Female Ministers of the Presidency

Woman Vice Premiers from 2010

Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership


This is a list of the women who have been deputy leaders of governments, some with and some without the title of Deputy Premier. Many have been acting Premier Ministers on various occasions. 

2005-07 Freya Van den Bossche, Belgium
Attaché for Extern Communication and Drug Affairs by the Mayor of Gent 1999-2003. Member of the Chamber of Deputies from 2003. 2003-04 Minister for Environment, Consumer Protection and Sustainable Development, 2004-05 Minister of Labour and Vice Prime Minister and Minister of the Budget 2005-07. (b. 1975-).

2005-12 Kristin Halvorsen, Norway

Leader of Socialistisk Vensterparti 1997-2012 and Parliamentary Leader (Socialist Left) 1997-2001, Minister of Finance 2005-09 and Minister of Education 2009-13. As leader of the second party in the government she was Deputy to the Prime Minister. (b. 1960-).

2005-08 Åslaug Haga, Norway

1989-90 Political Advisor of the Minister of Development Aid, 1997-99 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs, 1999 State Secretary by the Premier Minister, 1999-2000 Minister of Culture, 1999-2003 Deputy Party Leader of Senterpartiet and 2003-08 its leader, Vice-secretary of the Lagting 2001-02, Minister of Municipal and District Affairs 2004-07 and Minister of Petrolium and Energy 2007-08. As leader of the third party in the government, she was Deputy to the Prime Minister. (b. 1959-)

2005-08 Zinaida Grecianîi, Moldova

Vice-Minister 2000-01 and First Vice-Minister of Finance 2001-02, Minister of Finance 2002-05 and 1. Vice Prime Minister and Coordinator of the activity of executive institution in charge with economic-financial sector from 2005. Prime Minister 2008-09. (b. 1956-).

2005-11 Michèle Alliot-Marie, France (Third in Cabinet)
1986-88 Secretary of State for Education, 1993-95 Minister of Youth and Sports. From 1994 1. Vice-President of the General Council of the Department of Pyrénées-
Atlantique, 1999-2002 President of RPR, Rally for the Republic. Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs 2002-07, Minister of Interior and Overseas Afffairs 2007-09 and Minister of State from 2009, Minister of Justice 2009-10 and Minister of Foreign Affairs 2010-11. (b. 1946-)  

2006, 2006-07 and 2007 Zyta Gilowska, Poland

Apart from her role as Vice-President of the Council of Ministers, she was also Minister of Finance. She was Deputy Leader of the Citizen's Platform 2003-05, Member of the Sejm 2001-05. First fired because of charges of lying about her activities during the Communist regime, but when she was cleared, she was reinstated in her office. Laster same year she was removed from office again, but appointed State Secretary and Acting Minister of Finance, but reappointed after a few days. Professor of economy. (b. 1949-).

2006-09 Georgette Koko, Gabon

Vice-Premier Minister and Minister of Environment, Protection of the Nature, Research and Technology

2006-07  Dr. Tsai Ying-wen, Taiwan

1999-2000 Senior Advisor of the National Security Council. 2000-04 Minister and Chairperson of Mainland Affairs Council and 2004-06 Member of the Legislative Yuan. As Vice Premier she was also Minister of Consumer Protection, Chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party 2008-12 and from 2014 and Presidential Candidate in 2012 and 2016 . (b. 1956-).

2006-07 Maria dos Santos Lima da Costa Tebús Torres, São Tomé e Príncipe

Maria Santos Tebus was Minister of Planning and Finance 2002-03 and again 2006-07, when she was also appointed Vice Prime Minister. Formerly a civil servant in and Advisor of the Ministry 1999-2002. (b. 1958-).

2006-09 Tzipi Livni, Israel
2001 Minister of Regional Cooperation, 2001-02 Minister without Portfolio in the Prime Minister's Office for Information, 2002-03 Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, 2003-06 Minister of Immigrant Absorption
2004-05 Minister of Construction and Housing, 2004-05, Minister of Justice 2005-06 and Foreign Minister and 1. Vice-Premier 2006-09. She was MK for Likud 1999-2005, when she joined Kadima and party leader 2008-12 and was charged with the formation of a new government. Chairperson of Hatnua Birshut Tzipi Livni (The Movement Headed by Tzipi Livni) from 2012. (b. 1958-). 

