Around the World, Voters Choose Women

8 years ago

by Chris Lombardi

Iceland was, apparently, just the tip of the iceberg. As the roiling world economy makes voters less patient with corruption and complacency, voters are increasingly turning to super-competent and capable women— even when they've never done so before.

In Kuwait, women have had the right to vote and to hold office for only three years; ever since, clerics have warned voters against daring to actually elect them. But this weekend's election, notes the New York Times, came after the third government standoff in three years. "Each time, lawmakers accused cabinet members of misconduct or corruption, creating a noisy spectacle and cabinet resignations. Sheik Sabah has consistently reappointed as prime minister his nephew, Sheik Nasser al-Muhammad al-Sabah."

 

Left three: Stephanie McGehee/Reuters; right, Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP-Getty Images
Left three: Stephanie McGehee/Reuters; right, Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP-Getty Images

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