Barack Obama makes case for women, says their leadership can change things

Barack Obama makes case for women, says their leadership can change things

- The United States former president, Brack Obama, has said the world will be a better a place if women rule every country

- Obama also said that most of the world's problems are connected with 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

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 though women are not perfect, they are very much better than men, BBC reports.

Obama also said that 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.

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"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.

Barack Obama said every leader must know when to step aside. Photo source: BBC

Barack Obama said every leader must know when to step aside. Photo source: BBC
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"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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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the former first lady of the US, Michelle Obama, described the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump with his dealing with Ukraine as “surreal”.

She said that though she does not know what many people think about it, she is sure they would recover from it.

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