2006 Ivana Dulić-Marković, Serbia
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management 2004-06 and Deputy Prime Minister in the Independent Republic of Serbia from 2006. PhD , widow and mother of two children. (b. 1961-).

2006-08 Gabriela Trajkovska Konevska, Macedonia
Vice-president of the Government and Minister of European Integration and MP for VMRO-DPMNE.

2006-10 Maud Olofsson, Sweden

Minister of Entreprise, Energy and Communication 2006-11. Chairperson of Centerpartiet 2001-11 and MP from 2002. (b. 1955-)

2006-08 Constance Simelane, Swaziland

2003-06 Minister of Education.

2006 Lucia Žitňanská, Slovakia

State Secretary of Justice 2002-06 and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice from February til July 2006. (b. 1964-).

2006-10 Paula A. Cox, Bermuda (British Dependent Territory)

Succeeded her father, Eugene Cox as Minister of Finance when he died in January 2004. 1998-2002 Minister of Labour and Home Affairs and Public Security, 2002-04 Minister of Education, 2002-03 Minister of Development, 2003-04 Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Minister of Finance 2004-12, Deputy Leader of the Progressive Labour Party and Deputy Premier 2006-10, Party Leader and Premier 2010-12. (b. 1969-).

2006-09 Gordana Đurović, Montenegro

Professor of Economy. Minister of Foreign Economic Relations 2004-06 and also Minister of  and European Integration since 2004 and Deputy Prime Minister 2006-09. (b. 1964-).

2006 Linda Mūrniece, Latvia (Second in Cabinet)

Linda Murniece was also Minister of Defence. She was Paliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior 2002-04 Deputy Chairperson of the New Era Party in 2004 and 2005 Parliamentary Secretary of Defence (b. 1970-).

2006-09 Kinga Göncz, Hungary (Second in Cabinet)
2002-04 Political State Secretary of Health, Social- and Family Affairs, 2004 Minister without Portfolio for Equal Opportunities and 2004-06 Minister of Family, Children and Equality and Foreign Minister 2006-09. (b. 1947-).

2007-08 Sahana Pradhan, Nepal (Third in Cabinet)

Leader of the Communist Party 1978-87, Leader of the Marxist NKP 1987-90, Leader of the United Left Front 1990-91, President of the united Marxist party UML 1991 and now member of the Executive Committee. 1990-91 Minister of Industry and Trade, 1996-97 Minister of Forests and Soil Conservation and 1997 Minister of Women and Welfare and 2007-08 also Minister of Foreign Affairs. She is widow of Pushpa Lal Shresta, leader of the Communists 1949-78, (b. 1932-).

2007- Lúcia Maria Brandão Freitas Lobato, East Timor (Third in Cabinet)

Lucia Lobato has been MP since 2001. Deputy Leader of the Democratical Social Party (PSD) since 2003 and Deputy Opposition Leader. Presidential Candidate in 2007 and Minister of Justice and and Third in Cabinet from 2007. Jurist and university teacher. (b. 1965-).

2007 Annie Beustes, Nouvelle Caledonie (French External Territory)

1999-2001 Minister of Economic Affairs and Relations with the Economic and Social Council, 2001-02 1. Vice-President and 2002-04 7. Vice-President of the Bureau du Congès, President of various parliamentary committees before becoming Vice-President of the Government, a post she left after 2 weeks after new elections in the Congress and Minister of Economy, Labour, Civil Service, External Commerce, Costums, Monetary Questions and Credit from 2007. (b. 1945-).

2007-11  Dancia Penn, British Virgin Islands (External Territory of United Kingdom and Great Britain)

1992-99 Attorney-General and ex-officio member of the Legislative Council. 2004-07 Deputy Governor and 2006 Acting Governor and Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Welfare 2007-11. (b. 1951-).

