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Germans have voted to replace Angela Merkel – here are 7 ways to understand the results so far
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Germans have voted to replace Angela Merkel – here are 7 ways to understand the results so far

Germans have voted to replace Angela Merkel – here are 7 ways to understand the results so far Martin Meissner/AP/AAP Matt Fitzpatrick, Flinders University On Sunday, Germans went to the polls to decide who will succeed retiring Angela Merkel as chancellor. Read more: From 'Mädchen' to 'Mutti': as Angela Merkel departs, she leaves a great legacy of leadership With a very close result as counting continues, it could be weeks or even months before a government is formed. This is what we know so far: 1. Progressive parties were the big winners Both the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) and the Greens added more than 5% to their vote. It looks like the CDU has ended up with their worst performance of the po...
Women leaders and coronavirus: look beyond stereotypes to find the secret of their success
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Women leaders and coronavirus: look beyond stereotypes to find the secret of their success

Women leaders and coronavirus: look beyond stereotypes to find the secret of their success Kate Maclean, Northumbria University, Newcastle Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand, Tsai Ing-Wen of Taiwan and Angela Merkel of Germany have all been singled out for the way they have handled the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve been praised for demonstrating care, empathy and a collaborative approach. These skills – stereotypically described as “feminine” – have enabled them to listen to scientific expertise, work with local authorities and communicate effectively with the public. It has made them come across as transparent and accountable at a time of mass confusion. In stark contrast, male leaders in some of the worst performing countries – the UK, the US and Brazil – have adopted a leadership styl...