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    Over Half of Russians Ready For Female Prime Minister, Third For Woman President

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    Over a half of Russian nationals are ready to entrust a woman as a PM, a third would vote for a female presidential candidate.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Over a half of Russian nationals are ready to entrust a woman with the post of prime minister, a third would vote for a female presidential candidate, while the majority support appointing females to policy-making positions in the social sector, a poll conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) revealed on Friday.

    "As many as 55 percent would entrust a woman with the post of prime minister, while 59 percent with leading a fraction or a committee in the State Duma. But the Russian nationals are not totally ready for a female president with only 31 percent supporting this, while 61 percent would oppose a female candidate," VTsIOM said in a statement.

    A total of 89 percent of respondents said that women should head the ministries of health, education and social protection.

    The poll was conducted on August 27-28, with about 1,600 respondents interviewed by phone.


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