2007- Maysa Yazmuhammedova, Turkmenistan

Former Deputy Governor of the Ahaol Region and Trade Union leade before she was appointed  Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of Culture, Media and Health Care Issues.

2007-  Brigid Annisette-George, Trinidad and Tobago (Second in Cabinet)

Attorney At law through 20 years, and she was appointed government Senator in 2007. As Attorney General she is the Deputy of the Prime Minister according to the constitution.

2007-11 Britt Lundberg, Åland (Finish External Territory)

Apart from her position as Vice-Lantråd/Deputy Premier she is also Minister of Education and Culture. She was Vice-Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of Centern 2002-03. Minister of the Chancellery in charge of the European Union, Equality, Personnel Affairs, Housing, Elections, Municipal Administrations and Lotteries 2005-07 and Speaker of the Lagting from 2011.  

2007-10 Julia Gillard, Australia

MP from 1998, Manager of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives 2003-06 and Deputy Leader of Labor from 2006 and Deputy Leader of the Opposition 2006-07. Along with her role as Deputy Prime Minister she was Minister for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 2007-10 and Prime Minister 2010-13. (b. 1961-).

2008-10 Đurđa Adlešić, Croatia

Djurda Adelesic is former Mayor of Bjelovar, Vice-President of the Social Liberal Party, HSLS 2000-06 and then Leader of a new party formed as a merger between the Croatian Social-Liberal Party and Liberal Party - also named HSLS. Around 2000 and 2001-08 President of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security. 2001 Deputy Foreign Minister, 2004-08 Vice-President of the Sabor, 2005 Presidential Candidate and Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Interior Policy from 2008. (b. 1960-).

2008-09 Honorine Dossou-Naki, Gabon

The second female member of the government as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs 1982-88, Ambassador to France 1995-2002, Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals 2002-07, Minister of the Merchant Navy and charged with Port Equipments in 2007 until she was appointed Minister of State Control, Inspections, the Fight against Corruption and Illegal Enrichment later in the year, nd Vice-Premier Minister from 2008.

2008-14 Joëlle Milquet, Belgium

National President of the Centre Démocrate Humaniste, CHP 1999-2011 and Minister of Labour and Equal Opportunities 2008-11 and of Interior 2011-14 and became Vice-Premer and Minister in the French Community of Compulsory Education, Small Children, Day Care Facilities and Culture in 2014. (b. 1961-).

2008-10 Meglena Plugchieva, Bulgaria

Meglena Ivanova Plugchieva-Aleksandrova was Socialist MP 1995-2004, 1997-2004 Bulgarian Representative in  Rheinland-Pfalz, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry 2001-04, Ambassador to Germany 2004-08 and Deputy Prime Minister charged with the Management of the European Union Funds from 2008. Vice-Presidential Candidate in 2011. (b. 1956-)

2008-11 Mary Coughlan , Ireland

Fianna Fail TD 1987-2011, Minister of State (with special responsibility for the Gaeltacht and the Islands) 2001-02,  Minister of Social Security and Family Affairs 2002-04, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 2004-08 and since 2008 also Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment. (b. 1965-).

2008-09 Elmira S. Ibraimova, Kyrgyzstan

Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations 1999-2002, Leader of the parliamentary faction of Ak Zhol in 2007, Deputy Foreign Minister 2007-08 and Deputy Prime Minister until her resignation from the cabinet. (b. 1962-).

2008-11 Farida Shorahimovna Akbarova, Uzbekistan

Former Deputy Governor of Tashkent Region and Vice-Chairperson of the national Women's  Committee 2007-08 until her appoitment as Deputy Prime Minister and Chairperson of the Committee.

2008-11 Lene Espersen, Denmark

MP 1994-2014, Political Spokesperson of The Conservative People's 1999-2001 and 2014, Minister of Justice 2001-08 and Political Leader 2008-11, Minister of Economic and Business Affairs 2008-10 and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2010. Mother of 2 sons. (b. 1965-)  

2008-13 Liv Signe Navarsete, Norway

Parliamentary Leader 2001-05 and 2. Vice-Chairperson  2003-08 and Leader of Senterpartiet 2008-14 and Parliamentary Leader 2013-14. Minister of Transport and Communication 2005-09, 2. Vice-Premier from 2008 and Minister of Local Government and Regional Development 2009-13. She is mother of 2 daughters. (b. 1958-).

