The seat snub of Ursula von der Leyen has amplified questions about the world's attitude towards women in power.
Sky's Sophy Ridge spoke with French oncologist and MEP Veronique Trillet-Lenoir as well as Violeta Bulc, former Deputy Prime Minister of Slovenia.
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