It took seventeen years to have a woman as a top politician in the Czech Republic. After June elections this year many things have been changing.
Czech Republic became an independent country in 1993 after a peaceful split with Slovakia. Since then no woman was in a top political position (president, prime minister, chairman of Parliament).
Yesterday took place elections of chairman and vice-charmen in the Parliament. And we have had first Chairwoman since – she is Miroslava Nemcova (in the picture, photo taken by daily Pravo). Not only that! Out of three vice-chairmen, there are two vice-chairwomen Vlasta Parkanova and Katerina Klasnova (32) who also became the youngest member of chairing body in the Parliament.
We are also in the process of electing new ombudsman, there two female candidates from the Senate and one male and one female from the President. Likelihood of ombudswoman is quite high.
Although this is good news because women are coming to power in top political positions, they are still not as many as they could and should be. But changes take time. We took the first step and this is certainly a positive thing.