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Women Leaders Worldwide March 2017

Women Presidents and Prime Ministers March 2017

There are currently 18 women in office in these rôles: 11 Presidents and 7 Prime Ministers. This represents a net fall of 1 since January 2016.

193 countries are currently members of the United Nations.

The list below does not include hereditary heads of state or the prime ministers of dependent, devolved, autonomous or semi-autonomous territories, or the unelected representatives of the head of state (e.g. governor-general).

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Presidents

Country

Name

In office since:

Chile

Michelle Bachelet

2014

Croatia

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

2015

Estonia

Kersti Kaljulaid

2016

Liberia

Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson

2006

Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė

2009

Malta

Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca

2014

Marshall Islands

Hilda Heine

2016

Mauritius

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

2015

Nepal

Bidhya Devi Bhandari

2015

Switzerland

Doris Leuthard

2017

Taiwan

Tsai Ing-wen

2016

 

Prime Ministers

Bangladesh

(Sheikh) Hasina Wajed

2009

Germany

Angela Merkel

2005

Myanmar

Aung San Suu Ky

2016

Namibia

Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila

2015

Norway

Erna Soldberg

2013

Poland

Beata Szydło

2016

United Kingdom

Theresa May 2016

 

This list is correct (so far as we know) as at 17 March, 2017.