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After Sanna Marin and Jacinda Ardern, is female representation at the top of politics going backwards?

By Jonathan Yerushalmy

06 Apr 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Barack Obama recently said he was convinced that if the world was run by women for two years, it would tilt in a better direction. The Guardian analyzes the lack of gender parity in global politics.

On a recent speaking tour in Australia, Barack Obama offered up his idea on how to turn the tide on more than a decade of democratic erosion, to steer the world on to a path of sustainability and peace.

“I am actually convinced that if we could try an experiment in which every country on Earth was run by women for just two years … I am confident the world would tilt in a better direction.”

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