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Michelle Bachelet: Her lifelong fight against sexism and for women’s rights

Angela Merkel famously shied away from calling herself a feminist — but Chile's first female president embraces the term, saying that feminism is for everyone. DW spoke to Bachelet about her remarkable history.

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