Gladys Berejiklian Targets Premier Post In State Of New South Wales,

GLADYS BEREJIKLIAN TARGETS PREMIER POST IN STATE OF NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA

PanARMENIAN.Net
21.01.2009 17:59 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ If the Australian Liberal Party wins the next
elections in the State of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian stands
poised to get the nod for a coveted cabinet post, the first Armenian
ever to come within touch of the circle of power in this country’s
most populous state, the Ragmamoul reports.

She has already carved out an Australian first with her appointment
as Shadow (opposition) Transport Minister.

The prospective portfolio in a Liberal State government would be
of a "toxic nature," as one columnist here observed, but that’s
still at least two years away. In the meantime, she will have to
content herself her current role, one she plays to a standing ovation
among her constituents: scarcely a week passes by that she does not
feature in some local publication or other, as she takes the cudgels
to the ruling Labor party and castigates it for its shortcomings,
and promises a better deal from her Party.

"I don’t deny that it will be extremely challenging, but I’m also
chafing at the bit to make things better for people," Berejiklian said.

Gladys Berejiklian was born and raised in Sydney, where her parents
had immigrated to in 1960. She attended local schools and studied
the Armenian language at Saturday School held in the Willoughby
Primary School.

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