Female presidents and prime ministers

by Piero Scaruffi | National leaders

Sri Lanka: Sirimavo Bandaranaike (1960)
India: Indira Gandhi (1966-84)
Israel: Golda Meir (1969-74)
Argentina: Isabel Peron (1974-76)
Britain: Margaret Thatcher (1979-90)
Portugal: Maria Pintasilgo (1979)
Dominica: Mary-Eugenia Charles (1980)
Norway: Gro Harlem Brundtland (1981)
Iceland: Vigd¡s Finnbogad¢ttir (1980-96)
Philippines: Corazon Aquino (1986-92)
Pakistan: Benazir Bhutto (1988-96)
Nicaragua: Violeta Chamorro (1990-97)
Ireland: Mary Robinson (1990-97)
Bangladesh: Khaleda Zia (1991)
Turkey: Tansu €iller (1993)
Sri Lanka: Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga (1994-2005)
Bangladesh: Hasina Wajed (1996)
New Zealand: Jenny Shipley (1997),Helen Clark (1999)
Ireland: Mary McAleese (1997-)
Guyana: Janet Jagan (1997-99)
Latvia: Vaira Vike-Freiberga (1999-07)
Switzerland: Ruth Dreifuss (1999-99)
Panama: Mireya Moscoso (1999-04)
Finland: Tarja Halonen (2000-)
Philippines: Gloria Arroyo (2001-)
Senegal: Mame Madior Boye (2001)
Indonesia's president Megawati Sukarnoptri (2001-04)
Finland's prime minister Anneli Jaatteenmaki (2003-)
Germany's chancellor Angela Merkel (2005-)
Ukraine's prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko (2005-)
Liberia: Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (2006-)
Chile: Michelle Bachelet (2006-)
Jamaica: Portia Simpson Miller (2006)
Argentina's president Cristina Fernandez-Kirchner (2007-)
Switzerland's president Micheline Calmy-Rey (2007)
India's president Pratibha Patil (2007) figurehead
Israel's prime minister Tzipi Livni (2008)