Woman in power

Liz TRUSS became on Tuesday, after a total of 55 prime ministers of UK, the 3rd woman Prime Minister, following Margaret Thatcher (1979–1990) and Theresa May (2016–2019). All three belong to the Conservative Party.

Liz was born in Oxford, the family moved to Paisley in Scotland, then Leeds where she went to a state secondary school. She has said her mother took her on marches protesting against nuclear weapons in the seventies (the ban the bomb campaign). After university, she worked as an accountant for Shell, and Cable & Wireless, married fellow accountant Hugh O’Leary in 2000. The family   lives in Norfolk.

Great woman leaders in history who served as Head of Governments include Bandaranaike of Ceylon, Indira Gandhi of India, Golda Meir of Israel, Isabel Peron of Argentina, Angela Merkel as Chancellor of Germany, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf President of Liberia and Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand. In 1989 Benazir Bhutto became Prime Minister of Pakistan, the first woman to head the government of an Islamic country.

In history we can cite Cleopatra as Queen of Ancient Egypt, Catherine II Empress of Russia and Queen Victoria of England.
The USA with Kamala Harris has elected last year its first female vice-President. France, USA, Canada never had female Presidents, while Mauritius with Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has had a woman as Head of State, but no PM as yet.
Michael ATCHIA

NOTE : Les points de vue exprimés dans cette rubrique ne reflètent pas nécessairement ceux de la rédaction et n’engagent que les auteurs eux-mêmes.