2008- Men Sam An, Cambodia

Also known as Mem San An or Men San Orn, she was Member of the Politburo  of the Cambodian People’s Party (Communist) 1986-93 and later of the Standing Committe, Member of the Permanent Committee of the National Assembly and Chairperson of the Public Health, Social and Women's Affairs’ Committee 1998-2004, Senior Minister and Minister of Parliamentary Relations and Inspection 2004-08 and Deputy Prime Minister without Portfolio from 2008.

2008-12 Adiatu Djaló Nandigna, Guinea Bissau (Second in Cabinet)

Also known as Maria Adiatu Diallo Nandigna, she was Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport 2007-08 and has been Second in Cabinet since 2008 and Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Social Communication and Parliament from 2009 and Acting Prime Minister from 10. February 2012.

2009 Vlasta Parkanová, Czech Republic

2010- Nellie Kroes, The European Union

Dutch Member of parliament for VVD  1971-77, State Secretary 1977-81 and Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management 1982-89, President of Nijmrode University 1991-2000 and member of a number of boards of major Dutch companies, Commissioner for Competition and Vice-President of the EU-Commission and Commissioner for the Digital Agenda from 2010. (b. 1941-).

2010- Baroness Ashton of Upholland, The European Union

Catherine Ashton has been a Baroness from 1999, British Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of  Education and Skills 2001-04, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Constitutional Affairs 2004-06 and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2006-07, Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council 2007-08, EU-Commissioner for Trade from 2008-10 and 1. Vice-President of the EU-Commission and High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policyfrom 2010. (b. 1956-).

2010-14 Viviane Reding, The European Union

Member of the Bureau of the Chamber of Deputies og Luxembourg 1989-99, Vice-President of the conservative, CSV, Commissioner for Education and Culture 1999-2004, Commissioner for the Information Society and Media 2004-10 and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship 2001-09 (b. 1951-).

2010- Penda Diallo, Guinea

A trade unionist she was appointed Minister of State for Public Service, Administrative Reform, Labor and Employment in the interim country.

2010-12 Kim Rak Hui, North Korea

Former Vice Department Director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and Chief Secretary the South Hwanghae Provincial Committee of the WPK 2005-10. She lived (1933-2013).

2010-circa 2012 Han Kwang Bok, North Korea

Vice-Minister of Machine-Building Industry until 2009 and Minister of Electronics Industry 2009-12 and a director in the central committee of the WPK from 2012. (b. 1946-).

2010-12 Awa Ndiaye, Senegal

2007-09 Minister of Family, Female Entrepreneurship and Microcredits and 2010-12 Minister of State, Minister of Gender and Relations with Foreign and African Women's Assocciations

2010-12 Innocence Ntap, Senegal

2007-09 Minister of Civil Service, Labour and the Professional Organisations and 2010-12 Minister of State, Minister of Labour and Professional Organisations.

2010- Eka Tkeshelashvili, Georgia

2004-05 Deputy Minister of Justice, 2005-06 Deputy Minister of Interior, 2006-07 Chairperson of the Tbilisi Court of Appeal, 2007-08 Minister of Justice and State Procecutor in 2008 and Foreign Minister in 2008. (b. 1977-).

2010-15 Girlyn Miguel, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

2001-03 Minister of Social Development, Family, Gender and Ecclesiastical Affairs, 2003-05 Minister Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries, 2005-15 Minister of Education and appointed Deputy Prime Minister in 2010

2011-14 Edita Tahiri, Kosovo

As Deputy Minister she was responsible for foreign relations and head of the delegation the dialogue on practical issues with the Republic of Serbia. Minister without Portfolio

2011-13 Mimoza Kusari Lila, Kosovo

Also Minister for Trade and Industry and, according to some reports, candidate for Prime Minister in 2011.

