The filthy, hagridden colosseum of Politics is practically a no-go arena for beautiful women. Occasionally though, we do get some hot dames swaggering their way across the house floor. Here are 18 such causes of global political warming.
1. Maria Carfagna, Italy
Carfagna, 34, is a former television personality and topless model. She entered politics in 2004 with the Forza Italia party and was elected to the chamber of deputies. In May, 2008, she was made the Minister of Equal Opportunity by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, although rumor is that Mr. Berlusconi required some sexual favors to give her this opportunity.
2. Alina Kabaeva, Russia
Before she entered politics, Alina Kaberva was a superstar in Russia for her rhythmic gymnastic exploits and hypnotic beauty. The 26-year-old has been State Duma depute since 2007 and hasn’t been spared the scandals that usually plague beautiful women in politics. In 2008, a Russian paper reported that she was ready to tie the knot with President Putin. He later denied this during a press conference with, guess who….. Silvio Berlusconi.
3. Eva Kaili, Greece
The 32-year-old former television presenter was elected to the Greek parliament in 2007. Her status as the hottest parliamentarian in Greece is regularly challenged by other hotties in the house.
4. Joanna Mucha, Poland
Joanna Mucha has been representing the city of Lubin in the Polish Sejm since 2007. The 34-year-old centre-right leaning brunette holds a P.H.D. in Economics and also lectures at the Catholic University of Lubin.
5. Ruby Dhalla, Canada
Dr. Dhalla, a chiropractor by profession, is one of the first Sikh women to serve in the Canadian house of commons. In her brief political career, she has managed to embrace a number of controversies. Some of her affairs include allegations of maltreatment from two caretakers employed for her mother and getting her purse snatched in India (and apparently applauding the police for giving the young culprits a sound thrashing). Like most popular women originating from that part of the word, she has also acted in a Bollywood inspired movie but was not satisfied with her shape and later alleged that her images in the posters were ‘doctored’.
6. Luciana León , Peru
Reputedly brought in to the attract young voters, Luciana Leon, at 31-years-old, is the youngest member of parliament in Peruvian history. She was named the most beautiful politician in the world by an online poll conducted by Spanish newspaper 20 Minutos in 2009. However, her family has been involved in some major corruption scandals and similar bells are also ringing for her.
7. Anna-Maria Galojan, Estonia
This 26-year-old half Caucasian (Armenian) beauty heads the Estonian European movement. Voted as one of the most important people in Estonia, she was accused of embezzling funds and spending them on beauty products. Her response? Posing nude for Playboy in protest.
8. Orly Levy, Israel
This smokin’ 36-year-old mother of three is a member of the Israeli Knesset (legislature). The former model might well be the hottest right-winger around.
9. Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine
Yulia Volodymyrivna Tymoshenko has twice been the prime minister of Ukraine. She was easily the prettiest head of state around before losing popular support and elections in March, 2010. The fiery 49-year-old is also amongst Vladimir Putin’s favorite politicians.
10. Vera Lischka, Austria
Before her political foray, Vera Lishka was an accomplished swimmer for her country and won the European 50 m breaststroke title. She is currently the member of Upper Austrian parliament.
11. Setrida Geagea, Lebanon
The 43-year-old is one of the most popular politician in Lebanon, a reputation not only enhanced by her beauty but also by her defiance of Syrian dominance. Her husband, Samir Geagea, was released from prison after 11 years in 2005 and she remains a potent force in Lebanon’s Christian political scene.
12. Christa Markwalder Bär, Switzerland
A member of the Swiss Nationalrat, Bär is, appropriately, a lawyer by profession. The 35- year-old is known for supporting the moderation of cannabis laws.
13. Emma Kiernan, Ireland
While Emma Kiernan was running for the local council Fine Gaele, a photograph was discovered on Facebook showing the 27-year-old having some fun with the lassies. This kicked off a mini political scandal in Ireland, propelling her into the limelight and eventually winning her the elections. Despite all the denials and proclamation of innocence, this hottie must secretly be thanking the girl who tagged her.
14. Michela Vittoria-Brambillam, Italy
Another Berlusconi bombshell, Michela Vittoria-Brambilla, 49, has been touted as the a possible successor to the naughty premier. As is evident from the photograph, she is famous for her attire. This Redhead has surely attracted many a Italian male towards current affairs.
15. Kirsten Gillibrand, USA
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, 43, is the product of the first all-girls school in USA; the Emma Willard school in Troy, New York. Currently the youngest member of the US senate, she replaced former beauty Hillary Clinton.
16. Marina Schuster, Germany
Bavarian beauty Marina Schuster, 36, has been a member of German parliament since 2005. She specializes in human rights and acts as the African expert in the parliament.
17. Sabine Uitslag, Netherlands
A member of the center-right leaning Christen Democratisch Appèl, Sabine Uitslag, 37, has dominated the various “Sexiest Politician” polls in Netherlands for some time now.
18. Julia Bonk, Germany
Julia Bonk, 24, made it to the local Saxony parliament aged only 18 – the younger member of parliament in German history.