All over the world, women are rising more and more on the political scene in their country. While 20 years ago no one could imagine it, today women compete with men in politics. Some managed to position themselves at the top by becoming head of state.
1- Isabel Martínez de Perón (Argentina)
Before her, no woman had occupied the queens of a country in the world. She is the first woman to become president of a state. Vice-president under the mandate of her husband, Juan Perón. She arrived at the presidency of Argentina on July 1, 1974 and left on March 24, 1976.
2- Vigdis Finnbogadottir (Iceland)
This lady is the first woman in the world democratically elected president. 4 terms corresponding to 16 years is the time that Mrs. Finnbogadottir has spent at the head of the Republic of Iceland. She retired there on August 1, 1996.
3- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
On January 16, 2006, it was the first time in Africa that a woman was elected to the supreme office by universal suffrage. In 2011, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will be re-elected to Liberia for a second term.
4- Corazon Aquino
The Republic of the Philippines was the first in Asia to see a woman in the presidency democratically. Corazon Aquino acceded on 25 February 1986 to the presidency. For 7 years, this lady will be in charge of her country.
5- Michelle Bachelet
On two occasions, 2006 and 2007, this woman was in the Forbes ranking of the most powerful women. She is the first woman democratically elected in South America. She will lead Chile from March 11, 2010 to March 11, 2018.