Current Female Presidents and Prime Ministers around the World

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Newly Thai’s Prime Minister Shinawatra Yingluck has become the newest member of the club of current female presidents and prime ministers in the world. 


On Thursday 5 August, Shinawatra Yingluck was voted as the newly Thai’s Prime Minister as well as the first woman to hold the office in Thai history with 296 votes in the nearly 500-member parliament. And today is the official day of the 44-year-old Shinawatra as the country’s leader when King Bhumibol Adulyadej endorsed her appointment as the 28th prime minister with a royal command presented at a ceremony at her Pheu Thai party headquarters. Making a speech after certificated officially on Monday, Shinawatra announced: "To be the first female prime minister like this is a big challenge and carries high expectations of the people." but expressed her confidence that "being a woman will not be an obstacle because women combine strength and tenderness in solving problems."


Yingluck Shinawatra became the 28th Prime Minister and the first female Prime Minister of Thai history on Thursday 5 August

Yingluck Shinawatra became the 28th Prime Minister and the first female Prime Minister of Thai history on Thursday 5 August


Angela Merkel is the current Chancellor of Germany and the first woman Prime Minister of Germany's history. In 2007, she became the second woman to chair the G8, after Margaret Thatcher

Angela Merkel is the current Chancellor of Germany and the first woman Prime Minister of Germany's history. In 2007, she became the second woman to chair the G8 after Margaret Thatcher


Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is the 55th and current President of Argentina and the widow of former President Néstor Kirchner. She is also the first elected female President in Argentina’s history

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is the 55th and current President of Argentina and the widow of former President Néstor Kirchner. She is also the first elected female President in Argentina’s history


President of Kyrgyzstan is Roza Otunbayeva

President of Kyrgyzstan is Roza Otunbayeva


The first female President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla Miranda

The first female President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla Miranda


Slovakia’s Prime Minister Iveta Radicova

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Iveta Radicova


The current 77-year-old President of the Republic of India, Pratibha Patil

The current 77-year-old President of the Republic of India, Pratibha Patil


Australia’s female Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Australia’s female Prime Minister Julia Gillard

 

Ireland's second female president is Mary McAleese. She is the eighth and current President of Ireland after being a barrister, journalist and academic

Ireland's second female president is Mary McAleese. She is the eighth and current powerful President of Ireland after being a barrister, journalist and academic


Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar (red shirt), the first female Prime Minister in Republic ofTrinidad and Tobago and the 7th person being honor in this position

Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar (red shirt), the first female Prime Minister in Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the 7th person  to be honor in this position


Iceland’s Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir

Iceland’s Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir


Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaite

Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaite


Dilma Vana Rousseff is the 36th President of Brazil and the first woman to hold the office

Dilma Vana Rousseff is the 36th President of Brazil and the first woman to hold the office


A Croatian politician and former journalist, Jadranka Kosor is the current Prime Minister of Croatia and Croatia's first female to hold the office since independence

A Croatian politician and former journalist, Jadranka Kosor is the current Prime Minister of Croatia and Croatia's first female to hold the office since independence

 

Current Female Presidents and Prime Ministers around the World: New Thai prime minister

 

Related links:

Yingluck Shinawatra: Thailand's First Female Prime Minister in Pictures

Childhood of World’s Famous Leaders

U.S. Presidents’ Birthdays in Pictures

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