Female presidents

Presidentas Rise: Consequences for Women in Cabinets?

March 21, 2017
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As President Donald Trump has assembled what seems to be one of the most male-dominated cabinets in recent U.S. history, many are wondering what a female president might have done in his place. It is worth looking at Latin America—which has elected female presidents more times than any other region of the world—for lessons on how and why female presidents use their power differently from their male counterparts. In Latin America, presidents have virtually no formal restrictions on who they can nominate (i.e. no legislative body approves the presidents’ ministerial picks).

He Likes me, He Likes Me Not: Sexism in Electoral Politics

November 25, 2016
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Women in Latin America are very well represented in the political sphere as compared to the U.S.   In fact, Ban Ki Moon even invited the rest of the world to follow the example of the Latin American and Caribbean countries when he spoke at a conference in Santiago, Chile back in 2015.

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