2011-12 Verica Kalanović, Serbia

2007-08 State Secretary of Economy and Regional Development 2008-11 Minister for the National Investment Plan and Vice-President of the Government.

2011- Cristina Fontes Lima, Cape Vede

Maria Cristina Lopes Almeida Fontes Lima was Minister of Justice 2001-06, Minister of Local Administration 2001-02, Minister of Interior 2002-04, Minister Adjunct to the Prime Minister and Government Spokesperson 2004-06, also Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers 2006-08, Minister of Defence and State Reform 2006-11 and also Minister of Health from 2011. (b. 1958-).

2011-13 Marjory LeBreton, Canada (Third in the Cabinet)

Conservative Senator from 1993 and Opposition Whip in the Senate 2004-06, Leader of the Government in the Senate 2006-13 and Minister of State responsible for Seniors 2008-11  (b. 1940-).

2011- Jutta Urpilainen, Finland

Also Minister of Finance. Chairperson of the Social Democrats 2008-14, (b. 1975-)

2011-13 Karolina Peake, The Czech Republic

Lawyer, member of the Chamber of Deputies since 2010 and Chairperson of the Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies, also Deputy Chair of the Public Affairs Party, VV, founding chairperson of LIDEM – Liberal Democrats 2012-13, and Minister of Defence in 2012. (b. 1975-)

2011-14 Margrethe Vestager, Denmark
1. Vice-Premier and also Minister of Economic Affairs and Interior from 2011. 1993-97 Party Chairperson, Deputy Group Chairperson 2001-07 and Group Chairperson and Party Leader of the Social Liberals 2007-14. Minister of Education 1998-2001 and  Minister of Church Affairs 1998-2000. Named Danish Designate EU-Commissioner for Competition in 2014. (b. 1968-)

2011-13 Teuta Arifi, Macedonia
Vice-Prime Minister charged with European Integration. MP from 2008 and Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee and became Mayor of Tetovo in 2013. (b. 1969-)

2011-15 Annika Olsen, Faero Islands (Danish External Territory)

Member of the City Council of Tórshavn 2004-08 and MP for Fólkaflokkurin from 2008, Minister of Interior 2008-11 and Deputy Premier and Minister of Social Affairs 2011-15. Mother of 2 (b. 1975-).

2011- Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, Spain

She is 1. Vice-President of the Government, Minister of the Presidency and Government Spokesperson. Former Spokesperson of Partido Popular in the Congress. (b. 1971-)

2011-16 Milanka Opačić, Croatia

She is Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Social Welfare and Youth. Also Vice-President of the Social Democratic Party of Croatia and MP from 1992. (b. 1962-)

2011- Gulnara Asymbekova, Kyrgyzstan

MP and Deputy Prime Minister for Social Issues.

2011- Elmira Irkinovna Basitkhanova, Uzbekistan
She is Deputy Prime Minister and Chairperson of the Women's Committee

2012-14 Raisa Vasylivna Bohatyryova, Ukraine

People’s Deputy 1990–1994, Minister of Health 1999-2000 and since 2012, Presidential Advisor 2000, Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada since 2000 and Leader of the Party of Regions parliamentary faction 2002–2007, Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council 2007-2012. (b. 1953-).

2012 Natalya Petrovna Rusanova, Transnistria (Self declared Republic in Moldova)
2007-12 First Deputy Minister of Industry and 1. Deputy Prime Ministe in 2012.

2012 Natalia Grigorevna Nikiforova, Transnistria (Self declared Republic in Moldova)
Minister of Education in 2012 and later in the year appointed Deputy Prime Minister for Social Policy

2012-15 Maya Ivanovna Parnas, Transnistria (Self declared Republic in Moldova)
She was appointed Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Development and Finance. Acting Prime Minister in 2015.

