St. Maarten Members of Parliament, Leona Marlin and Sarah Wescot at one of the sessions on Women and Democratic Parity, being held in Panama, as part of the 50th anniversary of Parlatino. Thursday and Friday include several of these sessions, at the end of which it is expected to formulate several resolutions aimed at strengthening the participation of women in politics and decision making in the participating countries. Several best practices in the area of parity between men and women in politics were reviewed, electoral quotas and impeding factors were examined.