Female Vice-presidents

Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership


Note that in some monarchies members of the royal families acts 
as Deputy Heads of State

1954-75 Vice-Chairman Song Qingling, China
One of two deputies of Chairman Mao. She afterwards became acting Chairperson of the presidium of the National People’s Congress and thereby acting Head of State 1968-72 and perhaps 1976-78. From 1945-54 she vas Vice-Chairperson of the Council of Ministers.

1961-66 Vice-President Maria Paretti, Romania
Member of the Council of State for some years before becoming it's Vice-Chairperson and deputy head of state.

1966-69 Vice-President Constanța Crăciun, Romania

Constanta Craciun was member of the Presidium of the Grand National Assembly 1948-1953, Minister of Culture 1953-57), Vice-Minister of Culture 1959-62, Chairperson of the State Committee for Culture and Art 1962-65. She lived (1914-2002).

1972-74 Vice-President and President of the Senate Maria Estela Martínez Cartas de Perón, Argentina

Isabel Peron succeeded her husband, President Juan Peron, in 1974 becoming the world’s first woman with the title of President. (b. 1931-).

1973-74 Member of the Presidency Ida Sabo, Yugoslavia

Commissar for Social Politics of Vojvodina from 1948 to the 1950s and Vice-President of the Local Parliament. From 1971 to 1992 there were 59 male and 1 female members of the Presidency. She lived (1915-2016).

1975-76 Deputy Head of State Élisabeth Domitién, Central African Republic
As Prime Minister she was Deputy Head of State and acted as President on occasions when President Bokassa was abroad. She lived (1926-?97).

1979 Acting Deputy Head of State Lidia Gueiler Tejada, Bolivia
Acting President 1979-80 and before that President of Cámara de Diputados 1978-79.

1980-85 Vice-President Maria Ciocan, Romania
Between 1985-89 Member of the Council of State.

1980-85 Member of the Presidency of the Revolutionary Council and the Politburo of the Communist Party  Dr. Anahita Ratebzad, Afghanistan

Ambassador to Yugoslavia 1978, Minister of Social Affairs 1978-79 and Minister of Education 1980. She was the highest ranking woman in the parcham faction of the PDPA, as an expert propagandist and partner of Babrak Karmal. Her former husband, Dr. Qamaruddin Kakar used to be king Zahir Shah's personal physician. (b. 1928-)

1980-91 Deputy Head of State Alda Neves da Graça do Espirito Santo, Sao Tomé e Principe

Also known as Alda do Espírito Santo or Alda Graça, she fought in the independence war and was a acclaimed poet. 1975-78 Minister of Culture, Education and 1978-80 Minister of Education, Social Affairs and Culture. As President of the National Assembly she was Deputy Head of State. She lived (1926-2010).

1980-89 Deputy Head of State Marie Davies-Pierre, Dominica

Clerk of the house 1965-80. As Speaker of the House she was Deputy Head of State.  

1981-1992 Deputy Head of State Yeh Chin-feng, Taiwan
Former Judge, Civil Servant and member of the government - among other Minister of the Interior (1997-98) and Minister of Justice (1998-2000) As Chairperson of the National Assembly she ranked second in the hierarchy of the state after the President.  (b. 1943-)

1985-91 2nd. Vice-President and 2nd. Deputy Prime Minister Viola Harper Burnham, Guyana
In charge of Social Development. She was the widow of President Burnham who died 1985. She lived (1930-2003).

1985-89 Vice-President Maria Ghitulicâ, Romania
Between 1979-82 Deputy Chairperson of the District Council of Olt, 1980-82 Secretary and 1982-85, 1988-89 Vice-President of the Grand National Assembly.

1986-90 2nd. Vice-President Victoria Garrón de Doyan, Costa Rica.
Author and Writer of children's books

1987-2002 Vice-President Nguyên Thi-Binh, Viêt Nam
In 1953, she was arrested and jailed in Chi Hoa prison. Immediately after her release the following year, she rejoined the resistance and moved north to further her political training. 1960-68 in charge of Foreign Affairs of the National Front for Liberation of South Viet Nam, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Socialist Provisorial Government of North Vietnam 1969-76, Minister of Education 1976-87. Member of the Council of State since 1982 and from 1987-92 one of it's vice-chairs and since 1992 the only vice-President.. (b. 1926-)

1989 Vice-President Elisabeth Kopp, Switzerland
Between 1974-84 President of the Municipal Grossrat (Grand Council) of Zürich, 1984-89 Federal Councillor of Justice and Police and Deputy Councillor of Finance. She had to resign from the government because of a scandal of which she was later cleared in court. (b. 1934-)

1990-95 Deputy Head of State Neva A. Edwards, Dominica   

As speaker she was Deputy Head of State

1992-93 Vice-President Blaga Nikolova Dimitrova, Bulgaria
A famous independent poet. She resigned from the post of Vice-President in protest of the political developments in the country. She lived (1922-2003).