2012-15 Nina Shtansky, Transnistria (Self declared Republic in Moldova)
Presidential Special Representative for the Transnistria Negotiating Process in 2012, Foreign Minister and Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary 2012-15. Resigned when she married President Evgeny Shevchuk in 2015. (b. 1978-)

2012- Olga Golodets, Russia
She is Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Social Issues. Deputy Director for Personnel at the Norilsk Nickel company 1999-2008, Deputy Mayor of Moscow 20010-12

2012- Carrie Lam, Hong Kong
Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs 2006-07 and Secretary of Development 2007-12. As Chief Secretary for Administration she the second in command of the Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. (b. 1957-)

2012-13 Suzana Grubješić, Serbia
She is Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European Integration.

2012-14 Annette Lilja Vilhelmsen, Denmark
She was Second Deputy Premier and was Minister of Business Affairs and Growth 2012-13 and Minister of Social Affairs and Integration 2013-14. 2001-11 Member of the Municipal Council and among others 2. Deputy Mayor of Kerteminde Byråd and MP 2011-15. (b. 1959-).

2012-14 Kamila Abdyrazakovna Talieva, Kyrgyzstan
She was Deputy Prime Minister for Social Affairs
until she was appointed Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism in 2014. She was Deputy Governor of the Jalal-Abad Region 2005-2008. (b. 1967-).

2012- Aminata Touré, Senegal (Third in the Cabinet)
Also Minister of Justice and Guardian af the Seals

2012- Foawziya Yussuf Haji Adan, Somalia
Presidential candidate in Somaliland in 2003 and Leader of the Peace Democracy and Prosperity political party-NDB (Ururka Nabad Dimuquraadiyada iyo Barwaaqo). Also Foreign Minister from 2012

2012- Akierra Missick, Turks and Caicos Islands (British External Territory)
Apart from her role as Deputy Premier she is also Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture

2012-16 Vesna Pusić, Croatia

Chairperson of Croatian of Narodna Stranka 2000-05 and of the Narodna Stranka-Liberalni Demokrati 2005-08, Vice-President of the Sabor 2003-04 and Presidential Candidate in 2009 and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs from 2011. (b. 1953-)

2013- Liu Yandong, China
Vice-Chairperson of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) 2003-08 and Member of the Politburo of the Communist Party 2007, State Councillor and Vice-Chairwoman of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad 2008-13 and 2. Vice-Premier from 2013. In 2012 Several news reports named her the first female potential candidate for the Politburo's Standing Committee. (b. 1945-).

2013-14 Emma Bonino, Italy (Third in Cabinet)
Foreign Minister and Third in Cabinet from 2013. She was Secretary of the Parliament Group of Partito Radicale 1976-78, Group Vice-President 1979, Party President 1991-93 and Party Leader 1993-95,  European Union Commissioner for Fisheries, Consumer Policy and the European Community Humanitarian Office 1995-99, Presidential Candidate 1999 and 2013Leader of La Rosa nel Pugno from 2005, Minister of International Trade and Minister without Portfolio for European Affairs 2006-08 and Vice-President of the Senate 2008-13. (b. 1948-)

2013-16 Natalia Gherman, Moldova

Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration since 2013, Deputy Foreign Minister 2009-13, Ambassador to Austria, OSCE and other International Organisations in Vienna 2002-06 and to Sweden, Norway and Finland 2006-09 and Acting Prime Minister in 2015. She is daughter of former President Mircea Snegur

2013-15 Tatiana Potang, Moldova
She is Deputy Prime Minister of Social Issues and was  Vice-Minister of Education 2009-13.

2013 Penny Wong, Australia (Third in Cabinet)

Penelope Ying-yen Wong has been Labor Senator from 2001 and was Minister for Climate Change, Energy Effeciency and Water 2007-10, Minister of Finance and Deregulation 2010-13 and in 2013 first Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate and later Senate Leader and Third in the Cabinet. She is her country's first openly lesbian minister and is born in Malaysia as daughter of a Chinese father and Australian mother. (b. 1968-).

2013- Julie Bishop, Australia (Third in Cabinet)
Minister for Ageing 2003-06. Minister for Education, Science and Training, Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues 2006-07 and Minister of Foreign Affairs., Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party from 2007 and Deputy Leader of the Opposition 2007-13. Lives with Peter Nattrass, former Mayor of Brisbane. (b. 1956-).

