Barack Obama stands by women taking leadership and creating change

Barack Obama stands by women taking leadership and creating change

- The United States former president, Barack Obama, has said the world would be a better a place if women ruled every country

- Obama also said that most of the world's problems are connected to the fact that a lot of old men cling to power

- When asked if he would like to run for office again, he said that clinging to power does no one any good

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The United States former president, Barack Obama, has said there could be a great improvement in standards of living if women head countries around the world.

During his talk in Singapore, the former US leader said that although women are not perfect, they are very much better than men, BBC reports.

Briefly.co.za learnt that Obama also said most of the problems the world is facing are as a result of old people, especially men, not wanting to let go of power.

He also commented on political rivalry and the heavy use of social media to spread fake information. Obama said he had thought about what a world entirely run by women would be like.

"Now women, I just want you to know; you are not perfect, but what I can say pretty indisputably is that you're better than us [men].
"I'm absolutely confident that for two years if every nation on earth was run by women, you would see significant improvement across the board on just about everything... living standards and outcomes,” he said.

When he was asked if he would fancy the idea of going into political leadership, he said he is a believer of leaders stepping aside at the right time.

"If you look at the world and look at the problems it's usually old people, usually old men, not getting out of the way.
"It is important for political leaders to try and remind themselves that you are there to do a job, but you are not there for life, you are not there in order to prop up your own sense of self-importance or your own power,” he said.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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