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Quiz: How many of these Female Heads of State/Government can you identify?

Worldwide, there are currently 20 women holding the office of the head of state or head of government, which represents just 6.3% of the total of 315 world leaders. Gender equality at the top end of politics clearly has a long way to go. Can you identify the female leaders below, some current, some historical? Let’s hear how you get on 🙂

  • Question of

    Angela

    • Angela Merkel (Germany)
    • Julia Gillard (Australia)
    • Theresa May (UK)
  • Question of

    Theresa May

    • Margaret Thatcher (UK)
    • Theresa May (UK)
    • Queen Elizabeth II (UK)
  • Question of

    Dilma_Rousseff_Brazil

    • Isabel Perón (Argentina)
    • Julia Gillard (Australia)
    • Dilma Rousseff (Brazil)
  • Question of

    Benazir_Bhutto

    • Sheikh Hasina (Bangladesh)
    • Benazir Bhutto (Pakistan)
    • Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Question of

    Yulia_Tymoshenko_UKR

    • Yulia Tymoshenko (Ukraine)
    • Golda Meir (Israel)
    • Cristina Kirchner (Argentina)
  • Question of

    Golda

    • Isabel Perón (Argentina)
    • Indira Gandhi (India)
    • Golda Meir (Israel)
  • Question of

    Julia_Gillard_AU

    • Julia Gillard (Australia)
    • Margaret Thatcher (UK)
    • Beata Szydło (Poland)
  • Question of

    Megawati_Sukarnoputri_-_Indonesia

    • Sheikh Hasina (Bangladesh)
    • Megawati Sukarnoputri (Indonesia)
    • Corazon Aquino (Philippines)
  • Question of

    Cristina kirchner ARG

    • Cristina Kirchner (Argentina)
    • Isabel Perón (Argentina)
    • Ana Brnabić (Serbia)
  • Question of

    Sheikh_Hasina _Bangladesh

    • Corazon Aquino (Philippines)
    • Sheikh Hasina (Bangladesh)
    • Indira Gandhi (India)
  • Question of

    Corazon_Aquino_

    • Park Geun-hye (South Korea)
    • Gloria Arroyo (Philippines)
    • Corazon Aquino (Philippines)
  • Question of

    Indira_Gandhi_1977

    • Indira Gandhi (India)
    • Khaleda Zia (Bangladesh)
    • Anneli Jäätteenmäki (Finland)
  • Question of

    Maggie

    • Queen Elizabeth II (UK)
    • Saara Kuugongelwa (Namibia)
    • Margaret Thatcher (UK)

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  1. There are two things, I’d like to say, Norman Darlington
    Firstly, you said there are “currently” 20…. Not all of them are “currently”, right?
    Secondly, ladies like Benazir Bhutto and Indira Gandhi aren’t amongst us now.

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