Clinton win would mean step towards gender balance
GERMAN CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel says a victory for Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election would be a step towards gender balance among world leaders.
Merkel says she’s awaiting the election result “with suspense”, while declining to comment directly on Clinton or rival Donald Trump.
But asked yesterday about the possibility of a woman winning the White House, she said: “Then we’d come a little bit closer to a balance of women and men in leading positions.”
Germany’s first female leader was speaking alongside Erna Solberg, Norway’s second female prime minister. Solberg said it “may be inspiring for many young women to see politics not just as something that belongs to men”.
But she added: “There isn’t some kind of global girlfriends network that wants to rule the world.” Frank Butler (left) and Don Moore wave Trump signs to traffic outside the Clay County Republican Party victory headquarters on election day, yesterday, in Orange Park, Florida.