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Supporters listen to Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley speak at a campaign event in Beaufort, S.C., on Feb. 21, 2024. Julia Nikhinson /AFP via Getty Images

The South Carolina primary is likely to reveal the eventual Republican presidential nominee - 3 points to understand

While Nikki Haley trails Donald Trump in polling ahead of the South Carolina primary, the estimates don’t capture the Democrats and independents who are also able to vote in the Republican primary.
Claudia Sheinbaum, the favorite to become Mexico’s first female president. AP Photo/Marco Ugarte

Mexico will soon elect its first female president – but that landmark masks an uneven march toward women’s rights

Women represent half of Mexico’s Congress and hold key positions in politics and the judiciary. But the country is still dogged by high rates of femicide.
Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth Marci Ien rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in October 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Women in politics: To run or not to run?

Research suggests that women may be underrepresented in politics because parties act as gatekeepers and tend to choose men over women as candidates.
Jacinda Ardern and partner, Clarke Gayford, leave after she announced her resignation in New Zealand. Kerry Marshall/Getty Images

Jacinda Ardern’s resignation shows that women still face an uphill battle in politics – an expert on female leaders answers 5 key questions

Female leaders tend to open people’s perceptions of what is possible for other women in politics – but the job is also still fraught with double standards and unique risks.

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