Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership

FEMALE PRESIDENTS 
OF PARLIAMENTS AND
 PARLIAMENTARY BODIES 
from 2010

This is a list of female Presidents of Parliaments. Included are territories with self-rule and nominal autonomous regions in the former USSR and Czechoslovakia and in Yugoslavia, which are now independent. 
Also see Current Female Presidents of Parliaments
Female Heads of Assembly prior to the 20th Century
and Female Heads of Parliamentary Bodies


2010- President of Assembleia da República Veronica Nataniel Macamo, Mozambique

Veronica Macamo was Vice-President of the Assembly from 1999, the last years as the First Deputy. Also member of the Pan African Parliament.


2010 (†)  President of the Senado Ana María Romero de Campero, Bolivia

Minister of Information in 1979 and Later Public Defender or Ombudsperson. She lived (1940-2010)


2010-13 President of the National Transition Council Rabiatou Serah Diallo, Guinea

The Secretary General of the Workers Confederation, she was one of the two candidates which received the same number of votes when the opposition decided on who to nominate as Prime Minister. The Military Junta nominated the man and instead she became head of the interim legislative body composed of 101 Guineans from civil society, political parties, religious groups as well as members of the ruling junta's council during the period of transition until the first democratic elections since 1958. (b. 1949-).


2010-11 President of the Cámara de Representantes Ivonne Passada, Uruguay

Member of the House from 2005. (b. 1956-).


2010- Speaker of the House of Assembly Barbara Webster-Bourne, Anguilla (UK External Territory)

An educator, she was appointed to the position after the elections in which no women were elected.


2010-11 President of the Cámara de Diputados Alejandra Sepúlveda Orbenes, Chile

Vice-President of DC 2001-03 and  MP from 2002. In 2006 her party, the Partido Demócrata Cristiano, DC, had chosen her to take over the presidency of the Chamber of Deputies in 2008, but she left the party in January 2008. (b. 1965-).


2010-14 Speaker of the Legislative Council Teresina Bodkin Bodkin, Montserrat (UK External Territory)

A former secondary school math teacher, she served as Director of Statistics for the Government of Montserrat for 15 years


2010-13 Speaker of the Poslanecká Sněmovna Miroslava Nemcová, The Czech Republic

Vice-Chairperson of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) and Shadow Minister of Culture of the ODS from 2002, also Deputy Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies from 2002 and became Acting Speaker when her predecessor resigned a 1. May one month before the elections and elected to the position on 24. June. Nominated as Prime Minister by her party on 19. Junie 2013. (b. 1952-).


2010- Chairperson of the Nationale Assemble Jennifer Simons-Geerlings, Suriname, Suriname

Parliamentary Leader of Millennium Combinatie  2000-05, Vice-Presidential Candidate and candidate for the post of Parliamentary Speaker in 2005 and Parliamentary Leader of DNP 2005-10.


2010-12 President of the Senate Leonne Theodore-John, St. Lucia
2016- Speaker of the House of Assembly

Lawyer and member of the United Workers Party. (b. 1969)


2010-13 Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Robyn Adams, Norfolk Island (Australian External Territory)

Deputy Clerk 1981-84 and
Clerk 1984-2010 until she was elected to the Assembly and Minister of Cultural Heritage and Community Services from 2013.

 


2010-12 and 2013-14 Chairperson of the Staten Gracita Arrindell, Sint Maarten (External Territory of the Netherlands)

Leader of the People's Progressive Alliance in Sint Maarten 2003-10 until she joined the United People's party.


2010-11 President of the Bundesrat Hannelore Kraft, Germany

Member of the Landtag of NRW since 2000, Minister of Federal- and European Affairs 2001-05 and Minister of Science and Research in 2005, Parliamentary Leader of the Social Democrats 2005-20, State Chairperson of the party from 2007 and from 2009 Federal Vice-Chairperson and from 2010 Minister President of Nordrhein-Westfalen and as such President of the Council of States from November 2010 to November 2011 and also Deputy Head of State. 1. Vice-President of the Bundesrat 2011-12. (b. 1961-).


