Barcelona mayor-elect Ada Colau calls for more 'feminised' democracy

Ada Colau, who will be sworn is as Barcelona’s first female mayor next Saturday, has spoken in her most far-ranging interview yet about the need for a more “feminised” democracy. “We can feminise politics,” she told Amy Goodman, host of the progressive US news programme Democracy Now!, “not just by putting more women in positions of power but also through values and by demonstrating that cooperation is more effective and enjoyable than competitiveness.” Colau, an anti-eviction activist turned elected politician, said she had a list of 30 tasks to achieve during her first few months in office. These centre on job creation, guaranteeing basic rights and fighting corruption.

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