A brief selection of some authoritative women in political systems

This post will look at a couple of examples of differing political systems and 3 roles filled by women.

Britain was one of the 1st countries in Europe to designate a female leader of government and there is likewise a female government leader today. Even though there are more male ministers in parliament, the level of female participation in politics is on the up. Margaret Beckett is the longest serving MP in the commons, starting up way back in 1974, but presently there are far more female MP’s than in the 70’s. There are other features of politics in the British system, including the House of Lords, which, even if the name does not suggest, also has female members. The British system is distinctive in the fact that the monarch is the official head of the country, although the crown has no true power in the operating of the government, it is today more of a figure head post. Previously the monarch has had the power to reject bills and laws, however now that power is no longer a reality, rather just a custom.

The oldest still running parliament is in the Nordic country of Iceland, which lots of people find surprising. The parliament consists of 63 seats and is today lead by a coalition government headed by a female politician. Nordic nations are famous for their progressive thinking and that is also true with their national politics. As Iceland is so pivotal in the history of politics, being engaged in the system is an honour to all those elected, such as Bjarkey Gunnarsdóttir, who has served in the government for over 5 years. Even though Iceland is a fairly small nation in terms of populace, it is an astounding political system that has been at the front of equality and forward-thinking politics.

Although there has not been an American female commander-in-chief, there are still so many truly authoritative and effective women in the American political system. The system in America is very different to say the UK; in the United States Of America they have three different branches, which are legislative, executive and judicial, but likewise a senate and congress. The United States is likewise distinct in the fact that it has states which are run slightly separately to that of the whole federal government system, each state has its own laws so it is a rather confusing system when taken as a whole. The function of the political system is the same as any other country whilst also being completely distinctive. With 89,500 regional governing bodies it is an incredibly complicated system that has evolved and developed over time; within these 89,500 governments there are numerous female leaders on each level and we hope there will be a female head of state in the forseeable future. Sally Greene is an instance of a woman making a difference in the US political system, whilst it is not at presidential degree, each individual in a governing position is important to the bigger picture.

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