2010-14 Speaker of the Saeima Solvita Āboltiņa, Latvia
Solvita Aboltina worked in the Foreign Ministry 1993-2003, Member of the Saeima 2002-04 and again from 2006, Minister of Justice 2004-06 and Acting Minister of Defence 2005-06, Vice-Chairperson of the Parliamentary Faction of Jaunais laiks (New Ara Party) since 2006-08, Party Leader from 2008, Vice-President of the Saeima 2009-10 and Chair of the Security Committee from 2014. (b. 1963-). 

2010- Speaker of the National Assembly Anne Semamba Makinda, Tanzania

Minister of State by the Prime Minister 1983-86, Minister of State of Capital Development by the President 1987-89 Minister of State by the 1. Vice-President and Prime Minister 1989-90, Minister of Community Development 1990-92, Minister of Social Affairs 1990-94, Minister of Women’s and Children's Affairs 1990-95, Regional Commissioner 1995-2000
 and
Minister of Community Development 1994-95 and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly 2005-10.


2010 Acting President of the Senate Alena Gajdůšková, The Czech Republic (14.11-24.11)

As 1. Vice-President since 2008 Alena Gajduskova acts from the term of the President expired until a new leadership is elected at the end of November. According to the agreement, she will continue as Vice-President.


2010- President of the National Assembly Pany Yathotou, Laos

Cabinet Member and Governor of the Central Bank 1987-98 and In 1998 she became member of the National Assembly and Chairperson of the Committee of Ethnic Affairs and Vice-President of the Assembly (the Sapha Heng) 2001-10. Also member of the Politbureau.


2011 Co-President of the Consiglio Grande e Generale Maria Luisa Berti, San Marino

Member of the Consiglio Grande e Generale for Noi Sammarinesi since 2008 and as Captain General she is also joint chair of the parliament. (b. 1971-)


2011 Chairperson of the Constitutional Council Salvör Nordal, Iceland

Director of the University of Iceland Ethics Institute, she heads the Assembly that is to draw up a proposal for a new constitution of Iceland.


2011-15 President of the Assembleia da República Maria da Assunção Esteves, Portugal

Social Democrat (Conservative) MP 1987-89, 2002-04 and from 2011, Judge at the Constitutional Tribunal 1989-98, MEP 2004-09. (b. 1956-)


2011- Speaker of the National Assembly Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, Uganda

Rebecca Kadaga was State Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Cooperation 1996-99 and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs 1999-2001 and Deputy Speaker of the Parliament 2001-11 (b. 1956-) 


2011 President of the Bundesrat Susanne Neuwirth Kurz, Austria

Member of the City Council of Salzburg 1987-2004, Deputy Chairperson of the SPÖ Faction in the Bundesrat 2004-11, Secretary 2004-08 and Vice-President of the Bundesrat 2008-11 and 2012-14. (b. 1956-)


2011- Speaker of the House of Representatives Marisa Colleen Dalrymple-Philibert, Jamaica

Deputy Speaker 2007-11.


2011-16 President of Tynwald and of the Legislative Council Clare Christian, Isle of Man

Member of the government in different positions since 1981. (b. 1945-)


2011-161 Lord Speaker of the House of Lords Baroness D'Souza, United Kingdom
Frances D'Souza is a scientist, and was appointed an independent peer in 2004 and took the name Baroness D'Souza, of Wychwood in the County of Oxfordshire and Convenor of the Crossbench Peers 2007-11. (b. 1944-)

2011-12 President of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States María Ángela Holguín-Cuéllar (Colombia)

Angela Holguin was Chief of Cabinet, Secretary General of the Ministry of External Affairs, 1996-97, Vice-Minister of External Relations in 1998, Ambassador to Venezuela 2002-04 and Ambassador to the United Nations 2004-06. She was offered the post of Ambassador to France in 2006 but refused. Foreign Minister of Colombia from 2010.


