French President François Hollande achieves gender parity of sorts
President François Hollande of France promised gender parity in his government and better access to power for women. He has kept his word, sort of. Europe’s second-largest economy now has an equal number of men and women in its cabinet of ministers for the first time. Still, women don’t hold the most critical ministerial posts and men account for more than 80 percent of Hollande’s powerful policy-making team at the Élysée presidential palace.