Women in Politics

Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand
I've always wanted to visit New Zealand...all the more because it's elected women as Prime Minister. Currently, Helen Clark is already one of the world's longest-serving elected women leaders, and could eclipse Britain's Margaret Thatcher's 11 years if she wins another 3-year term.

Here at home it's good news for women in politics as reported here by WomensENews:
"Election Night nudged up the female composition of the next U.S. House of Representatives by three lawmakers, to a record 74. But the political gender gap remains wide, with women's share of the House staying at 16 percent."
and here:
"When the 111th Congress convenes in January, women will hold a record 17 Senate seats--or 17 percent of the chamber, a net gain of one over the current Congress."

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