2011- President of the Assembly Christen Springette, Nevis (St. Kitts and Nevis)
Special Advisor for Education in the Premier’s Ministry 2006-11.

2011- Chairperson of the Federation Council Valentina Ivanovna Matviyenko, Russia
First secretary of the Communist Committee of the Krasnogvardeiski District in Leningrad 1984-86 and then Deputy Chairperson  the Leningrad Council of the People's Deputies, Ambassador, 1991-95 and 1997-98 before becoming Vice-Premier until 2003 when she became Representative of the President North-West Russia federal district, Governor of Saint Petersburg 2003-11. (b. 1949-).

2011-14 President of the Senate Sabine de Bethune, Belgium
Sabine Louise Caroline barones de Bethune was Vice-President of the Senate 1999-2003 and Chairperson of the Senate Group of CD&V (Flemish Christian Democrats) 2003-11. (b. 1958-)

2011-14 Marshall of the Sejm Ewa Kopacz, Poland
Member of the Sejm 2001-2005 and from 2011 for Platforma Obywatelsk, Minister of Helth 2007-11 and Prime Minister 2014-15. (b. 1956-)

2011-15 Speaker of the Lagting Britt Lundberg, Åland (Finish External Territory)
2017 President of the Nordic Council (Finland)

Vice-Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of Centern 2002-03. Minister of the Chancellery in charge of the European Union, Equality, Personnel Affairs, Housing, Elections, Municipal Administrations and Lotteries 2005-07 and and Vice-Premier and Minister of Education and Culture. Vice-Speaker from 2015. (b. 1963-)

2011-14 Provisorial President of the Senate Beatriz Liliana Rojkes De Alperovich, Argentina
As the Senate President is also Vice-President of Argentina, her role is the day to day running of the parliament, and she is second in line of succession to the Presidency in Argentina. She was a Member of the House of Deputies 2005-09 and Senator from 2011.
 
2011- Speaker of the House of Assembly Ingrid Moses-Scatliffe, British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom External Territory)
Attorney at Law and former Government Chief Registrar of Lands

2011-12 President of Andean Parliament Rebeca Delgado Burgoa (Bolivia)
2012-13 President of the Camara de Diputados in Bolivia

Bolivian MP and former Vice-Minister of the Ministry of the Presidency


2011-12 Chairperson of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference Valentina Nikolaevna Pivnenko (Russia)
Chairperson of the Chamber of Representatives of the Legislative Assembly 1994-99, Member of the Council of Federation since 1999 and Chair of the Committee for Northern and Far Eastern Affairs and since 2003. (b. 1947-)

2012-13 Chairperson of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference Laine Randjärv (Estonia)
Deputy Mayor 2002-04 and Mayor of Tartu 2004-2007, Minister of Culture in Andrus 2007-11 and Vice-President of Riigikogu since 2011. (b. 1964-)
2012-14 President of the Senate Gabriela Montaño Viaña, Bolivia
A lawmaker from the department of Santa Cruz and a medical doctor specialized in public health.

2012- President of the Senate Kerryann Ifill, Barbados
Senator from 2008 and Senate Vice-President 2008-12. She is blind and works for the Barbados Council for the Disabled. (b. 1974-).

2012-13 Speaker of the House of Representatives Anna Burke, Australia
As the 1. Deputy Speaker since 2011 she took over as Acting Speaker after the incumbent stepped aside after accusations of sexual harasment and was elected Speaker after his resignation. She has been Labour MP since 1998, Deputy Speaker 2008-11 and Member of the Speaker's Panel 2010-11.(b. 1966-).

2012-14 Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly Margaret Nantongo Zziwa (Uganda)
Former Member of the Consitutent Assembly and MP and Member of the Regional Assembly since 2007.

