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German elections: Bavaria’s ‘alpha male’ vote is key. Women in Politics Less Likely to be Corrupt. Where are the women’s voices on Syria?

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German elections: Bavaria’s ‘alpha male’ vote is key CNBC.com This weekend’s Bavarian elections in Germany – in which the “alpha male” governor of the state will seek re-election – will be closely watched ahead of the country’s general elections, and could signify much about the future of German and euro zone politics, according to analysts.

The current Bavarian governor, Horst Seehofer, is expected to win the state vote this Sunday, which is seen as an “important signpost” for the outcome of the national election on September 22, yielding insights into national trends, euro zone analysts at Citi Group said on Friday.

Labour ministers gather in Saskatoon News Talk 980 CJME In her first meeting with her counterparts, Minister of Labour and Status of Women Kellie Leitch focused on the need to hire from within before turning to other …

Women in Politics Less Likely to be Corrupt, Study Says TIME The study, written by political science researchers at Rice University and titled “’Fairer Sex’ or Purity Myth? Corruption, Gender, and Institutional Context,” amassed data from countries around the world to measure the extent to which women participate in and tolerate corrupt practices in various contexts. In democratic countries with generally low levels of corruption, the study says, they are less likely to be corrupt and less likely to tolerate corruption than male politicos. The effect does not hold up in countries where corruption is endemic, however.

“States that have more corruption tend to be less democratic,” study author Justin Esarey told Science Daily. “In autocracies, bribery, favoritism, and personal loyalty are often characteristic of normal government operations and are not labeled as corruption.”

Congress workers’ rally over sale of illegal liquor Times of India BOKARO: More than 100 women Congress workers staged a demonstration in front of the district excise department on Friday protesting against the sale of …

Where are the women’s voices on Syria? Feministe (blog) When it comes to “hard” news issues like foreign policy and national security, male voices dominate. It’s not because there aren’t women with views and …

MANDLA MANDELA CALLS FOR 50% WOMEN IN PARLY Times of Swaziland “Women representation in Parliament is a thorny issue because despite the numerous campaigns to encourage women to stand for elections, the numbers are …

New eBook highlights the women who changed NZ’s history Voxy Eighty years ago today, on 13 September 1933, Elizabeth McCombs was elected as New Zealand’s first female MP. Next week, on 19 September, we celebrate …

Why send a woman to Washington when you can get a man? OUPblog In a 1948 election contest to fill a US Senate seat, the wife of one of the candidates took a dim view of her husband’s opponent, Representative Margaret Chase …

It’s a Rich Man’s World: Where are the Women in Zambia’s … Think Africa Press Yet the election was also one that saw a fall in the number of femalecandidates elected for legislative positions. Indeed, despite the reinstallation of multi-party …

The UN’s statistics on sexual violence are shocking, but they also …The Independent We know that gender inequality and unequal power between women and men are the main drivers of violence against women and girls. The study also reveals …

The rise of the female-friendly party Policy Network The reason for this voting behaviour is, we submit, that women as religious core voters had no choice but to vote for conservative parties given the left parties’ …

A noble, yet daunting challenge Sarnia Observer If Muslim women do not loudly declaim against such barbarity, conservative narratives will neutralize any progress the CCMW strives to make. Nothing can be …

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