1992-96 Member of the Presidency Tatjana Ljugic-Mijatovic, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Also Member of the Council of Minister. Ambassador to Austria and to UN in Vienna (Wien) from 1997

1992- Deputy Head of State Kadidja Abeba, Djibouti

Also known as Kadiga Abeba Mocrea, she was she was counsellor to the Supreme Court until her appointment as 1. President of the Judicial Court,  and acts as the Interim President when necessary.  President of the Supreme Court from around 2000. Still in office 2015.

1993-97 Third Vice-President Guadalupe Jerezano Mejía, Honduras
Concurrently Coordinator of the Office of Women and from 1996 Delegate to the Central-American Parliament.

1994-98 Second Vice-President Rebeca Grynspan Mayfis, Costa Rica
Minister of Housing and Urban Development 1997-98.

1994-2003 Vice-President Dr. Wandira Specioza Kazibwe, Uganda
In 1989-91 Deputy Minister of Industry, 1992-94 Minister of Culture, Women and Youth, 1994-96 Minister of Gender and Community Development and 1996-99 Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. (b. 1955-).

1995-97 Vice-President Julia de la Cruz Mena Rivera, Nicaragua
Julia Mena was the first woman to serve as deputy to a female President (Violeta Barrios de Chamorro). Former 1. Vice-President of the Asembleia Nacional and since 1999 President of the Partido Liberal Independiente and Vice-President of the Parlamento Centroamericano.

1995-96 Deputy Head of State Ilga Kreituse, Latvia

As Chairperson of the Saeima she was deputy to the President. Presidential Candidate in 1996. Minister of European Affairs 1997.

1996-98 Vice-President Rosalia Arteaga Serrano de Fernández de Córdova, Ecuador
Minister of Education 1994, acting President 1997 and Presidential candidate in 1999.

1997-2017 Vice-President Aisatou N'Jie Saidy, The Gambia
Minister of Social Welfare, Health and Women’s Affairs 1996-2017.

1997 1st. Vice-President and Prime Minister Janet Jagan, Guyana
Became Prime Minister and Vice-President after the death of her husband, President Cheddi Jagan. Executive President 1997-99.
(b. 1920-)

1998-99 Vice-President Ruth Dreifuss, Switzerland
As National Councillor (Minister) of the Interior 1992-2002, she served a one-year term as Vice-President of Switzerland before taking over as President 1999-2000.

1997-2005 Vice-President Prof. Dr. Masoumek Ebtekar, Iran
In charge of Environment (b. 1960-)

1998-2002 1st. Vice-President Astrid Fischel Volio, Costa Rica
As Deputy Head of State she acted as President on various occations. She was also Minister of Culture and Sports. Professor of History at the University of Costa Rica.

1998-2002 2nd Vice-President Elizabeth Odio Benito, Costa Rica
As Deputy Head of State she acted as President on various occations. She was also Minister of Environment and Energy and Ministe rof Education in 2002. She was Minister of Justice and Attorney-General 1978-82 and 1990-94, Vice-rector of The University of Costa Rica, 1994 Ambassador to United Nations in Europe, 1994-97 Judge by the International Tribunal in the former Yugoslavia and since 2003 Vice-President of the International Criminal Court. (b. 1939-).

