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in Canada, If it’s a negative to be a political woman in power, many voters do not agree. Although never seen before countries. four women currently hold the title of premier and 19 women from around the world are heads of their
Tarja Halonen President since Mar. 2000-Mar. 2012, 12 YEARS
As of October 12, 2011, four women Premiers hold the record for political women in power in Canada.
Johanna Siguroardottir PM from 2009-2013
Helle Thorning-Schmidt PM from Oct. 2011-2015
Dalia Grybauskaite President from 2009 to 2014
Angela Merkel PM from Nov. 2005 -Sept. 2013
Iveta Radicova PM from 2010-2012
Alison Redford, Christy Clark, Alberta B.C.
Micheline Calmy-Rey President since Dec. 2011 (honorary role)
Atifete Jahjaga President from Apr. 2011-2015 (honorary role)
Eva Aariak, Nunavut
Kathy Dunderdale, N.L.
Yingluck Shinawatra PM from Aug. 2011-2015
Jadranka Kosor PM from July 2009-Dec. 2011
Pratibha Patil President from 2007-2012
Laura Chinchilla Miranda President Jan. 2011-Dec. 2014
Dilma Rousse President since Jan. 2011-Dec. 2014
Trinidad & Tobago
Kamla PersadBissessar PM since May 2010-2015
Christina Kirchner President since 2007, re-elected in 2011
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf President since Jan. 2006-Jan. 2012
Australia Mali Bangladesh
Mariam Cisse Kaidama Sidibe PM since Apr. 2011 Sheikh Hasina Wajed Prime Minister from Jan. 2009-2014
Julia Gillard PM from June 2010-2013
SUSAN BATSFORD, GRAPHICS EDITOR, TWITTER @SBATS1; INFOGRAPHIC BY TARA CORRAN/QMI AGENCY