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Women on Top

Women are the nuts and bolts of politics / Photo: jfrancis, flickr
Women are the nuts and bolts of politics / Photo: jfrancis, flickr
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Granted, Switzerland has been taking some hits lately, but not everything happening in the hallowed halls of Bern garner controversy.

Starting next year, the top three positions in Swiss government will be held by women: Pascale Bruderer of the SP will be House speaker; Erika Forster will fill the Senate speaker chair; and current economics minister Doris Leuthard is expected to be chosen as next year’s president.

Not bad for a country that only granted women the right to vote nationwide in 1971.

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