2012-13 Co-President of the APC-EU oint Parliamentary Assembly Joyce Laboso (Kenya)
She was APC Co-President of the Africa Caribbean Pacific - European Union Assembly. Dr. Joyce Cherono Laboso was elected MP in 2008 in a by-election caused by the death in a plane crash of her sister, Lorna Laboso. She became Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly in 2013.

2012-15 Chairperson of the Twede Kamer Anouchka van Miltenburg, The Netherlands
MP for VVD since 2003 and Deputy Parliamentary Leader 2010-12. (b. 1967-)

2012-13 Joint President of Consiglio Grande e Generale  Denise Bronzetti, San Marino
As Capitano Reggente she was also joint head of the parliament. Held various positions within the Politica del Partito Socialista Sammarinese and Partito dei Socialisti e dei Democratici and member of the Consiglio Grande Generale since 2006. (b. 1972-)

2012- President of the Conseil Regional Josette Borel-Lincertin, Guadaloupe (French External Territory)
First Vice-President 2005-12.

2012- President of the Regional Assembly Ana Luísa Pereira Luís, The Azores (Portugese External Territory)
 

2012-13 President of the Nationalrat/Conseil national/Consiglio nazionale Maya Graf, Switzerland

President of the Parliamentary Faction of the Green Party 2009-10​, Vice-President of the National Assembly 2010-12. (b. 1962-)

2012- Speaker of the Parliament Niki Rattle, Cook Islands (Free Association with New Zealand)
Secretary General of the Red Cross of Cook Islands up to her appointment.

2013 President of the Nordic Council Marit Nybakk (Norway)
Social Democrat MP 1985-87 and since 1989 and Vice-President of the Norwegian Storting from 2009. (b. 1947-)

2013- Speaker of the Parliament  Halimah Yacob, Singapore
MP since 2001 and former Chair of the Jurong Town Council, Mister of State of Community Development, Youth and Sports 2011-13. (b. 1954-).

2013-14 President of the Camara de Diputados Betty Asunta Tejada Soruco, Bolivia
MP through a number of years. (b. 1959-)

2013-15 President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie  Andrée Champagne (Canada)
Former Actress, Canadian Progressive Conservative MP 1984-93, Minister of State (Youth) 1984-86, Assistant Deputy Chairperson of Committees of the Whole House 1986-90 and Deputy Speaker of House of Commons 1990-93 and Senator from 2005. (b. 1939-)

2013- President of the Cámara dei Diputati Laura Boldrini, Italy
Spokesperson for the UN High Commissoner for Refugees 1998-2012 and MP for the Left Ecology Freedom party list from 2013. (b. 1961-)

2013 Joint President of Consiglio Grande e Generale Antonella Mularoni, San Marino
As Capitano Reggente she is also joint head of the parliament.. She was member of the General Grand Council 1993-2001 and again from 2008, and Judge of the European Court of Human Rights 2001-08, Leader of the Government, Secretary of State of Foreign and Political Affairs, Telecommunication and Transport 2008-12. (b. 1961-).

2013- Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Bangladesh
As Parliament Speaker she is also Deputy Head of State. 2012-13 Minister of State for Women and Children Affairs

2013 Acting President of the Senate Angela Brown-Burke, Jamaica
The Deputy President of the Senate she acted from the resignan of her predessor to the appointment of his successor. She is former Corporate Area Councillor of the Kingston and Saint Andrew Corporation and Mayor of Kingston from 2012, also elected Vice-President of the People's National Party in 2006.

2013 Acting President of the Parliament Liliana Palihovici, Moldova
Liberal MP from 2009, Vice-President 2010-14 and from 2015 (b. 1971-)

2013- President of du Conseil Territorial Aline Hanson, Saint Martin  (French External Territory)
Vice-President 2012-13. Also head of the Government of the Territory.

2013 President of the Assemblée Territorial Nivaleta Iloai, Ilês Wallis et Futuna, (French External Territory)
Member of the territorial assembly for about 20 years. Also Head of the Government of the Territory.

