Women Leaders Dominate With U.K. Representation at Record: Chart

Who Is the U.K.'s New Prime Minister?

A record 29 percent of the House of Commons are women, compared with 9 percent in 1992. With Theresa May as British prime minister, Nicola Sturgeon as Scotland’s first minister and Angela Merkel Germany’s chancellor, women are in key positions as the U.K. negotiates its exit from the European Union. May’s last challenger was a woman, Andrea Leadsom, as is the first person to challenge Jeremy Corbyn for leadership of the opposition Labour Party, Angela Eagle.

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