Women Could Soon Lead the Three Largest Western economies

Jena McGregor, Washington Post – June 30, 2016

It’s still months until September, when Britain’s next prime minister will be named, and November, when the United States will elect its next president. But the political turmoil that’s erupted following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has put in place the possibility of a profoundly historic moment: By next January, women could lead the three largest Western economies. Yes, it’s early, and yes, it’s still totally speculative. But the possibility that women could lead the United States, Britain and Germany at the same time is also a very real one.

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