2013- Minister of Fiance Siv Jensen, Norway
Also Minister of Finance. MP from 1997, 1. Vice-Chairperson 1999-2006, Deputy Parliamentary Leader 2001-05, Chairperson from 2006 and Parliamentary Leader 2005-13 of Fremskrittspartiet and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Storting 2001-05. (b. 1969-)

2013- Ine Eriksen Søreide, Norway (Third in cabinet)
Foreign Mnister. MP for the conserative party Høyre from 2001, Chair of the Committee of Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Storting 2009-13. (b. 1976-).

2013- Gulshara Abdykalikova, Kazakhstan
2003-06 Vice-Minister of Labour and Social Protection and 2009-13 Minister of Labour and Social Protection.

2013-15 Maria Luís Albuquerque, Portugal
1. Minister of State and Minister of Finance. She was Secretary of State of Finance for the Treasury and the Finances 2011-13. (b. 1967-).

2013-14 Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Poland
Elzbieta Bienkowska is was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy and had been Minister of Regional Development 2007-14. EU-Commissioner for the Internal Market, Industry Entreprepreneurship and Small and Mediumsized Entreprises from 2014.

2013 and 2014 Ekatarina Zaharieva, Bulgaria
Deputy Minister of Regional Development 2011-12, Secretary General of the Presidency 2012-13, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development in 2013 and Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Economic Policy, Minister of Regional Development and Minister of Investment Planning in 2014. (b. 1976-)

2013 Deyana Kostadinova, Bulgaria
Deputy Minster of Social Policy and Labour 2011-12, Presidential Advisor 2012-13 and Deputy Prime Minister for Social Policy and Labour in 2013.

2013 and 2014 Iliyana Tsanova, Bulgaria
Worked with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 2003-13 and Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister in charge of EU Funds in 2013 and 2014. (b. 1976-)

2013-14 Zinaida Zlatanova, Bulgaria
Also Minister of Justice and EU funds absorption. She was Head of the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria 2008-13.

2013-14 Daniela Nikolova Bobeva, Bulgaria

She is Deputy Prme Minister responsible for Coordinating the Economic Policies. Minister of Trade and Foreign Economic Co-operation in 1997 and held a number of positions as manager of various public and semi-public banks. (b. 1958-)

2014- Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria
Meglena Stilyanova Kuneva-Prumova was was appointed Deputy Prime Minister for EU Policies and Institutional Affairs. She was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chief EU-Negotiator 2001-02, Minister of European Affairs 2002-06, European Commissioner for Consumer Protection 2007-11
Presidential Candidate in 2011 and Chairperson of the Bulgaria for Citizen Party from 2011 and later Co-Leader of the Reform Block  (b. 1957-)

2014- Rumyana Bachvarova, Bulgaria
Deputy Prime Minister for Coalition Policy and State Administration from 2014 and also Minister of Interior. (b. 1959-)

2014- Kristalina Georgieva, European Union

Former Vice-President of the World Bank. In 2009 she turned down the offer of the post of Vice-Premier and Minister of Finance in Bulgaria, EU-Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response 2010-14 and Vice-President of the Commission for Budget and Human Resources

2014- Federica Mogherini, European Union
MP for PD and Italian Foreign Minister for a few months in 2014. Also Vice-President of the EU-Commission and in charge of Security Policy.  (b. 1973-)

2014- Ségolène Royal, France (Third in the cabinet)
1992-93 Minister of Environment, 1994-95 President of National Council of the Socialist Party, 1997-2000 Minister-Delegate of National Education, Technology and Science, 2000-02 Minister-Delegate of Family and Childhood, 2004-14 President of the Regional Council of Poitou-Charentes, 2007 Socialist Presidential and appointed Minister of Environment in 2014.  (b. 1953-).

2014-15 Elvira Kubanychbekovna Sarieva, Kyrgyzstan

Journalist and MP. Appointed Education and Science Minister in 2015. (b. 1975-).

2014- Kori Udovički, Serbia
Minister of Energy and Mines 2002-03
 Governor of the National Bank 2003-04 and Assistant Secretary-General of United Nations 2007-12 and appointed 2014- Vice-President of the Government and Minister for State Administration and Local Self-government (b. 1961-).

