The increase in the number of women in politics in the US can play an important role in preventing a new arms race, said Inga Yumasheva, coordinator of the deputy group for relations with the US Congress.
“It is known that this year the record for the number of women in the US Congress will be broken – they will take more than 100 seats in parliament. Quite a few women will be headed by states – 9 candidates successfully passed this way and won the trust of voters,” said Yumasheva to RIA Novosti.
The politician noted that according to the results of the midterm elections to the US Congress, it is already possible to draw preliminary conclusions about the changes that will occur in the US government.
“The growing number of women in politics is certainly a positive trend. It can be judged that the current electorate is waiting for more attention of the newly elected authorities to the problems of the social sector, which is a priority for people’s well-being and peace. These are the values traditionally embodied by a woman politician In addition, the female factor can play an important role in preventing a new arms race. This danger is becoming more and more real against the background of President Trump’s recent statement about the US withdrawal from the INF Treaty and willingness to increase nuclear capacity, “- said the deputy.