Top ten female politicians

Top ten female politicians

Top ten female politicians

Margaret Thatcher: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1979-1990. She was the first woman head of state to one of the top seven industrialized nations plus Russia (G8).  She also was the first woman to chair the G8.

Angela Merkel: is Germany’s Chancellor since November 2005. She is the first woman head of government in Germany. She is the second woman to lead the G8 summit.

Benazir Bhutto: was Prime Minister of Pakistan in office for the first time in 1988 at the age of 35, but was removed from office 20 months later. She was reelected in 1993 and was in office till 1996.

Indira Gandhi:  was the Prime Minister of the Republic of India for four consecutive terms, totaling 15 years. She is the only female Prime Minister of India and the longest serving female Prime Minister in the world.

Julia Tymoshenko: was the Prime Minister of Ukraine from January to September, 2005, and once again from December 2007 to March 2010. Before becoming Ukraine’s first female Prime Minister, Tymoshenko was a controversial and successful businesswoman gas industry.

Michelle Bachelet: President of Chile from 2006 to 2010. During her term she was considered one of the most influential people in the world.

Condoleezza Rice: was US Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009. She was the first African-American female secretary of state.

Tarja Halonen: President of Finland since March 2000. She is the first woman head of state in Finland. She is currently member of the Council of Women World Leaders.

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf: She is President of Liberia since January 2006. She is the first woman elected as President in an African Country.

Sirimavo Bandaranaike: served three times as Prime Minister of Ceylon and Sri Lanka:  1960 to 1965, 1970 to 1977 and 1994 to 2000. She was the first elected female leader in the world.

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