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Female World Leaders

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Jenny Shipley
New Zealand 1997-1999
Kim Campbell
Canada 1993
Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Sri Lanka 1960-1965, 1970-1977 and 1994-2000
First female head of government
Khaleda Zia
Bangladesh 1991-1996 and 2001-2006
Portia Simpson-Miller
Jamaica 2006-2007 and 2012-2016
Violeta Chamorro
Nicaragua 1990-1997
Michelle Bachelet
Chile 2006-2010 and 2014-Present
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic
Croatia 2015-Present
Theresa May
United Kingdom 2016-Present
Indira Gandhi
India 1966-1977 and 1980-1984
Assassinated in 1984
Daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru
Golda Meir
Israel 1969-1974
Park Geun-Hye
South Korea 2013-Present
Her father was an assassinated president
Vigdis Finnbogadottir
Iceland 1980-1996
Longest serving female elected head of state of any country to date
Yingluck Shinawatra
Thailand 2011-2014
Corazon Aquino
Philippines 1986-1992
Megawati Sukarnoputri
Indonesia 2001-2004
Isabel Peron
Argentina 1974-1976
Laura Chinchilla
Costa Rica 2000-2014
Hasina Wazed
Bangladesh 2009-Present
Tarja Halonen
Finland 2000-2012
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Liberia 2006-Present
Erna Solberg
Norway 2013-Present
Dilma Rousseff
Brazil 2011-2016
Benazir Bhutto
Pakistan 1988-1990 and 1993-1996
Assassinated in 2007
Gloria Arroyo
Philippines 2001-2010
Julia Gillard
Australia 2010-2013
Mary Robinson
Ireland 1990-1997
Dalia Grybauskaite
Lithuania 2009-Present
Christina Kirchner
Argentina 2007-2015
Johanna Sigurdardottir
Iceland 2009-2013
Tansu Ciller
Turkey 1993-1996
Edith Cresson
France 1991-1992

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