By NBC News
November 4, 2015

Incoming Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was expected to join an elite global club Wednesday by appointing women to 50 percent of his Cabinet positions.

The self-proclaimed feminist promised that his governmental inner circle would be gender-equal while campaigning. After initially trailing in the polls, Trudeau defeated incumbent Conservative Stephen Harper last month. His government was set to be sworn-in Wednesday.

The appointment of a gender-equal Cabinet would mean Canada enjoying than double the female representation of the United States; women make up just 25 percent of Washington’s Cabinet of 16.

“Canada has never really had a gender-parity moment before…

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