Yes, ministra!

Friday April 18, 2008
The Guardian

This week, Spain got its first female-majority cabinet – a huge leap forward for equality. Then Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi derided them as ‘too pink’. So who is winning the argument when it comes to women in world politics, asks Emine Saner

Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.
Spanish prime minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero poses with his female ministers in the Moncloa Palace, Madrid. Photograph: J.J. Guillen/EPA

An Italian politican preoccupied with fashion, hair and fake tan, and prone to emotional outbursts? I refer, of course, to Silvio Berlusconi. This week it emerged, to no one’s great surprise, that the newly re-elected Italian prime minister seems to have something of a problem with women in government. Referring to the fact that the Spanish prime minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, has just appointed Spain’s first female-majority cabinet, Berlusconi said on Wednesday that “Zapatero has formed a government that is too pink, something that we cannot do in Italy because there is a prevalence of men in politics and it isn’t easy to find women who are qualified … He will have problems leading them. Now he’s asked for it.”



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  1. Cuando escucho a Berlusconi decir estas barbaridades lo unico que se me ocurre es citar a Alfonso Guerra…”¿Berlusconi no es un delincuente?”

    De todas maneras, y haciendo un juicio de su personalidad…no creo que existan muchas mujeres que quieran trabajar con un politico de tan bajo nivel y una persona tan execrable y vomitiva como Berlusconi…

    Sigamos defendiendo la alegria y sintiendonos orgullosos de nuestro gobierno rosa !



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