GRAPEVINE: An era of change

At this writing, the results of the American presidential election have yet to be finalized. Exit polls notwithstanding, no one knows for sure whether Hillary Clinton will be the first female president of the United States. It is truly absurd that a country as progressive as the US, which over the past 19 years has had five secretaries of state of whom three are women – Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice and Clinton – had not voted in a woman as president.

Unless Clinton wins the election, America has yet to catch up with more than 60 countries which have had women as governors-general, presidents or prime ministers. Several countries have simultaneously had women in two of those roles.


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