Women State Leaders and Women rulers throughout the ages
Women Leaders Currently in Office
Chairpersons of Parliaments and Members of Parliament Presidiums
This site is dedicated to the women who have ruled since the beginning
of times - or as long as the sources date back - and those holding
political offices to the present day.
First female ministers in the world
First female Prime Minister
and President in the world
In 2009 Monaco became the last country in the world to have it's first female member of government. 1999 Sweden became the first country to have more female ministers than male. 11 women and 9 men and in 2007 the Finish government had 60% women.
Current female heads of state and government
Of the monarchies, there are reigning Queens in 2 countries: Denmark and the United Kingdom - and the latter is represented by female Governor Generals in 3 of the other 15 countries in which she is also Queen; The Bahamas, Grenada and Saint Lucia. They function as their countries' de-facto Heads of State.
The 12 current female Presidents are in Austria (Acting), Brazil (Suspended from office for 180 days), Chile, Croatia, Liberia, Lithuania, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Nepal, South Korea and Taiwan
And currently there are 8 woman Prime Ministers; in Bangladesh, Germany, Namibia, Norway, Poland and United Kingdom, as well as in the self-governing territories of Srpska and the Ĺland Islands.
In addition, Aung San Suu Ky is State Councillor and De-facto leader of Myanmar, the President-elect of Taiwan will take office in May and the Designate Governor-General of New Zealand in September.
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