by Affan Chowdhry
Originally published: July 11, 2016
Theresa May is set to become British prime minister this week. But her rise to power is only the beginning of a defining year for female politicians around the world. By the end of 2016, she could be joined by the likes of Hillary Clinton and the UN’s first female secretary general
There will be a new prime minister at 10 Downing Street as of Wednesday – only the second female leader in the United Kingdom’s history.
The swirl of political intrigue in post-Brexit United Kingdom – with Prime Minister David Cameron announcing that he will step down and contenders stepping up only to eventually vanish – witnessed yet another dramatic twist on Monday with word that one of the two Conservative Party candidates for leadership would bow out.
That propels Theresa May into the premiership, and the handover takes place this week.