2013- President of the Asamblea Nacional Gabriela Rivadeneira Burbano, Ecuardor
2016- President of te Latin American Parliament
Vice Prefect 2009-11 and Governor 2011-12 of the Imbabura Province. In 2013 both Parliament vice-presidents were also women. (b. 1983-)

2013- Chairperson of the Eerste Kamer Ankie Broekers-Knol, The Netherlands
Member of the First chamber for VVD since 2001. (b. 1946-)

2013- Speaker of the Cumhuriyet Meclisi Sibel Siber, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
As Parliament Speaker she is also Deputy Head of State. MP from 2009 and Prime Minister in 2013 in the self-declared state that comprises the northeastern part of the island of Cyprus. Recognised only by Turkey.

2013-14 Co-President of the Consiglio Grande e Generale Anna Maria Muccioli, San Marino
Capitano Reggente 2013-14 and Member of the Consiglio Grande e Generale for the Partito Democratico Cristiano since 2008. (b. 1964-).

2013- President of the Umutwe w'Abadepite Donatille Mukabalisa, Rwanda
Former Senator. From 2013 64 % of the MPs were women.

2013- President of the Senate Teresa Efua Asangono, Equatorial Guinea
Also known as Esangono, she was Minister-Delegate of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation 1998-99, Minister of Social and Women’s Affairs 1999-2004, Ambassador to Cuba 2007-12 and 1. Deputy Secretary-General of the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guineal 2012-13.

2013-14 President of the Parlamento Centroamericano Paula Lorena Rodríges Lima de Castellanos (Guatemala)
MP from Guatemala. The third female president of the parliament.

2013-15 Speaker of the House of Representatives Bronwyn Bishop, Australia
President of Liberal Party of New South Wales 1985-87 and MP from 1987. Minister for Defence Industry, Science and Personnel 1996-98 and Minister for Aged Care 1998-2001. In 2004 she lost her party's internal electon for the government-nominee for the post of Speaker of the House of Representatives to a man who never held any important political office in his 22 years as an MP. Member of the Speaker's Panel 2004-07. (b. 1942-).

2013 Interim President of the Chambre des Députés / Abgeordnetenkammer Anne Brasseur, Luxembourg
2014- President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
Minister of National Education, Professional Training and Sports 1999-2004 and Party Vice-President and Group Vice-President since 2004, Vice-President of the House of Representatives in 2009. As President-by-age in 2013 she is Interim President until the formation of a new government. (b. 1950-)

2013- Chairperson of the House of Chiefs Senior Chieftainess Nkomeshya Mukamambo II, Zambia
As Chief Elizabeth Mulenje, she was MP and Minister of State of Home Affairs 1979-86. She has been chief of the Soli People in the Lusaka Rural district and the Chongwe district since around 1972 and was raised to the position of Paramount Chief in 2013.

2013-14 Acting President of the Congreso Nacional Lena Gutiérrez Arévalo, Honduras (June-January)
As 1. Vice-President of the Congress 2010-14, she acted as the incombent president run for president of the country. (b. 1977-)

2013-16 Speaker of the Siemas Loreta Graužinienė, Lithuania
Vice-President of the Labour Party and Presidential Candidate in 2009 (b. 1963-)

 2013- President of the Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas Zulma Ramona Gómez Cáceres (Paraguay)
She is a Senator in Paraguay. PCA is an organization that brings together the congresses and parliamentary assemblies of the unitary, federal, federated and associated States, the regional parliaments and the interparliamentary organizations of the Americas.

2013- President of the Staten Marisol Lopez-Tromp, Aruba (Dutch External Territory)
MP from 1997, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Public Health, Social Affairs, Culture and Sport, 2001-02 Minister of Social Affairs and Infrastructure 2002-09 and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education 2005-09 (b. 1969-).

