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Seventeen women leaders in the world

Until a few decades ago, women were not eligible to vote. Today, they run the world, broadcasts Start. Here are 17 women who have run or continue to govern their countries: 1 - The president of South Korea, Park Geun-Hye, Saenuri party, greets supporters after being declared winner in the presidential elections of 19 December 2012 in Seoul. Park, the daughter of former President Park Chung-Hee, became the first female president in South Korea. 2 - Indira Gandhi served as the first female Prime Minister of India from 1966 to 1977-n, and 1980-a to 1984. It is women who have held on during prime position to date in the world. Gandhi became famous for its slogan "garibi Hata" or "poverty eradication". But it is also known for "Emergency" (1975), one of the most controversial periods in the history of India. Gandhi was assassinated in 1984. 3 - Golda Meir became the first female Prime Minister of Israel in 1969. She led the country during the war of Yom Kippur it in 1973 and remains the only woman who has led Israel to date. 4 - Maria Izabel Estela Martinez de Peron, known as Isabel Peron, was the first female president of Argentina. She took office in 1974, after the death of her husband, Juan Peron. Its presidency lasted until 1976-en, when it crashed, was arrested and eventually expelled by the military junta. 5 - Benazir Bhutto served twice as prime minister of Pakistan, 1988-1990 and 1993-1996. She was the first woman leading the first in a Muslim state. In addition to allegations of corruption, she spent eight years in exile when the country was in the hands of the military dictatorship. Upon returning to Pakistan, she was killed during a campaign rally for her party on December 27, 2007. 6 - Margaret Thatcher, known as the "Iron Lady", was chosen in 1979 as the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and remained in power until 1990. 7 - Ellen John Sirleaf, a former finance minister of Liberia, was elected as the first female president of the country in 2006. She is the first female Speaker of the state in Africa. 8 - Johanna Sigurdardottr, currently prime minister of Iceland, the first woman in this position, selected in 2009. 9 - Dilma Rusef became the first female president of Brazil in January 2011. She previously served as Minister of Energy in the cabinet of President Lula da Silva, and later became chief of his cabinet. 10 - Prime Minister Yingluck Shinauatra shakes hands with supporters after speaking at a campaign rally on June 29, 2011 in Sisak, Thailand. 11 - Sriramavo Bandaranaike was the world's first female prime minister. She was elected in 1960 in Sri Lanka immediately after the murder of her husband. In the photo, she is the only female among political leaders in the unaligned countries conference, which took place in 1961 in Belgrade, former Yugoslavia. 12 - The President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirçner, after casting vote at a polling station on October 23, 2011. 13 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a press conference at the end of two-day European Union summit on March 2, 2012, at the EU headquarters in Brussels. 14 - Myanmar's democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, along with former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, during a press conference after their meeting in Yangon, Myanmar. The pace of change instead brought Clinton's visit, the first for a senior Western diplomat in more than half a century in Myanmar. 15 - Speaker of the House of India, Sonia Gandhi, father of the Indian nation memorial, Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi, in honor of the 143 th anniversary of his birth. 16 - The President of Costa Rica, Laura cincin, speaking to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on May 30, 2012, during the opening of the 101 th annual ILO United Nations headquarters in Geneva. 17 - From left to right: Former prime minister of Norway, Gro Brundtland, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, founder Self-employed Women's Association in India, Ela Bhat, and former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, after a conference photo joint press conference in New Delhi on February 9, 2012.

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