Forming Governments

  • Jane S. Jensen


Gro Brundtland once told an interviewer that, while traveling in a plane with Margaret Thatcher, she asked the British prime minister why there were so few women in her cabinet. During her 11 years in office, Thatcher included only 1 other woman who served for less than 2 years. In contrast, Brundtland appointed several women to the Norwegian cabinet, with the number reaching almost one-half of the total in her 1986 and 1990 cabinets.


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