2014 President of the Nordic Council Karin Åström (Sweden)
Social Democratic MP since 2004. (b. 1953-).

2014 Acting Chairperson of the National Transitional Council Léa Doumta-Koyassoum, Central African Republic
2003-04 Minister of Family, Social Affairs and National Solidarity, 2004-05 Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Good Government, 2005-06 Minister of Public Health and Population, Secretary General of the Parti de l’Unité nationale (PUN). Vice-President of the National Transitional Council from 2013 and Acting President of the Council 10-23. January while the incumbent Chair was Acting Head of State.

2014-15 President of the Antenimierampirenena Christine Razanamahasoa, Madagascar
Former Minister of Justice and Coordinatrice of the MAPAR Parliamentary Group.

2014- President of the Skupština Maja Gojković, Serbia
Vice-Chairperson of the Yoguslav Chamber of Citizens 1993-94, Serbian Minister without Portfolio 1998-99, Vice-President of the Government of Yugoslavia 1999-2000, Mayor of Novi Sad 2004-08, Secretary General and Vice-President of the Serbian Radical Party until 2006, Chairperson of her own party "Grupa Građana - Maja Gojković" 2008 and later joined the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (b. 1963-).

2014-16 President of the Senate Cristina Altagracia Lizardo Mézquit, Dominican Republic
Cristina Lizardo was Subsecretary of the Administration of the President 1996-98, elected MP in 1998 and later Senator. (b. 1959-).
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2014- Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Thandi Modise (South Africa)
Premier of the North West Province 2010-14. (b. 1939-).

2014- Speaker of the Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan, India

MP for the Bharatiya Janata Party since 1989, Union Minister of State 1999-2002,  Member of the Panel of Chairmen of Lok Sabha 2004-14 (b. 1943-)


2014- President of the Senate Alincia Williams-Grant, Antigua and Barbuda
Bank executive and attorney. She is the third female Senate President in a row since 1994 except for a short period in 2004.

2014 President of the Bundesrat Ana Blatnik, Austria
Vice-President of the Association of the Slovene Association, Secretary of the Bundesrat 2008-14. (b. 1957-)

2014- President of the Nationalrat Doris Bures, Austria
SPÖ Member of Parliament from 1990 and Party Secretary General 2000-07 and again in 2008, Federal Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Federal Chancellor in charge of Women's Affairs, Media and Civil Service 2007-08 and Federal Minister of Infrastructure, Trafic, Innovation and Technology 2008-14 (b. 1962-).

2014- Speaker of the Parliament Jiko Luven, Fiji
Interim Minister of Health, Women, Social Welfare 2008-14 and President of the Fiji First Party from 2014. (b. 1946-).

2014- Speaker of the National Assembly Gladys Kokorwe, Botswana
Assistant Minister of Local Government 1999-2004, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly 2004-08, Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture 2008-09 and Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mauritius and Mozambique 2009-13.

2014- President of the Senate Christine Defraigne, Belgium
Chairperson of the Senate Faction of Mouvement Réformateur, MR, 2003-09.

2014, 2015-16 and 2016-  Chairperson of the Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams, Sint Maarten (Self-governing Part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)

Circa 1995-2009 Commissioner of General Affairs, Education etc., 1999-2009 Leader of the Government, Social and Cultural Development, Finance, Juridical Affairs, Emergency Services, Information, Communication and Protocol, Strategic Policy, Planning and Development as well as Prime Minister 2010-14. She is Leader of the St. Maarten Party.


2014- Speaker of the Saeima Ināra Mūrniece, Latvia
MP for the National Alliance of All for Latvia and For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK from 2011. (b. 1970-).

2014-15 President of the Congreso Ana María Solórzano Flores, Peru
Member of the Congress for Partido Nacionalista Peruano from 2011. (b. 1977-)

2014- Speaker of the National Assembly Santi Bai Hanoomanjee, Mauritius
Maya Hanoomanjee was Minister of Health 2010-11. A former Permanent Secretary for Fiance and Health. (b. 1952-)

2015- President of the Vouli ton Ellinon Zoi Konstantopoulou, Greece
MP from 2009, Secretary of the Parliament 2012-15. The role as Parliament President also entails the position of Deputy Head of State. (b. 1976-)

2015- Speaker of the Legislative Council Shirley Osborne, Montserrat
Became Chairperson of the Peoples Democratic Movement in 2014.

