, and the implications for the legitimacy of elections in these two democratic systems. In addition, it investigates the barriers to achieving gender representation in the context of electoral legitimacy.