May 17th, 2006

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Ten random things: May 17

Ten women who have served as President or Prime Minister:

  1. Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo (Prime Minister of Portugal, 1979-80)
  2. Corazon Sumulong Cojuangco Aquino (President of the Philippines, 1986-92)
  3. Chandrika Bandaranaike (Prime Minister (August-November 1994) and President (1994-2005) of Sri Lanka)
  4. Janet Jagan (Prime Minister (March-December 1997) and President (1997-99) of Guyana
  5. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (President of the Philippines, 2001-present)
  6. Indira Gandhi (Prime Minister of India, 1966-77 and 1980-84)
  7. Eugenia Charles (Prime Minister of Dominica, 1980-95)
  8. Sabine Bergmann-Pohl (President of the German Democratic Republic, April-October 1990)
  9. Tansu Ciller (President of Turkey, 1993-1996)
  10. Vaira Vike-Freiberga (President of Latvia, 1999-present)

Thanks to Ask Yahoo, from which I stole I idea for this list, and to Judith Hicks Stiehm, from whose comprehensive list of female Heads of State I randomly selected the women listed above.

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