2015-  President of the House of Peoples of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Lidija Bradara, Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina
Member of the leadership of the Croat Party in the Federation which is one of two autonomous republics in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

2015- President of the Senate Lucie Milébou Aubusson, Gabon
Vice-President of the Senate 2002-15.

2015- President of the Asamblea Legislativa Lorena Guadalupe Peña Mendoza, El Salvador
Vicepresident of the Parlamento Centroamericano 2005-06 and 2008-09 and 1. Secretary of the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador 2010-15.

2015- Speaker of the Eduskunta Maria Lohela, Finland
MP from 2011 for the extreme rightwing True Finns. (b. 1979-)

2015-16 President of the Latin American Parliament Blanca María del Socorro Alcalá Ruiz (Mexico)
Blanca Alcalá is a Mexican Member of Congress.

2015- Marshall of the Sejm Małgorzata Kińdawa-Błońska, Poland
Government Spokesperson until 2015. She is a grand-granddaughter of Prime Minister Władysław Grabski and President Stanisław Wojciechowski.

2015- Chairperson of the Folketing Pia Kjærsgaard, Denmark
MP from 1984, Group-Secretary 1984-87 and Political Spokesperson, Deputy Party-Chairperson and Leader of Fremskridtspartiet 1985-94, Leader of Danish People´s Party 1995-2012 and 2. Vice-Chair of the Folketing 2012-15. (b. 1947-)

2015 Acting President of the l’Assemblée Nationale Mo-Mamo Karerwa, Burundi

2010-15 As 1. Vice-President 2010-15, she acted as head of the assembly after the incumbent President joined the opposition and left the country, she


2015 President of the Senate Raziah Ahmed, Trinidad and Tobago
Business woman and senator. Acted as President of the Republic on several occations during the absence of the Head of State.

2015- Speaker of the House of Representatives Brigid Annisette-George, Trinidad and Tobago
Attorney General 2007-09.

2015-2016 Co-President of the Consiglio Grande e Generale Lorella Stefanelli, San Marino
Member of the Consiglio Grande e Generale for the Partito Democratico Cristiano from 2012. As Captain General she is also head of the Parliament.

2015 President of the Bundesrat Sonja Zwazl, Austria
Member of the Bundesrat for ÖVP from 2003.

2015 Marshall of the Sejm Małgorzata Kińdawa-Błońska, Poland
Government Spokesperson until 2015. A grand-granddaughter of Prime Minister Władysław Grabski and President Stanisław Wojciechowski

2015- Speaker of the Parliament Onsari Gharti Magar, Nepal
2014-15 Vice-Chairperson of the Constituent Assembly and Deputy Speaker of the Parliament. UCPN (Maoist) lawmaker.

2015 Acting Speaker of the Landsting Gun-Mari Lindholm, Åland (Self-ruling External Territory of Finland)
Chairperson of Obunden samling from 2001, Minister of Social Affairs and Environment 2003-05, Deputy Speaker 2007-11 and Designate Speaker for 2017. (b. 1962-).

2015- President of the Federal National Council Amal Abdullah al-Qubaisi, United Arab Emirates
Amal al-Qubaisi was Vice-President of the Council 2011-15.

2015-16 President of the National Council Christa Markwalder, Switzerland
Member of the Grand Council of Bern 2002-03 and the National Council from 2003. 2. Vice-President 2014 and 1. VicePresident in 2015.(b. 1975-)

2015- President of the Senate Gabriela Michetti, Argentina
As Vice-President of the Republic she is also President of the Senate, Deputy Chief of Government of Buenos Aires 2007-09, MP 2009-13 and Senator 2013-15. (b. 1965-)

2015- Chairperson of the National Council Magreth Mensah-Williams, Namibia
1999-2015 Deputy Chairperson.