1998-2001 Vice-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, The Philippines
In 2001 she succeeded Estrada as President after he was forced to resign. Daughter of the late President Diosdado Macapagal and Dr. Evangeline Macaraeg-Macapagal, mother of two sons and a daughter (b. 1947-)

1998-2002 2nd. Executive Vice-President Gladys Caballero de Arevalo, Honduras
Vice-Minister of Justice around 1996

1999-2001 Vice-President Megawati Sukarnoputri, Indonesia
Leader of the Democratic Party in 1993-96, founder and leader of The Party of Democratic Struggle in 1998, and won the most seats in the Parliament in 1999. 2000-01 charged with the running of the daily business of the government and state. At the 23rd of July President Wahid was ousted as President and she inaugurated as President.  (b. 1946-)

1999-2000 Deputy Head of State María de Los Ángeles Moreno Uriegas, Mexico 
1982-88 Subsecretary of Budget, 1988-91 Secretary of Fisheries, 1992 President of Cámara de Diputados, 1994 President of the Permanent Commission of Congreso de la Union, 1993-94 Coordinator of the PRI Parliamentary Group, 1994 General Secretary, 1994-95 President and 1998-99 Vice-President of the Parliamentary, 1997 President of the Senate, 1997-98 1. Vice-President of the Senate and from 
May to August 1998 Vice-President of the Permanent Commission.
1999 General Coordinator of the Parliamentary Group, 1999 President of the Senate (March), 1999 President of the Commission of Congreso de la Union. (b. 1954)  

2000-08 Vice-President Annette Lü Hsin-lien, Taiwan
Political prisoner 1979-85, on parole 1985-90, Member of the Legislative Yuan 1992, Counsellor of the President 1996, County Magistrate in Taoyan County 1997-2000 and Acting Chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party 2005-06.  In the first stage of the primary elections in May 2007, she finished last of the candidates with 6% of the wote. The male candiate later lost the elections. (b. 1944-).

2000- 04 Vice-President Milagros Ortiz Bosch, Dominican Republic
Also Secretary of State of Education. In 1963 and 1965 she was Assistant of her relative, President Bosch, imprisoned 1963 and in exile 1964-65, academic career, 1982-90 Advisor in the Cámara de Diputados, Senator 1990-2000, Vice-President of the Partido Revolucionario Dominicano from 1991. In 2004 she was candidate for President in the party's primary elections, running against the incumbent President, who ultimately lost the national elections. (b. 1936-)

2000-02 Executive Vice-President Adina Mercedes Bastidas Castillo, Venezuela
International banker, and she was removed from office in January 2002 because she expressed too leftist views. Instead she was appointed Minister of Productivity and Commerce.

2000- Deputy Head of State Alix Boyd Knights, Dominica
Former human Right's Advocate and Speaker of the House of Representatives

2001-05 Vice-President Sandra Sumang Pierantozzi, Palau (Balau)
1989-96  Minister of Administration and Budget as her country's first female minister, 1992 she was candidate for Vice-President and from 1996 senator and Floor Leader. In 2001 she again became Minister of Administration and Budget again, and was later appointed Minister of Health. In 2000 opponent as Vice-Presidential candidate was her nephew, Senator Alan Seid. In 2004 she failed to be re-elected for second term. Minister of State from 2009 and thereby in charge of Foreign and Domestic Affairs, International Trade and the Office of the Public Defender

2001-2003 and 2004-2007 Deputy Head of State Nino Burjanadze, Georgia
Elected Chairperson of the Parliament and Deputy Head of State, after her predecessor resigned amid serious political upheaval when President Eduard Shevardnadze sacked his entire cabinet. She was Acting President after Shevardnaze was forced to resign 2003-04 and again from 2007. (b. 1964-).

2002 1st. Vice-President Lineth Saborío Chaverri, Costa Rica
She held various Cabinet Positions. At 23rd. of June 2003 President Abel Pacheco de la Espriella (b. 1933-) went on one week's sick-leave and surrendered his power temporarily to her. She since acted on many occations since then, when she has been "Presidenta en ejercicio de la República de Costa Rica". (b. 1962-)

2002-06 2nd Executive Vice-President Armida Villela de López Contreras, Honduras
She was lawyer prior to her election to the post of vice-President. She is also in charge of various social programs.

2002-07 Vice-President Truong  My Hoa, Vietnam
Trương Mỹ Hoa was President of the National Committee for the Advancement of Women Circa 1995-2002 and Vice-President of the National Assembly of Viet Nam until 2002. (b. 1945-).

2002-07 Deputy Head of State Dr. Linda Baboolal, Trinidad and Tobago
Chairperson of Peoples National Movement 1996-2002. Minister of Social Welfare and Consumer's Affairs 1991-95 and Minister of Health 1995. Only a couple of days after her election to Senate President, she became Acting President of the Republic during the travels abroad of President Robinson (10-17.04).

2002-10 Deputy Head of State Dr. Szili Katalin, Hungary
As President of The Országgyülés she was also Deputy Head of State. Dr. Szili was Political State Secretary of Environmental Protection 1994-98 and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly 1998-2002. 

