By J. Jensen
This publication examines the various routes sixty or so ladies have taken to turn into president or best minister in their nations and the issues they've got encountered as soon as in workplace. Their skill to accommodate the problems of governmental and get together management in a male-dominated tradition are mentioned in addition to an evaluate in their functionality in coping with household difficulties and dealing with the problems of conflict and peace. the fundamental query requested all through is what distinction being lady made of their governing type.
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They represented a different generation and were concerned to create an identity separate from that of their parents. The first of the daughters to rise to the top was Indira Gandhi whose father was the popular Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister. Although there had been some discussion of her succeeding her father, and a poll conducted in 1964 by the Indian Institute of Public Opinion on the question of Nehru’s successor ranked her third in terms of preference, she did not appear interested in the position at that time.
That every time seems to be the wrong time for getting out . . ”30 When Shastri died unexpectedly within months of taking office, Gandhi’s candidacy was actively pushed by the Congress Party president, Kumaraswamy Kamaraj, who was concerned to find someone who could be more easily influenced than Shastri and who could defeat Morarji Desai, the chief contender whose views and manner were considered rigid and dogmatic. It was believed that Gandhi as a woman could be manipulated, particularly in view of her unimpressive performance as a member of the cabinet as well as her tendency to rely on the advice of others.
After the assassination, Chandrika spent the next three years in London out of concern for her safety and that of her two children. Her political career began in earnest when she returned to Sri Lanka in 1991 and rejoined the SLFP fold. Taking advantage of the voters’ frustration with the many years of conflict, Kumaratunga called for new peace initiatives and promised unconditional negotiations with the Tamils, a minority community seeking independence. She expanded the base of support for her party, putting together an alliance made up of the SLFP and several leftist parties.