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December 11, 2019
Who is Sanna Marin, Finland’s 34-year-old Prime Minister?
When Sanna Marin, 34, was sworn into office on Tuesday, she became the world’s youngest prime minister, a fact that drew international attention this week when her party elected her as Finland’s next leader. But while the world is just becoming acquainted with the new, left-leaning leader, Ms....
December 11, 2019
Source: Independent
UK: Why are women less visible during the 2019 election?
Every general election is haunted by the ghosts of campaigns past. The most significant spectre in 2019 has to be Nancy Astor, who on 1 December 1919 was the first woman to take her seat in the House of Commons as an elected member of parliament – and to whom a statue was unveiled in Plymouth on...
December 10, 2019
Source: The Guardian
Bolivia: Jeanine Añez claims presidency after ousting of Evo Morales
The Bolivian senator Jeanine Añez has declared herself the country’s interim president after the resignation of Evo Morales, even though lawmakers from his party boycotted the legislative session where she assumed office. Añez, 52, took temporary control of the Senate late on Tuesday. “I will take...
December 10, 2019
Source: VOX
Finland’s new parliament is dominated by women under 35
Sanna Marin is about to assume a role that remains unusual for young women around the world. When she’s sworn in as prime minister of Finland this week, she’ll be in charge of an entire nation. Marin, who was elected by her party on Sunday, will be the world’s youngest prime minister at 34, the New...
December 9, 2019
Source: CNN
Sanna Marin elected Finland’s, and the world’s youngest, Prime Minister
The 34-year-old Ms. Marin will struggle to defend her leftist views against coalition partner, the Centre Party, which wants action to boost Finnish employment to pay for the costly welfare state. Finland’s parliament on December 10 approved the nomination of 34-year-old Social Democrat Sanna Marin...
December 6, 2019
Namibia’s first female candidate vows to ‘restore dignity’
Calm and confident, Esther Muinjangue, Namibia’s first woman to run for president, says she feels a “wind of change” softly blowing through the southwest African country which goes to the polls on Wednesday. From her modest home in a quiet suburb of the capital Windhoek, Muinjangue spoke about her...
December 6, 2019
After weeks of Latin American protests, expect to see more women elected to office
For several weeks, angry Latin Americans have been protesting in the streets. In Bolivia, citizens are protesting allegedly fraudulent election results. In Chile and Ecuador, they’ve been marching and destroying property over economic inequality. And in Peru, battles over corruption reform led the...
December 2, 2019
Source: Time
A century after lady Astor took her seat in Parliament, how have British politics changed for women?
A century ago, Nancy Astor made the train journey from her constituency in Plymouth, a city on the coast of southwest England, to London. There, on Dec. 1, 1919, she took her seat in Parliament — the first woman in British history to do so. When she was elected as a Conservative Member of...
December 2, 2019
Source: Euractiv
Women are doing better in European politics, but still not well enough
Ursula von der Leyen will be the first woman to chair the European Commission and will do it with the most gender-balanced college ever, but even though the participation of women in politics has improved in the EU, it is still not enough. The new Commission president has made the fight for...