Woman tipped for the post of German president
Germany looks like becoming the first European country in which women hold the top two political posts as Ursula von der Leyen (currently employment minister) emerged as the favourite to replace Horst Kohler as president.
Sources close to the German chancellery said yesterday that Mrs von der Leyen, a conservative Christian Democrat, was the personal favourite of Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to the Independent.
Mrs von der Leyen refused to comment directly on suggestions that she was front runner. She told journalists: "A good solution for this country needs to be found, so I'm simply… " and put a finger to her lips to show that she intended to keep silent.
I have no idea what that's supposed to mean, but I'm looking forward to the commentary from all the so-called experts about having two women in charge of Europe's most powerful economy.