May to be the next PM of Britain

On the heels of the recent ‘Brexit‘ decision, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he would resign from his position — but the day he resigns is much sooner than once thought.

According to the USA TODAYCameron announced on Monday, July 11 that he will be resigning on Wednesday — yes, Wednesday, July 13 — and set to take over for Cameron is current Home Secretary Theresa May, making her the second female to hold the position in the country’s history.

“Cameron’s announcement came just hours after May’s only competitor for Conservative Party leader and prime minister — Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom — dropped out of the running,” reports the USA TODAY.

With a reputation of “steely determination,” the USA TODAY says that May has a “willingness to stand up to the men who traditionally dominate British politics” that likens her to previous British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

May “joins German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the leader of one of Europe’s biggest nations,” says the USA TODAY, ad “if Hillary Clinton wins the U.S. presidential race in November, women would be in charge of the Western world’s most powerful countries.”

An Oxford graduate, May is part of the Conservative Party, the USA TODAY reports, and has served on Cameron’s cabinet since 2010 as the home secretary — a position that is described as “one of the most challenging jobs in government, involving immigration, national security and crime,” and a position she’s held longer than any other politician in the last 50 years, according to the USA TODAY.

And now May can add the title of prime minister to her resume.

Getting With The Times

In January 2015, UN Women found that only 17 percent of government ministers were women, with many overseeing fields like education and family. But on Nov. 5, Canada’s new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, made an announcement that attempts to level this male-female cabinet member disparity.

According to the USA Today, Prime Minister Trudeau announced his decision to make a gender-equal cabinet. His reasoning? “Because it’s 2015.”

Composing a cabinet comprised of 15 men and 15 women, Trudeau explains that he tried to pick a ministerial team that represents the diversity of Canada. As the 43-year-old leader of the Liberal Party took the oath of office on Wednesday, the USA Today says he also introduced a younger, more diverse cabinet. Most ministers, the USA Today explains, are between the ages of 35 and 50.

According to The Globe and MailPrime Minister Trudeau expressed his excitement over his newly-formed cabinet. “It’s an incredible pleasure for me to be here today, before you, to present to Canada a cabinet that looks like Canada.”

Thank you, Prime Minister Trudeau, for showing us that women deserve equal representation in politics because, well, it’s about time.