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August 11, 2016

The Fiercest Female Politicians

Julia Gillard

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Julia Gillard was Australia’s first female prime minister and served from 2010-2013. In 2013, she resigned from her post (and from politics as well) after she lost a leadership vote to Kevin Rudd.

Eva Kaili

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Eva Kaili is a Greek TV anchor who was elected to the European Parliament in 2014. She is actively combating child exploitation and slavery.

Joanna Mucha

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Joanna Mucha used to serve in the Sejm (the Polish Parliament) and as Minister of Sports and Tourism. She is a liberal politician and an economist by trade.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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She is the current president of Liberia and the first female African head-of-state. She is also a stable leader, having been in power for over 10 years.

Michelle Bachmann

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Michelle Bachmann is well known to anyone in America who pays attention to politics. She served in Congress for many years and is known for her religiously-dictated policies.

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

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Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was the first elected female President of Argentina (but the second serving, after Isabel Martínez de Perón). She served from 2007-2015.

Mary Bono Mack

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Wife of the late Sonny Bono. When he died, she took over his congressional seat. She now works for a consulting firm.

Ruby Dhalla

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One of the first two Sikh women to serve in the Canadian House of Commons. She was involved in an illegal employment scandal and resigned, although she stated she was innocent.

Kelly Ayotte

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Kelly Ayotte is a current Republican Senator from New Hampshire, having had been in office since 2011. She is the youngest of the 20 female senators currently in the Senate.

Alina Kabaeva

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A member of the Russian Duma and a former Olympic athlete who won 2 medals, 18 medals at the World Championships and 25 medals at the European Championships!

Anna-Maria Galojan

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Anna-Maria was an Estonian politician who was convicted in 2011 of embezzling 60,000 Euro. She fled to London, but was eventually extradited back in 2015 and sent to Tallinn Prison. She also posed for the Estonian Playboy in 2009.

Yulia Tymoshenko

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A Ukrainian politician who was a major leader of the Ukrainian Orange Revolution. Afterwards, she was appointed as the first ever female Prime Minister of Ukraine.

Nikita Klæstrup

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A Danish political commentator and model. She is only 22 years old and has posed topless on numerous occasions. Until 2015, she was with the Young Conservatives but has since switched to the Liberal Alliance.

Yuri Fujikawa

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Yuri is a city councilwoman in Hachinohe, Japan. She has been voted most beautiful politician many times and was also involved in a scandalous affair with a married politician.

Dilma Rousseff

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The recently-ousted President of Brazil was arrested and tortured when she was a young political activist protesting the policies of the Military Dictatorship. She is now being impeached.

Sonia Gandhi

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Sonia Gandhi is the widow of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi (assassinated in 1991) and daughter-in-law of Rajiv’s mother, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi (assassinated in 1984). Sonia is politically active in India but was born Italian.

Michelle Obama

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The current First Lady of the United States is the first ever African-American First Lady. While not a politician herself, she advocates for help against poverty, and for nutrition and physical health.

Kathleen Sebelius

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Kathleen Sebelius was a polarizing figure in American politics (Republicans did NOT like her). She was the Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2009-2014. Currently, she is CEO of Sebelius Resources, LLC.

Nicola Sturgeon

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Nicola Sturgeon is the current First Minister of Scotland and leads the Scottish National Party. Like many female politicians throughout the world, she is the first female to hold this particular office.

Janet Napolitano

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Janet Napolitano was the Secretary of Homeland Security under President Barack Obama from 2009 until 2013 when she resigned. Currently, she is President of the University of California.

Angela Merkel

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Angela Merkel is the current Chancellor or Germany and has been since 2005. She is the first woman to hold the office. Angela is 1/4 Polish, as her grandfather was born Ludwig Kaźmierczak (later changed his last name to Kasner).

Janet Yellen

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Janet Yellen was nominated the head of the Federal Reserve by Barack Obama. She is an economist by trade and is the first woman to head this extremely influential organization.

Park Geun-Hye

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The current President of South Korea is the first elected female politician to hold the office. Her name is Park Geun-Hye. She is known for sticking to the promises she made during her campaigning for President.

Tsai Ing-wen

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Tsai Ing-wen is the current President of The Republic of China (Taiwan), and is its first-ever female President. She had never held any political office before becoming President.

Michelle Bachelet

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The current President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, is, you guessed it, the first female to hold the office. She is the first President to win the office TWICE (in actual elections) since 1932!

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of the Justices on the United States Supreme Court and was appointed by Bill Clinton in 1993. She was the second-ever female justice to serve on America’s highest court.

Elena Kagan

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Another female justice on the United States Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2010.

Loretta Lynch

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The current Attorney General of the United States, Loretta Lynch, has been in office since 2015. She is the first African-American woman to hold the job and the second woman of any race (Janet Reno being the first).

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