The Impact of Angela Merkel—What 16 Years of Women’s Leadership Can Get You

Angela Merkel decided not run for re-election on September 26, thus ending her record four-term stretch as Germany’s (first-ever female) chancellor. But what did 16 years under female leadership actually mean for Germany? If being re-elected three times hasn’t given it away, I’ll give you a hint: really good things.

Research from the Center for Effective Lawmaking shows when differences arise in policy-making, men may choose to obstruct and delay while women politicians are more likely to strive to build coalitions—just like Angela Merkel.

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