March 13, 2006

Wouldn't it be something...?

... if the next time you read a news story like this one, it was talking about the leader of your country?

Chile's new presdient

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet waves during her inauguration ceremony. [Photo: Martin Bernetti/AFP]

Michelle Bachelet, sworn in Saturday as Chile's first female president, promptly named a 20-member cabinet — 10 men and 10 women.

The Socialist pediatrician has promised to have equal numbers of men and women in about 300 decision-making posts, and plans to introduce a law to make political parties include minimum numbers of women in contests for congressional and municipal posts. [Emphasis added]

This magpie would most definitely like to see the day we get gender parity in our government here in the US. I hope I live that long.

Via CBC News.

Posted by Magpie at March 13, 2006 01:28 AM | Women | Technorati links |

Now she's done it. The Bush administration is sure to declare her a threat to the security of the Western Hemisphere any day now, probably right around the time she establishes first diplomatic contact with Venezuela.

Posted by: natasha at March 13, 2006 11:33 AM