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Female heads of state

Modern history has seen women in many parts of the world take active leadership roles as
presidents, prime ministers, heads of state, and leaders of nations. The following is a
list.

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Yingluck Shinawatra
Thailand
2011 –

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Atifete Jahjaga
Kosovo
2011/04/07-

 

Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé
Mali
2011/04/04-

 

Rosario del Pilar Fernández Figueroa
Peru
2011/03/19-

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Dilma Vana Rousseff
Brazil
2011/01/01-

 

Iveta Radicová
Slovakia
2010/07/08-

 

Julia Gillard
Australia
2010/06/24-

 

Mari Kiviniemi
Finland
2010/06/22-

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Laura Chinchilla Miranda
Costa Rica
2010/05/08-

 

Roza Isakovna Otunbayeva
Kyrgyzstan
2010/04/07-

 

Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Trinidad and Tobago
2010/05/26-

 

Dalia Grybauskaite
Lithuania
2009/07/12-

 

Jadranka Kosor
Croatia
2009/07/06-

 

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir
Iceland
2009/02/01-

 

Michèle Pierre-Louis
Haiti
2008/07/31-2009/11/11

 

Zinaida Grecianîi
Moldova
2008/03/31-2009/09/14

 

Cristina Elisabet Fernández de Kirchner
Argentina
2007/12/10-

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Pratibha Devisingh Patil
India
2007/7/25-

 

Han Myung-sook
South Korea
2006/04/19-2007/03/07

 

Portia Simpson-Miller
Jamaica
2006/03/30-2007/09/11

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Liberia
2006/1/16-

 

Angela Merkel
Germany
2005/11/22-

 

Maria do Carmo Trovoada Pires de Carvalho Silveira
São Tomé e Princípe
2005/06/07-2006/05/21

 

Yuliya Tymoshenko
Ukraine
2005/01/24-2005/09/08 and 2007/12/18-2010/03/11

 

Luísa Días Diogo
Moçambique
2004/02/17-2010/01/16

 

Dr. Beatriz Merino Lucero
Peru
2003/06/28-2003/12/15

 

Anneli Jäätteenmäki
Finland
2003/04/17-2003/06/24

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Micheline Anne-Marie Calmy-Rey
Switzerland
2003/01/01-

 

Maria das Neves Ceita Baptista de Sousa
Republic of São Tomé e Príncipe
2002/10/03-2003/07/16 and 2003/07/23-2004/09/18

 

Mame Madior Boye
Sénégal
2001/03/03-2002/11/04

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Tarja Kaarina Halonen
Finland
2000/3/1-

 

Helen Clark
New Zealand
1999/12/10-2008/11/19

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Mary Patricia McAleese
Ireland
1997/11/11-

 

Jenny Shipley
New Zealand
1997/12/08-1999/12/10

 

Janet Jagan
Guyana
1997/03/17-1997/12/22

 

Sheikh Hasina Wajed
Bangladesh
1996/06/23-15.7.2001 2009/01/06-

 

Claudette Werleigh
Haïti
1995/11/07-1996/02/27

 

Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga
Sri Lanka
19.8.1994-1994/11/14

 

Agathe Uwilingiyimana
Rwanda
1993/07/18-1994/05/07

 

A. Kim Campbell
Canada
1993/06/25-1993/11/04

 

Tansu Çiller
Turkey
1993/06/25-1996/03/07

 

Sylvie Kinigi
Burundi
1993/07/10-1994/02/11

 

Hanna Suchocka
Poland
1992/07/08-1993/10/26

 

Édith Cresson
France
1991/05/15-1992/04/02

 

Begum Khaleda Zia
Bangladesh
1991/03/20-1996/03/30 and 2001/09/01-2006/10/29

 

Kazimira Prunskiene
Lithuania
1990/03/17-1991/01/10

 

Benazir Bhutto
Pakistan
1988/12/02-1990/08/06 and 1993/10/19-1996/11/05

 

Milka Planinc
Yugoslavia
1982/05/15-1986/05/15

 

Gro Harlem Brundtland
Norway
1981/02/04-1981/10/14 and 1986/05/09-1989/10/16 and 1990/11/30-1996/10/25

 

Dame Mary Eugenia Charles
Dominica
1980/07/21-1995/06/14

 

Maria de Lourdes Ruivo da Silva Pintasilgo
Portugal
1979/08/01-3.01.1980 Dr.

 

Margaret Thatcher
United Kingdom of Great Britain
1979/05/03-1990/11/22

 

Élisabeth Domitién
Central African Republic
1975/01/03-1976/04/07

 

Golda Meir
Israel
1969/03/17-1974/04/10

 

Indira Gandhi
India
1966/01/19-1977/03/24 and 1980/01/14-1984/10/31

 

Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike
Sri Lanka
1960/07/21-1965/03/27 and 1970/05/29-1977/07/23 and 1994/11/14-2008/8/10

 

Yevgenia Bosch
Ukraine
1917/12/17-1918/03/09 (Acting)

Thanks to Worldwide Guide to Women In Leadership