Out with the old, in with the new? A comparison of the Arab Spring's First Ladies
With all the political turmoil in the Middle East brought in by the Arab Awakening, let’s not forget what’s really important - sussing out which of the latest First Ladies in the region are the hottest - and taking a moment to reflect on those no longer enjoying the limelight. Continue reading below »
With a focus on those countries that have undergone a political transformation since 2011, we have scoured the internet high and low for photos of the First Ladies. Some of them are leaders in their own rights - Leila Ben Ali from Tunisia spearheaded many philanthropic causes during her time and Hero Ibrahim Ahmed, wife of current Iraqi president, has an illustrious career in Kurdish media. Some of these ladies are more reclusive and are rarely, if ever, seen by the public and very little information is known on them. It seems like only one picture of Mohamed Magariaf's wife exists - and we have it here to show you! We've tried to uncover the mystery surrounding these leading ladies, past and present, and push some of them into the spotlight for the first time.
So...from Saddam’s hareem to Morsi’s slice of modest-pie, how are the fresh First Ladies sizing up compared to their predecessors?