There a lot of women holding political offices around the world. We have women who are Prime ministers, head of governments and as Presidents,which some in countries also act head of governments. This article is to show you 12 countries that have women as their presidents.
1. Bidhya Devi Bhandari (Nepal)
Bidhya Devi Bhandari is a Nepalese politician, serving as the 2nd President of Nepal, in office since 28 October 2015. She is the first woman into hold the office in the country
2. Tsai Ing-wen (Taiwan) (PRC)
Tsai Ing-wen is a Taiwanese politician and academic serving as the seventh President of the Republics of China (Taiwan) since 2016. Tsai is the first female president of Taiwan.
3. Halima Yacob ( Singapore)
Halima Yacob is a Singaporean politician. She is the incumbent President of Singapore since the 2017 Singapore presidential election. Halimah won in an uncontested election, as no other presidential candidate was issued the Certificate of Eligibility. She is the first female president in the country's history.
4. Kersti kaljulaid (Estonia)
Kersti kaljulaid is an Estonian politician who is the fifth and current president of Estonia, in office since 10 October 2016. She is the first female head of state of Estonia since the country declared independence in 1918, as well as the youngest president, age 46 at the time of her election
5. Paula-Mae weeks (Trinidad and Tobago)
Paula-Mae weeks is a Trinidadian judge who is the sixth President of Trinidad and Tobago. She is the only incumbent female President in the Americas since 8 November 2020, the first female President of Trinidad and Tobago, as well as the second female head of state in Trinidad and Tobago after Elizabeth II.
6. Sahle -work Zewde (Ethiopia)
Sahle -work Zewde is an Ethiopian politician and the current president of Ethiopia, being the first woman to hold the office. A career diplomat, she was elected president unanimously by members of the Federal Parliamentary Assembly on 25 October 2018.
7. Salome Zurabishvili (Georgia)
Salome Zurabishvili is a French–Georgian politician and former diplomat who currently serves as the fifth President of Georgia, in office since December 2018. She is the first woman to be elected as Georgia's president, a position she will occupy for a term of six years.
8. Zuzana caputova (Slovakia)
Zuzana caputova is a Slovak politician, lawyer, and environmental activist who has been President of Slovakia since 15 June 2019. Čaputová is the first woman to hold the presidency, as well as the youngest president in the history of Slovakia, elected at the age of 45.
9. Katerina Sakellaropoulou (Greece)
Katerina Sakellaropoulou is a Greek politician who is the current president of Greece since 13 March 2020
10. Maia sandu (Moldova)
Maia sandu is a Moldovan politician and the current President of Moldovan since 24 December 2020.
11. Samia suluhu hassan (Tanzania)
Samia suluhu hassan is a Tanzanian politician who is serving as the sixth and current president of Tanzania. She is also the first female president of Tanzania. She took office on 19 March 2021 after the death of President John Magufuli on 17 March 2021.
12. Vjose osmani (Kosovo)
Vjose osmani is a Kosovar jurist and politician serving as the fifth president of Kosovo since 4 April 2021. Upon her election as president, Osmani became the second woman to hold the position, as well as also being the first person to have served as both acting president and president of Kosovo. She is 39 years old.
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