2002-06 Deputy Head of State Ingrîda Ûdre, Latvia
As Chairperson of the Saeima she was  Deputy to the President. From 1998 Co-Chairperson and 1998-99 Vice-Chairperson of the Saeima Fracion of the New Party and in 1999 Minister of Economics and Presidential Candidate. 2004 Designated as European Commissioner. (b. 1958-).

2003 Vice-President Ruth Metzler-Arnold, Switzerland
(2004 Designate Federal President)
Ruth Metzler was considered a future hope of Swiss politics but was was narrowly defeated for re-election in 2003 as the first Councillor of State not to be reelected for 131 years, because the parliament preferred a 18 years older man from her party, who then took over the post of Federal President, which would have occupied, had she remained in office. She was Sächelmeisterin, Councillor of Finance 1996-99 and Vice-President of the Government 1998-99 of the Kanton Appenzell-Innerhoden . (b. 1964-).

2003-16 Vice President Teima Onorio, Kiribati
Also known as Teimwa Onorio, she is her country's only female MP and the first female cabinet member for 26 years as Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Development 2003-07 and 2008-12, of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives 2007-08 and Internal Affairs and Social Development 2012-16. (b. 1963-).

2003 Deputy Head of State Anneli Jäätteenmäki, Finland
As Prime Minister she was also also Deputy Head of State. In 1991-94 and 1999-2000 Deputy Parliamentary Leader and since 2000 leader of Suomen Keskusta/Centern i Finland, 1994-95 Minister of Justice. (b. 1958-)

2003-06 and 2007-14 Deputy Head of State Ene Ergma, Estonia
As Chairperson of the Riigikogu 2003-06 and 2007-14, she was also Deputy Head of State. D.Sc. in physics and mathematics, Professor since 1988 and Vice-President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences 1999-2003, Parliament Vice-President from 2006 and Candiate in the August Presidential Elections. (b. 1944-).

2004-09 Vice-President Ana Vilma Alvanez de Escobar, El Salvador
Ana Vilma de Escobar was member of the Cabinet and President of the Salvadoran Institute of Social Security 1999-2003.

2004-14 Vice-President Joyce Mujuru, Zimbabwe
A General during the anti-colonial under the name of Teurai-Ropa Nhongo. Also ZANU-Party Secretary of Education. 1980 Minister of Youth, Sport and Recreation, 1980-85 Minister of Community Development and Women's Affairs, 1985-88 Minister of State by the Prime Minister, 1988-92 Minister of Community Development, Cooperatives and Women’ Affairs, 1992-96 Resident Minister and Governor of Mashonaland Central, 1996-97 Minister of Information, Post and Telecommunication Since 1997 Minister of Rural Resources and Water Development and in 2001 Acting Minister of Defence
Former Secretary and 2
004-14 Vice-President of ZANU-P. (b. 1955-).


2004-09 Deputy Head of State Dr. Fatma Ekenoğlu, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

CTP Deputy from 2000. As Parliamentary Speaker she was also Deputy Head of State. (b. 1949-).


2004-07 Deputy Head of State Dr. Anna Psarouda-Benaki, Greece

As President of the Vouli she is Second in the state hierarchy even though she only acts as Head of State if the President is abroad for more than 10 days or dies in office. 1989 she was Alternate Minister of Education and Religion, 1990-91 Alternate Minister of Culture, 1991-92 Minister of Culture and 1992-93 Minister of Justice and Vice-President of the Parliament 2000-04. (b. 1934-).

2005-08 Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, South Africa

1996-99 Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, 1999-2005 Minister of Minerals and Energy, Acting Minister of Arts and Culture in 2004 and appointed Acting President in 2004 from 28.07 to 30.07 and in 2005 on 23.01. When President Mbeki was deposed by the ANC, she decided to resign instead taking over as Acting President. (b. 1955-).

2005-06 2. Vice-President Alice Nzomukunda, Burundi

As Deputy Chief of State and Government, she was responsible for Economic and Social Issues. Secretary General of the Transitional National Assembly 2004-05 and Spokesperson of RAFEBU (Ralliement des associations des Femmes Burundaises) and the League of the Women of CNDD-FDD and 1. Vice-President of the National Assembly 2007-08, Leader of the Democratic Alliance for Renewal (ADR) from 2009 and Presidential Candidate in 2010. (b. 1966-).

