The political glass ceiling

As the United States slowly marches towards hopefully its first female President, and as the British appoint their second female Prime Minister, here are a few graphs that make the political glass ceiling visible.

  1. This map shows the countries that have since independence had a female head of government or state.

 

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2. The one below plots the number of years served by female heads of states or government during 1964-2014.

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3. And, finally, the names of current female heads of states and governments. There are fifteen. Yes.

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Sources: Wikipedia, Statista, Reuters.

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