Powerful women politicians of the world.

Powerful women politicians of the world.

Here is the list of women top politicians in history

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1.Angela Merkel - Angela Merkel is the most powerful women in the world of politics.Merkel is the first female Chancellor of Germany, Born on 17 July 1954.Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German Chancellor and the Chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).A former research scientist with a doctorate in physical chemistry, Merkel entered politics in the wake of the Revolutions of 1989, and briefly served as a deputy spokesperson for the first democratically elected East German Government headed by Lothar de Maizière in 1990.








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2.Cristina Fernández de Kirchner - Christina is the 55th President of Argentina .She is Argentina's first elected female president from the nation to hold this post.Born in La Plata, Buenos Aires Province, she studied law at the University of La Plata, and moved to Patagonia with her husband Néstor Kirchner upon graduation.

She was elected to the provincial legislature; her husband was elected mayor of Río Gallegos. She was elected national senator in 1995, she is the most outspoken promoter of Argentina's claim to sovereignty of the Falkland Islands.





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3.Dilma Rousseff - Dilma Vana Rousseff, the 36th and the present Brazilian president was born on 14 December 1947 and was raised in in an upper middle class household in Belo Horizonte. She is the first woman to hold the office. Prior to that, in 2005, she was also the first woman to become Chief of Staff to the President of Brazil.




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4.Julia Gillard -The first woman Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Eileen Gillard is the 27th tPrime Minister of Australia, in office since 24 June 2010 to 2013.Julia Eileen Gillard was born in Barry on 29 September 1961.

She was previously the 13th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, and held the cabinet positions of Minister for Education, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister for Social Inclusion from 2007 to 2010. She was the first and to date only woman to hold the positions of deputy prime minister, prime minister and leader of a major party in Australia.





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5.Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (born 29 October 1938) is a Liberian politician who has served as the 24th and current President of Liberia since 2006. Sirleaf is the first elected female head of state in Africa.

Sirleaf was born in Monrovia to a Gola father and Kru-German mother. She was educated at the College of West Africa before moving to the United States where she studied at Madison Business College and Harvard University. She returned to Liberia to work in William Tolbert's government as Assistant Minister of Finance from 1973–74 and Minister of Finance from 1979–80. After Samuel Doe seized power in a coup d'état and executed Tolbert, Sirleaf fled to the U.S. She worked for the World Bank before moving to Nairobi, where she worked for Citibank and then the Equator Bank.






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6.Sheikh Hasina Wajed -The 62-year-old Sheikh Hasina is a Bangladeshi politician and current Prime Minister of Bangladesh. She has been the President of the Bangladesh Awami League, a major political party, since 1981. Sheik Hasina Wajed was elected the Prime Minister of Bangladesh twice – once in 1996 and then again in 2009. Hasina's political career has spanned more than four decades.

She previously served as opposition leader from 1986 to 1990 and from 1991 to 1995, as Prime Minister from 1996 to 2001, and has been leading the Bangladesh Awami League since 1981. In 2008, she returned as Prime Minister with a landslide victory. In January 2014, she became Prime Minister for a third term in an unopposed election, violating the key rules of the Constitution..


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7.Johanna Sigurdardottir - she is an Icelandic politician and the former Prime Minister of Iceland. She became active in the trade union movement, serving as an officer. Elected an MP from 1978 to 2013, she was appointed as Iceland's Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security, serving from 1987–1994 and 2007–2009.

She has been a member of the Althing (Iceland's parliament) for Reykjavík constituencies since 1978, winning re-election on eight successive occasions. She became Iceland's first female Prime Minister and the world's first openly lesbian head of government on 1 February 2009.


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8.Laura Chinchilla - she is a Costa Rican politician who was President of Costa Rica from 2010 to 2014. She was one of Óscar Arias Sánchez's two Vice-Presidents and his administration's Minister of Justice.[2] She was the governing PLN candidate for President in the 2010 general election, where she won with 46.76% of the vote on 7 February

She was the eighth woman president of a Latin American country and the first woman to become President of Costa Rica. She was sworn in as President of Costa Rica on May 8, 2010.



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9.Tarja Halonen - Tarja Kaarina Halonen, born 24 December 1943 was the 11th President of Finland, serving from 2000 to 2012, the first female to hold the office. Apart from politics, she also had a long and extensive career in trade unions and in various nongovernmental organisations.







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10.Dalia Grybauskaite-Dalia Grybauskaitė, born 1 March 1956 is the current President of Lithuania, inaugurated on 12 July 2009. She had previously been Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Finance Minister, and European Commissioner for Financial Programming and the Budget.



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