What Are Some Notable Examples of Women in Politics?


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Some notable examples of women in politics include Hillary Rodham Clinton in the United States, Angela Merkel in Germany and Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan. These three women serve as examples of women playing a leadership role in domestic and international politics.

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What Are Some Notable Examples of Women in Politics?
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Hillary Rodham Clinton is a two-time candidate for the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party. She previously served as secretary of state and as a senator for the state of New York. The wife of former President Bill Clinton, she played an active role as first lady, heading the Task Force on National Health Care Reform.

Angela Merkel is the chancellor of Germany as of 2015. She has held the office since 2005. Prior to becoming chancellor, Merkel held leadership roles in international politics, including serving as the president of the European Council and the chair of the G8.

Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani teenager who was targeted for assassination by the Taliban in 2012 for her outspoken desire to pursue education for herself and other girls in Pakistan. She survived the attempt on her life. As a result of her efforts, in 2013 Pakistan ratified its first Right to Education Bill, the United Nations dubbed her birthday "Malala Day," and Time magazine listed her among the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2014 she became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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