2014- Zorana Mihajlović, Serbia
Minister of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection 2012-14  and Vice-President of the Government and Minister of Transportation and Construction from 2014. (b. 1970-).

2014-  Aster Mamo, Ethiopia
She was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Civil Service and Good Governance and Reform Cluster Coordinator. Former Advisor to the PM and Chief Government Whip and Vice-Chairperson of the governing OPDO from 2014.

2014- Joan Burton, Ireland
Labour MP 1992-92 and from 2002, Deputy Leader in 2007 and Leader in 2014. Minister of State for Poverty 1993-94, Minister of State for Development Aid and Justice 1994-97, Minister of Social Protection from 2011 and Deputy Premier / Tánaiste from 2014. (b. 1949-)

2014- Marie Noëlle Andet Koyara, Central African Republic

Minister of Rural Development 2013-14, Minister of State and Minister in charge of Public Works, Equipment and Planning 2014-15 and appointed Minister of State and Minister of Defence in 2015

2014- Delmaude Ryan, Montserrat (UK External Territory)
The Deputy Leader of the People’s Democratic Movement from 2013 she was appointed Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Heatlh and Sport.

2014- Åsa Romson, Sweden
Also Minister of Climate and Energy. Joint Spokesperson of the Green Party from 2011.

2014 Violeta Bulc, Slovenia

She was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister without portfolio for Development, Strategic Projects and Cohesion for one month before becomming EU-Commissioner for Transport

2014- Natalya Ivanovna Kochanova, Belarus
Natallia Ivanaŭna Kačanava was chairperson of Novopolotsk City Executive Committee 2007-14

2014-16 Gladys del Valle Requena, Venezuela
She was 5th Vice-President of the Council of Ministers for Social Development and Revolution of the Missions and appointed
Minister of Women and Gender Equality
in 2016.

2015- Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Namibia
1989-96 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1996-2002 Head of the Department of Women in the Office of the President, 2000-05 Minister of Women's Affairs and Child Welfare, 2005-08 Minister of Information and Broadcasting, 2008-12 Minister of Environment and Tourism, Foreign Minister from 2012 and Secretary General of SWAPO since 1996. (b. 1952-)

2015- Emine Çolak, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (Second in the Cabinet)
Lawyer, Member of Lefkoşa Turkish Municipal Council 1994-2002 and Foreign Minister from 2015. (b. 1958-).

2015- Dariga Nursultanovna Nazarbayeva Kazakhstan
Chairperson of the Republican Public Defence Foundation in 2003. Chairperson of the Asar (All Together) Party since 2003. The daughter of President Nursultan Nazabayev, she is considered in some aspects as his deputy and possible successor. She was Director General of the Khabar News Agency 1995-2001 and has been Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Agency from 2001. Deputy Speaker of the Majilis in 2014-15. (b. 1963-).

2015 Damira Abaskanovna Niyazalieva, Kyrgyzstan
Provisoric Minister of Health

2015- Gulmira Kudaiberdieva, Kyrgyzstan
2014- Deputy Prime Minister

2015- Delcy Eloina Rodríguez Gómez, Venezuela
Delcy Rodríguez was Minister of Presidential Affairs in 2006,
Vice-Minister for Europe 2006-10 and Minister of Communication and Information 2012-13 and 2014, Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2014 and appointed 6th Vice-President of the Council of Ministers for the Sovreignty Politics, Security and Peace in 2015. (b. 1970-).

2015-16 Isis Ochoa Cañizales, Venezuela
2006-07 Vice-Minister of Food , 2007-09 Vice-Minister of Presidential Relations, 2009-10 Vice-Minister of Popular Participation, 2010-13 and from 2015 Minister of Municipalities when she was also appointed 7th Vice-President of the Council of Ministers for the Development of the Territorial Socialism.

2016- Luisana Mellonan, Venezuela
Appointed 8th Vice-President of the Council of Ministers of Misions and Grand Socialist Missions Lusiana Melo in  Minister of Health 2016.

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