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Newly elected Slovakia's President elect Zuzana Caputova speaks to a journalist in the front of the Presidential palace in Bratislava, Slovakia on March 31, 2019. - The election of Zuzana Caputova as Slovakia's first female president was greeted Sunday as a vote for change, with the anti-graft activist expected to provide a check on a government tarnished after last year's murder of a journalist. (Photo by VLADIMIR SIMICEK / AFP) (Photo credit should read VLADIMIR SIMICEK/AFP/Getty Images)

Zuzana Caputova has been named Slovakia’s first female president

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    A Danish MP has reignited the debate about bringing babies into parliament

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    Why the latest criticism of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is so troubling

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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has the best response to being called ‘unlikeable’

    “That’s an unsubstantial, unsubstantive, fluff, bulls**t, misogynistic word to use. Unlikable? What is that?”

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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has an important message about feeling like a failure

    Anxiety is normal – but as long as you’re trying, you’re the boss.

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    Nancy Pelosi’s daughter wants you to know she’s been shady clapping for decades

    “Oh yes that clap took me back to the teen years”

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    The powerful women who made Trump’s State of the Union speech their own

    From Nancy Pelosi’s pointed applause to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stony glare, here are the best takeaways from this year’s address

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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s State of the Union plus one is a sexual assault survivor

    The congresswoman will be joined by activist Ana Maria Archila at the event

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    What did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jeremy Corbyn speak about on the phone?

    According to both parties, it was a “lovely” conversation

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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams troll who said she wasn’t ready for politics

    Don’t downplay this congresswoman’s achievements, because she will seriously call you out on it

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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just shared the best advice on how to cope with anxiety

    The congresswoman feels the pressure of her new position, but she powers forward regardless

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    The surprising reason why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can’t run for President in 2020

    Even though 74% of Democrats have said that they would be interested in voting for her

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    How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez played Trump at his own social media game – and won

    The 29-year-old congresswoman is a digital native and and it shows in the way she uses technology to open up the world of legislature.

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    The Women’s Equality Party leader is resigning – and her reason is inspiring

    “I think that sometimes in order to lead, you have to get out of the way. (White men, are you listening?)”

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    Who is Kamala Harris, and could she be the USA’s first female president?

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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just summed up why women need to stop being polite

    In a powerful speech at the 2019 Women’s March, the congresswoman spoke about the need for women’s voices to be heard

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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's response to critics is a master-class in resilience

    She’s been intimidated, mocked and had her personal life raked over, all in the last week alone.

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    Who is Elizabeth Warren – and could she be the USA’s first female president?

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    99 years since the first female MP took her seat, how much further do we have to go?

    We celebrate the anniversary of Nancy Astor entering the House of Commons back in 1919.

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    “The suffragette struggle for equality is still alive today”

    An open letter from Dr Helen Pankhurst

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    4 female MPs on what it’s really like to be a woman in parliament

    Women won the right to become MPs 100 years ago today. But do our current crop of female MPs feel that everything is equal?

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    10 woman politicians who came ‘first’, from Nancy Astor to Diane Abbott

    On the centenary of women being able to stand for parliament, we look back at a timeline of ‘firsts’ for women in politics.

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    This inspiring event is perfect for women interested in getting into politics

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