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#WomenLead (Issue 123): Your weekly round-up on women in politics
Hello, and welcome to Issue 123!
This picture from the ongoing #COP27 has been doing the rounds. We hope you can spot what’s wrong with it:
This week’s edition also has a spotlight on the COP27, but we are talking about something else - about the powerful advocacy and championship displayed by a certain leader. We don’t think it’s difficult to guess who we are talking about, but we’ll let you find out as you read the edition.
We also have updates from Australia, India, Slovenia and the United States of America. In case you missed last week’s edition, you can read it here.
👭TRACKING REPRESENTATION: The United States held its mid-term elections last week. With this, 114 women are set to be members of the Congress (with 24 in the Senate, the upper house, and 117 in the lower house, House of Representatives), according to data from the Centre for American Women and Politics.
Together, they’ll make up at least 26.4 percent of all members of the Congress, but once the final numbers are tallied, this could go up a little. Women made up 27.5 percent of the outgoing legislature. Notably, 12 women will serve as governors in US States, a historic high, and up from the current nine!
⚡ ALL SET FOR HISTORY?: Slovenia might soon have a woman as President for the first time in its history. Natasa Pirc Musar is poised to win a Presidential run-off election happening today (Nov 13), the Associated Press reported. She’s up against former finance minister of the country, Anze Logar.