Being a politician can be a thankless job. After all, you work away trying to get support and run long campaigns that aren’t always successful. Even if you do win, running a city, state or federal government can be quite a challenge. You have to direct huge sums of money to various projects and departments, try to get along with other politicians, keep things balanced and maintain a squeaky-clean image for the public. The slightest slip or mistake is sure to attract media attention and at the end of it all, no matter how well you’ve done, there will always be a large group of the population who don’t like you. Is it worth it? It must be because people keep doing it year after year. When we think of politicians it’s natural to immediately think of some old guy in a suit with a plastic smile, Lego hair and a briefcase. The reality can actually be very different depending where you live. In many countries, women now make up a growing proportion of the political workforce. Most of you are probably familiar with the likes of Angela Merkel and Hillary Clinton. However, there are many more women working around the world at all levels of government. As you’ll see by the following cases, some of these politicians don’t look like your typical suit-wearing bureaucrat. These beauties are sure to turn some heads on the floor of their legislatures because they are the sexiest women in politics.