A new direction in politics?

Women to the fore: Sidse Babett Knudsen plays Birgitte Nyborg in Borgen. Is Malaysia ready for a woman leader to hold the topmost political post? — DR1

EPISODE one of season four of Borgen, my favourite political drama, is called “The Future Is Female”.

Borgen is a hit Netflix series which revolves around Birgitte Nyborg, the fictional first female prime minister of Denmark. It originally aired in Denmark in 2010, when life seemed to imitate art after the country elected its first woman prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, in 2011.

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