Roles Of Benazir Bhutto And Indira Gandhi Of India

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In the contemporary world, references to dynasties refer more often to sports teams than to political regimes. Yet, not long ago two political leaders owed much of their rise to political prominence due to their dynastical heritage. These political leaders were Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan and Indira Gandhi of India. The reasons why dynastic connections have been important to the election of these women leaders is because of their family legacy and the political instability of their respective nations. In discussing these two women and these two accompanying themes, insights into the importance of their gender will be revealed, showing that gender was both irrelevant and significant. It was irrelevant due to dynastic connections, yet significant when considering Bhutto was prime minister of a Muslim majority country and both women led societies with a strong patriarchal culture. Both Benazir Bhutto and Indira Gandhi had fathers who served as prime ministers of their respective nations and both of their fathers were incredibly popular during their tenure in office. Their popularity created a stable base of supporters for the Bhutto’s and Gandhi’s and the last names of Benazir and Indira undoubtedly carried much weight during their campaign for election due to the success of their respective paterfamilias. It is interesting to consider socio-economic context of the two nations and how this played a role in voters deciding who to cast their vote for. India and Pakistan share

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