2005-09 Vice-President Fatemeh Javadi, Iran

Also Head of the Environmental Protection Organisation. Until her appointment she was paleontologist teaching at the University of Shiraz.

2006 and 2010 Vice-President of the Confederation Micheline Calmy-Rey, Switzerland
Former President of the Socialist Party of Génève, she was President of the Grand Conseil of Génève 1993, Councillor of Finance 1997-2002, Vice-President of the Cantonal Government 2000-01 and President of the Cantonal Government 2001-02. Federal Foreign Minister 2003-11 and President in 2007 and 2011. (b. 1945-).

2006- Vice-President Dr. Naja Al-Attar, Syria

Minister of Culture 1976-2000 and of National Guidance 1994-2000. Graduated from University in 1958.

2006-08 1. Vice-President Laura Chinchilla Miranda, Costa Rica
Vice-Minister of Security 1994-96, Minister of Public Security, Interior and Police 1996-98 and also Minister of Justice from 2006 and President 2010-14. (b. 1959-).

2006-11 2. Vice-President Lourdes Mendoza del Solar, Perú

Former Mayor, Zoila Lourdes Carmen Sandra Mendoza del Solar was the running-mate of Alan Garcia. (b. 1958-).

2006-07 2. Vice-President Marina Barampama, Burundi
Secretary General of the Women's Leauge of the Cndd-fdd Party from 2006. Fired by the president after 6 months in office because of political differences.

2006-09 Deputy Head of State Dalia Itzik, Israel

As Speaker of the Knesset she was also Deputy Head of State. Former Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem in charge of Education, Labour Member of the Knesset 1992-2005, Minister of Environment 1999-2001, Minister of Trade and Industry 2001-02, Group Chairperson of Labour 2003-05 and Minister of Communication in 2005. She joined Kadima, a new party formed by Ariel Sharon in 2006. Acting President 25.01-15-07 2007. (b. 1952-).

2007-16 Vice-President Nguyễn Thị Doan, Vietnam
Nguyen Thi Doanis professor in Economics and Vice-Chairperson of the Inspection Commission of the Communist Party. (b. 1951-).

2008-09 Deputy President Baleka Mbete, South Africa

Chairperson of the (ANC) Parliamentary caucus 1995-96, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly 1996-2004  and Speaker 2004-08 and ANC Chair from 2007. When the President resigned in September 2008 it was expected that she would be named Acting President for the period until April 2009, but this position went to a man, who appointed her as Deputy President. (b. 1949-).

2008-12 Deputy Head of State Slavica Đukić-Dejanović, Serbia

As President of the Skupština, she was Deputy Head of State. Dukic-Dejanovic. She is Vice-President of the Socijalističke partije Srbije. Acting State President in 2012. Appointed Minister of Health in 2012.

2009 and 2016 Vice-President of the Confederation  Doris Leuthard, Switzerland

Member of the Assembly in Aargau 1997-2000, Vice-President of Christian Democratic Party, CVP 2001-04,  President of CVP Schweiz 2004-06 and Federal Councillor of Economic Affairs 2006-10 and of Environment, Energy, Transport and Communication from 2010 and President in 2010. (b. 1963-).

2009-12 Vice-President Joyce Banda, Malawi

Minister of Women, Child Welfare and Community Service 2004-06 and Minister of Foreign Affairs 206-09. President after the death of her predecessor in 2012. (b. 1954-).

2009-12 Deputy Head of State Irena Degutiené, Lithuania
As Speaker of the Seimas she was also Deputy Head of State. Medical Doctor, 1994-97 Vice-Minister of Health, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs 1997-2000, Acting Prime Minister twice in 1999 and Deputy Speaker of the Seimas 2008-09 and from 2012. (b. 1949-).

2009-13 Vice-President Nasrin Soltankhah, Iran

In carge of Science and Technology, 2005-09 Cabinet Member and Director of the Center for Women's Participation and Presidential Advisor on Women’s Affairs and Member of the Theran City Council from 2003.

2009-13 Vice-President Fatemeh Bodaghi, Iran

Advices the president on Legal and Juridical Affairs

2009-13 Vice-President Farahnaz Torkestani, Iran

Head of National Youth Organization

2010-14 Vice-President María Antonieta Guillén de Bográn, Honduras

President of Partido Nacional in 2009. Also Minister of the Presidency 2010-14.

