The Philippines’ new Prime Minister: ‘We don’t need to be in the middle of an ideological war’
Posted April 08, 2020 13:26:38 The Philippines has become the first Asian country to elect its first woman prime minister, according to the New Straits Times.
A vote on the incumbent, Aileen Wu, was held Tuesday night.
She will be sworn in as the country’s 44th president on May 6.
She is the first woman to hold the position in the former colony.
The move was seen as a victory for the countrys liberal opposition, which has long argued for a woman in the highest position in a country where women make up just a tiny fraction of the population.
Wu has said she is committed to making a “positive change” in the country and the first step would be to introduce universal, free, pre-kindergarten, and college education.