Posted by: ginalazenby | September 22, 2010

women outnumber men in Swiss Cabinet

This is brilliant news …. the tide is turning. We may only have four women in cabinet posts in the UK Government but progress is being made today in Switzerland where women now outnumber men. The 7memebr Swiss Federal Council now has 4 women and three men.

The move sees Switzerland join Finland as a country with a female-majority government. Of the 20 ministers in the Finnish cabinet, 11 are women, including the prime minister, Mari Kiviniemi. Finland’s president, Tarja Halonen, is also a woman. Countries such as Spain and Norway also have strong female representation in senior government positions.

Read more in The Guardian
More on BBC News 24


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