2010-11 Deputy Head of State Hannelore Kraft, Germany

Member of the Landtag of NRW since 2000, Minister of Federal- and European Affairs 2001-05 and Minister of Science and Research in 2005, Parliamentary Leader of the Social Democrats 2005-20, State Chairperson of the party from 2007 and from 2009 Federal Vice-Chairperson and from 2010 Minister President of Nordrhein-Westfalen and as such President of the Council of States from November 2010 to November 2011 and also Deputy Head of State.(b. 1961-).

2010-16 Vice-President Monique Agnès Ohsan-Bellepeau, Mauritius

1995-2000 Junior Minister of Urban- and Rural Development and Président of the parti travailliste until 2010 and Acting President in 2012 and 2015.

2011 Vice-President of the Confederation Eveline Widmer-Sclumpf, Switzerland

Councillor of Finance and Military of Graubünden 1998-2007, Vice-President of the Government 2000 and 2004 and President of the Government 2001 and 2005, Federal Councillor of Justice and Police 2008-10, Councillor of Finance from 2010 and Federal President in 2012. (b. 1956-).

2011-16 1. Vice-President Marisol Espinoza Cruz, Peru

Member of the Congress 2006-11 and and Spokesperson for the Partido Nacionalista Peruano in the Congress 2009-11. (b. 1967-)

2011-15 Deputy Head of State Maria da Assunção Esteves, Portugal

As Parliament President, she was Deputy Head of State. She was Social Democrat (Conservative) MP 1987-89, 2002-04 and from 2011, Judge at the Constitutional Tribunal 1989-98, MEP 2004-09. (b. 1956-).

2011-14 Deputy Head of State Ewa Kopacz, Poland
As Parliament President, she was Deputy Head of State. Member of the Sejm 2001-2005 and from 2011 for Platforma Obywatelsk, Minister of Helth 2007-11 and Prime Minister 2014-15. (b. 1956-).

2012-15 Vice President Ingrid Roxana Baldetti Elías, Guatemala
Roxana Baldetti was member of the Congreso de Guatemala 2003-11 and Vice-President 2005-06, Parliamentary Leader 2008 and Secretary General of Partido Patriota 2009-11. (b. 1962-).

2012-17 Vice President Margarita Popova, Bulgaria
Former Prosecutor, Law Professor and Minister of Justice 2009-11. (b. 1956-).

2012- Vice-President Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, The Dominican Republic
She was Presidential Advisor with the rank of a Subsecretary 1996-2000 and First Lady and coordinator of social policies 2004-12. (b. 1965-).

2013- Deputy Head of State Halimah Yacob, Singapore
As Speaker of the Parliament she is Second Deputy Head of State. MP since 2001 and former Chair of the Jurong Town Council, Mister of State of Community Development, Youth and Sports 2011-13. (b. 1954-).

2013- Vice-President Lázara Mercedes López Acea, Cuba
1. Secretary of the Communist Party of the Province of Cienfuegos and member of the national Politbureau.

2013- Vice-President Gladys María Bejerano Portela, Cuba
Vice-Minister of Audit and Control 2006-07 and Comptroller General since 2007. (b. 1947).

2013- Vice-President for Legal Affairs Elham Aminzadeh, Iran
MP 2004-008 and Vice-Chair of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee.

2013- Deputy Head of State Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Bangladesh
As Speaker of the Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad she is Deputy Head of State. 2012-13 Minister of State for Women and Children Affairs.

2013- Deputy Head of State Sibel Siber, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
As Speaker of the Speaker of the Cumhuriyet Meclisi, she is Deputy Head of State. MP from 2009 and Prime Minister in 2013 in the self-declared state that comprises the northeastern part of the island of Cyprus. Recognised only by Turkey.

2013-16 Deputy Head of State Loreta Graužinienė, Lithuania
As Speaker of the Siemas she was Deputy Head of State and acted when the president is abroad or permanently incapicated. Also Vice-President of the Labour Party and Presidential Candidate in 2009 (b. 1963-).

2014 Vice-President Simonetta Sommaruga, Switzerland

Federal Councillor of Justice and Police and Substitute Councillor of Interiorfrom 2010. President in 2015.

2014- Deputy Head of State Ināra Mūrniece, Latvia
As Speaker of the Parliament, she was Deputy Head of State. MP for the National Alliance of All for Latvia and For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK from 2011. (b. 1970-).

