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A new reign in Spain: women

Posted on the April 17th, 2008

From The Independent (“Closing the gender gap: Why women now reign in Spain” by Andy McSmith, April 16, 2008):

For the first time in history, unless you believe the ancient Greek myth of the Amazons, a European country has a government in which more women than men hold positions of power. The new Spanish cabinet, sworn in by the socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, has nine women alongside eight men, including Spain’s first woman Defence minister, Carme Chacon, and its youngest-ever cabinet minister, the 31-year-old minister for equality, Bibiana Aido.

Long, long, long, long (looooooooooonnnnnng) overdue! Read the rest of the story here

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