While it's true that more than 75 percent of parliaments
worldwide are more than three-quarters male, in recent years some high-powered female
heads of state have bucked the trend. If Dilma Rousseff is elected as Brazil's
first female president, she'll be joining a small, but elite, cohort.
BY SUZANNE MERKELSON, ANDREW SWIFT|OCTOBER 1, 2010
The Greek prime minister has gone from leader of the socialist party to wielding the axe against entitlements -- and his long journey has just begun. In an exclusive interview, George Papandreou looks to the future and talks to FP about the Herculean tasks ahead.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have long had a testy relationship, but at the EU Summit they'll need to patch things up quickly to save the union -- and possibly their own governments.
Germany’s upcoming elections have been widely dismissed as uncompetitive, predictable, and downright boring. But the country looks to be headed for a roller-coaster ride that will be anything but dull.
In France and Germany, students are being forced to
undergo a dangerous indoctrination. Taught that economic principles
such as capitalism, free markets, and entrepreneurship are savage,
unhealthy, and immoral, these children are raised on a diet of
prejudice and bias. Rooting it out may determine whether Europe's economies prosper or continue to be left behind.