2014- Deputy Head of State Maja Gojković, Serbia
As Parliament President, she was Deputy Head of State. She was Vice-Chairperson of the Yoguslav Chamber of Citizens 1993-94, Serbian Minister without Portfolio 1998-99, Vice-President of the Government of Yugoslavia 1999-2000, Mayor of Novi Sad 2004-08, Secretary General and Vice-President of the Serbian Radical Party until 2006, Chairperson of her own party "Grupa Građana - Maja Gojković" 2008 and later joined the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (b. 1963-).

2014- 2. Vice-President Ana Elena Chacon Echeverria, Costa Rica
Vice-Minister of Interior, Police and Public Security for Police and Interior 2004-06, MP 2006-10.

2014- Vice-President Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado, Panama
Also Foreign Minister. Former Assistant Ambassador to the UN and official in the foreign ministry until 1994, the worked for the United Nations Development Program until she moved to the private sector in 2008.

2015- Vice-President Inonge Wina, Zambia

Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs 2011-12  and Minister of Gender and Child Development 2012-14.

2015 Deputy Head of State Zoi Konstantopoulou, Greece
The role as Parliament President also entails the position of Deputy Head of State. MP from 2009, Secretary of the Parliament 2012-15. In her role as Parliament. (b. 1976-).

2015- 1. Vice-President Samiah Suluhu, Tanzania
Minister in the Cabinet of Zanzibar 2000-10, elected National MP in 2010 and Minister of State in the Vice-President's Office for Union Affairs 2010-15. (b. 1960-).

2015- Vice-President Gabriela Michetti, Argentina
Deputy Chief of Government of Buenos Aires 2007-09, MP 2009-13 and Senator 2013-15. As Vice-President she is also President of the Senate. (b. 1965-).

2016- Vice-President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh, Vietnam
Member of the National Assembly and the Central Committee of the Communist Party and Party Secretary of Vinh Long Province 2010-16. (b. 1959-).

2016- Vice-President Leni Robredo, The Philippines

Maria Leonor Santo Tomas Gerona was Member of the House of Representatives 2013-16 and was Secretary of Housing in 2016. Her husband, Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, was killed in a plane crash in 2012. (b. 1964-).

2016- 2. Vice-President Mercedes Aráoz Fernández, Peru

2006-09 Minister of External Trade and Tourism, 2009 Minister of Production and 2009-10 Minister of Finance. (b. 1961-)

2016-17 Deputy Head of State Malu Dreyer, Germany
As President of the Bndesrat, she is also Deputy Head of State. She was Minister of Labour, Social Affairs, Family and Health 2002-13 and Premier of Rheinland-Pfalz since 2013. Also Vice-President of the Bundesrat 2015-16 and 217-18. Married to the Lord Mayor of Trier, Klaus Jensen, and mother of 3 children. (b. 1961-)

2017- Vice-President Rosario Murillo Zambrana, Nicaragua
Presidential Delegate and President of the Council of Communication and Civil Society 2007-16. A poet, she married President Daniel Ortega after living with him for 27 years. (b. 1951-).

2017- Vice-President Iliana Malinova Iotova, Bulgaria

She was Minister of Labour, Social Affairs, Family and HMP 2005-07 and Member of the European Parliament 2007-16. (b. 1964-).

2017- Vice-President Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, The Gambia

1994-95 Secretary of State of Social Welfare and Health and later worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). (b. 1949-).

2017- 1. Vice-President Mehriban Arif qizi Aliyeva, Azerbaijan

MP from 2003, Vice-Chair of the New Azerbaijan Party and Head of the Heidar Aliyev Foundation. Married to president Ilham Alyev, who has been in office since 2003, in succession to his father, who was President from 1993. (b. 1965-).

9 August 2017
Laya Joneydi, Iran
Laya Joneydi (Persian: لعیا جنیدی‎‎) is an Iranian lawyer and associate professor of private law at University of Tehran who is currently serving as the vice president for legal affairs in the administration of President Hassan Rouhani.

13 September 2017
Lucía Topolansky, Uruguay

Lucía Topolansky Saavedra (born September 25, 1944) is a Uruguayan politician who has served as a Senator since 2010. Topolansky, who is the wife of former President José Mujica, was the First Lady of Uruguay from 2010 to 2015. She is currently serving as Vice President of Uruguay starting from September 2017, after Raúl Fernando Sendic's resignation.

Last update 04.10.17