スコットランド初女性リーダー!?

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BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-25333635

先日のスコットランド独立投票の結果をうけて

次期首長の候補としてニコーラススタージョン女史が有力候補です。

Nicola Sturgeon will become the next SNP leader and first minister of Scotland after her friend and mentor Alex Salmond decided he was standing down. Here, we look at the life of Scotland’s top female politician.
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もし今回実現すれば初の女性党首です。
アーバイン (スコットランド)生まれで、16歳のときスコットランド国民党に入党て以来スコットランド独立を訴え続けています。

事務弁護士として法律事務所に勤務した経験もありその後スコットランド議会議員に初当選しました。

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Scotland: What next?

今後さらに独立のほうに向けてスコットランドは動き出すのでしょうか。
特に女性首相というのもきょうみあります。

SNP calls for major post-’No’ powers
What powers do the parties want?
Call to rule out referendum repeat
Sturgeon says there will be a ‘Yes’
Being a woman at the top of government in a small, often quite cold, Northern European country can be tough.

The demands are laid out in the TV drama Borgen, in which main character Birgitte Nyborg becomes the first female prime minister of Denmark.

Over in the real world, one of the show’s biggest fans – Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon – is on a similar trajectory to the make-believe TV politician.

先日ラジオ4のプログラムでつよくスコットランドの女性政策などについてお話されており、
個人的にもとても興味があります。
今後どうなるのかウオッチしていきたいと思います。
She will become the new leader of the Scottish National Party and, by association, Scotland’s next first minister, following Alex Salmond’s decision to stand down after the vote against independence.

Ms Sturgeon’s eventual move to the top job was the kind of speculation she always played down.

But becoming the sole candidate to succeed Mr Salmond marks the completion of a long political journey for the politician who signed up to the SNP’s ideology from an early age, and stuck with the party through good times and bad.

Born in the North Ayrshire town of Irvine in 1970, Ms Sturgeon became an SNP member at the age of 16 – after being inspired by a high-ranking female politician of the time – but not in the way you might think.

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