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Temporaries, Tokens, and Ceremonial Leaders

  • Jane S. Jensen
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Abstract

Still other women have assumed the top political post on a temporary, acting, or interim basis. In a sense, leaders such as Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Indira Gandhi, and Golda Meir were viewed by the politicians who supported their candidacies as filling temporary positions, but these three stretched their tenure in office much beyond what was expected. Bandaranaike in 3 separate terms served approximately 17 years, Gandhi remained in office for more than 15 years, and Meir served almost 5 years.

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Prime Minister Presidential Election Labor Party Civil Conflict Center Party 
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Notes

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    Ray Bonner, “President Lydia Gueiler Tejada—Bolivia’s Answer to Strongman Politics,” Ms., 8 (May 1980), p. 83.Google Scholar
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    Kevin Hill, “Sylvie Kinigi,” in Women in Law, ed. by Rebecca Mae Saloker (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996), p. 120.Google Scholar
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    See Samuel Decalo, Psychoses of Power (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1989).Google Scholar
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    Fergus Finley, Mary Robinson (Dublin: O’Brien Press, 1990), pp. 14–24.Google Scholar

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