Former Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden has taken a cue from the former president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama and has chosen a woman in the person of California senator, Kamala Haris as his Veep for the November 2020 general election.
The selection of Kamala Haris by Joe Biden makes her the first black person or person of color ever picked as vice presidential candidate of a major political party in the United States.
In the early part of July this year, the presidential candidate of the biggest opposition party in Ghana, John Dramani Mahama selected Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang as his running mate for the December election. This made Jane the first vice presidential candidate of a major political party in Ghana.
Her selection and the selection of Kamala Haris by Joe Biden is significantly similar.
Just like how the selection of Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang by John Mahama brings gender parity, Biden’s selection of Kamala Haris also brings in a person who cuts across racial devide, gender parity and a generational breath to the campaign. Both Jane and Kamala serve as a representation for the majority of women in their respective countries.
Kamala Devi Harris is an American lawyer and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from California since 2017. She comes along to compensate Joe Biden as a tough person who will match Donald Trump boot for boot when the debate moves from the normal.
Kamala Haris is a good debater and can take anyone on when it comes to getting her tough views across. During the democratic presidential candidate debates, Kamala Haris stood toe to toe with the men in her party. Madam Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang is also known for her debating prowess.
Kamala Haris and Joe Biden will battle Donald Trump and Mike Pence for the November 2020 election while John Dramani Mahama and Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang will also battle Akufo Addo and Bawumia a month later in Ghana.
Seems we are in the era of women taking higher positions in the ruling of a country.
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