So, Theresa May is the new UK prime minister. If the US elects Hillary Clinton as president, three of the world’s five biggest economies would be led by women — the third being German Chancellor Angela Merkel. What a glorious landmark that would be. This should be a further push for Nigerian women, who have not been considered good enough to be elected governor, much less senate president, vice-president or president. In fact, only Plateau state has ever had a female deputy governor in northern Nigeria. We can progress by giving women increased roles as ministers and heads of agencies. Change.
Theresa Mary May (née Brasier; born 1 October 1956) is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Maidenhead since 1997. May identifies as a One-Nation Conservative and is characterised as a liberal Conservative.
Angela Dorothea Merkel (born 17 July 1954) is a German politician and former research scientist. Merkel has been theChancellor of Germany since 2005, and the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000.
Having earned a doctorate as a physical chemist, Merkel entered politics in the wake of the Revolutions of 1989, briefly serving as a deputy spokesperson for the first democratically-elected East German Government in 1990. Following German reunification in 1990, Merkel was elected to the Bundestag for Stralsund-Nordvorpommern-Rügen in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, a seat she has held ever since. Merkel was later appointed as the Minister for Women and Youth in 1991 under Chancellor Helmut Kohl, later becoming the Minister for the Environment in 1994. After Kohl was defeated in 1998, Merkel was elected Secretary-General of the CDU before becoming the party’s first woman leader two years later in the aftermath of a donations scandal that toppled Wolfgang Schäuble.
Hillary Clinton; born October 26, 1947; is an American politician and thepresumptive nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States in the 2016 election. She is the first female candidate to gain that status in a major American political party. She served as the 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, the junior United States Senator representing New York from 2001 to 2009, First Lady of the United States during the presidency of Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001, and First Lady of Arkansas during the governorship of Bill Clinton from 1979 to 1981 and from 1983 to 1992.
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