Forget Hillary Clinton as first female US president. America’s gender gap widens

Hong Kong: With Hillary Clinton’s defeat, the US is still waiting for its first woman president in 228 years of nationhood. The world’s largest economy can claim many landmarks, but on this score it’s lagging way behind. India, Israel, and Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) had female heads of government before the end of the 1960s. In the intervening decades, more than 60 countries have followed suit.

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