RedTracker| Women couldn’t even vote in Switzerland until 1971. It was 1984 before the country had its first female elected minister, who are elected and not appointed in Switzerland. Yesterday the Swiss voted in its fourth woman minister, out of seven.
Switzerland joins Finland, Norway, Spain and Cape Verde as countries having a majority of women in government, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
It may be important for a Swiss commentator to point out that new minister Simonetta Sommaruga isn’t a feminist (whatever that means) but Switzerland leads America in positive indicators for women on the World Economic Forum Index.