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Ocean
10-02-2010, 03:10 PM
... for President?

Brazil's presidential elections are going to take place tomorrow. The leading candidate is a woman with a militant past. Here's (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/world/americas/03brazil.html?hp) the NY Times article.

SkepticDoc
10-02-2010, 05:01 PM
Do you need signatures to get in the ballot? :)

Ocean
10-02-2010, 05:20 PM
Do you need signatures to get in the ballot? :)

My Portuguese isn't that great. Tudo bem!

SkepticDoc
10-02-2010, 07:40 PM
Apparently more than one is required...

and that the tendency to cooperate effectively is linked to the number of women in a group.

from:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100930143339.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+sciencedaily+(ScienceDaily:+Lat est+Science+News)&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

Ocean
10-31-2010, 08:14 PM
Yes, she was elected (http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2010/10/31/world/international-us-brazil-election.html?hp) after all.

kezboard
10-31-2010, 08:46 PM
Thanks for posting that link -- I'd heard vaguely about the Brazilian election but didn't know much about it. Rousseff sounds like a pretty interesting character. Foreign Policy (http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/10/01/women_in_control?page=full) had kind of a neat listy feature on female heads of state awhile back, also featuring Iveta Radičová, the recently-elected female head of state next door in Slovakia.

Ocean
10-31-2010, 09:11 PM
Thanks for posting that link -- I'd heard vaguely about the Brazilian election but didn't know much about it. Rousseff sounds like a pretty interesting character. Foreign Policy (http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/10/01/women_in_control?page=full) had kind of a neat listy feature on female heads of state awhile back, also featuring Iveta Radičová, the recently-elected female head of state next door in Slovakia.

Thank you for adding the FP article. Perhaps there will be a time in the near future when men and women will be equally represented in all branches of government.

popcorn_karate
11-01-2010, 07:10 PM
Perhaps there will be a time in the near future when men and women will be equally represented in all branches of government.

Sure, lets replace Reid with angle. That will make the world a better place...

Ocean
11-01-2010, 07:11 PM
Sure, lets replace Reid with angle. That will make the world a better place...

I think you dropped this part: ;)

popcorn_karate
11-02-2010, 11:32 AM
I think you dropped this part: ;)

yep