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Leonid Bershidsky

Why Women Are Winning at the Politics Game

Successful female politicians tend to be non-ideological and risk-averse. They're also focused on getting the job done.
Keel calm and carry on.

Keel calm and carry on.

Photographer: Carl Court/Getty Images

Now that two of the world's five biggest economies -- Germany and the U.K. -- are headed by women, and the biggest one of all, the U.S., has a woman front-runner in its presidential election, the glass ceiling in politics can probably be declared broken, and it's time to consider what kind of change this brings to the world.

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