2015-16 Acting Chairperson of the Twede Kamer Khadija Arib, The Netherlands
2016- Chairperson
Substitute Member of the Presidium 2010-12 and 1. Vice-Chairperson of the Twede Kamer from 2012, the same year she was candidate for the post of parliament chair.

2016- President of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân, Vietnam
Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan was Parliament Vice-resident 2001-18 and Member of the Politbureau of the Communist Party from 2011 (b. 1954-).

2016- President of the Congreso de los Diputados Ana María Pastor Julián, Spain
Subsecretary of Culture and Education 1996-2000, Subsecretary of the Presidency 2000-01, Subsecretary of State of Interior 2001-02, Minister of Health and Consumer Protection 2002-04, 2. Vice-President of the Congress 2008-11 and Minister of Public Works and Transport 2011-16. (b. 1957-)

2016- President of the Parliamentary Assembly of OSCE Christine Muttonen (Austria)
MP from 1999 and Vice-Chair of the Parliamentary Faction of the Austrian Socialist SPÖ from 2005.
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2016- President of the Cámara de Diputados Lucía Medina Sánchez, Dominican Republic
MP since 2002 and Vice-President of the Chamber 2006-16. (b. 1969-).

2016-17 President of the Bundesrat Malu Dreyer, Germany
Held the rotating presidency of the Federal Council in her capacity as of Premier of Rheinland-Pfalz since 2013. She was Minister of Labour, Social Affairs, Family and Health 2002-13. Also Vice-President of the Bundesrat 2015-16 and 217-18. Married to the Lord Mayor of Trier, Klaus Jensen, and mother of 3 children. (b. 1961-).

2016-17 President of the Central American Parliament Priscilla Weeden de Miró (Panama)
MP and former Secretary General of the Ministry of External Affairs.

2016-17 President of the Andean Parliament Edith Mendoza Fernández (Bolivia)
Bolivian MP. (b. 1983-).

2016-17 Acting President of the Asamblea Nacional Irís Marina Montenegro Blandón, Nicuragua (10. September -)
As 1. Vice-President of the Parliament from 2012, she was "Presidenta para la Ley" after the death of her predecessor.

2016 Acting President of the Skupština Marija Ćatović, Montenegro (7.-24. November)
MP and Former Mayor of Kotor, she was in charge as the President-by-Age. (b. 1947-).

2016- Speaker of the People's Council Hadiya Khalaf Abbas, Syria
(b. 1958-).

2016-17 Presiding Officer of the House of Assembly Vanessa Cutting-Thomas, Tobago (Self-Ruling part of Trinidad and Tobago)
Former Clerk of the Assembly.

2017- Presiding Officer of the House of Assembly Denise Tsoiafatt-Angus, Tobago (Self-Ruling part of Trinidad and Tobago)
Secretary of Community Development and Culture 2013-17

2017- Speaker of the House of Representatives Laura Tucker Longsworth, Belize
Has held high positions within nursing and health administration

2017- Chairperson of the Alþing Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir, Iceland
MP from the Indepence Party from 2009, Vice-Chairperson of the Althing 2009-13. (b. 1974-).

2017- President of the Bundesrat Sonja Ledl-Rossmann, Austria
2017 President of the Bundesversamlung (26.01)
As chair of the joint meeting of the two chambers of the Austrian Parliament, the Federal Assembly, she inaugurated the new President of the Republic. Member of the Landtag of Tirol 2008-09, became Deputy Chair of the Local Conservative Party, ÖVP in 2009 and member of the Bundesrat in 2013. (b. 1974-)

2017- President of the Cámara de Diputados María Guadalupe Murgía Gutiérez, Mexico
AVice-President 2016-17.

Last update 05.03.2017

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