Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
                CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF FEMALE PRESIDENTS

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06.04.1940-11.10.1944 Head of State Khertek Anchimaa-Toka, People's Republic of Tannu Tuva

31.10.1968-24.02.1972 Acting Head of State Song Qingling, China
06.07.1976-05.03.78 Joint Acting Head of State
1979-1980 "Honorary President"

01.07.1974- 24.03.1976 Executive President Isabel Perón, Argentina

17.11.1979-18.07.1980 Interim Executive President Lydia Gueiler Tejada, Bolivia 

01.08.1980-01.08.1996 President Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Iceland 

01.04-01.10.1981 Captain Regent Maria Lea Pedini Angelini, San Marino 

15.02.1982-15.02.1987 President Agatha Barbara, Malta 

01.04.1984-1.10.1984 and 01.10.1989-01.04.90 Captain Regent Gloriana Ranocchini, San Marino 

14.05-16.05.1984 Acting Head of State Carmen Pereira, Guinea Bissau 

25.2.1986-30.06.1992 Executive President Corazon Aquino, The Phillipines

13.03.1990-07.02.1991 Acting President Ertha Pascal-Trouillot, Haiti 

25.04.1990-10.01.1997 Executive President Violeta Chamorro, Nicaragua

05.04.1990-02.10.1990 Acting Head of State Dr. Sabine Bergmann-Pohl, East-Germany 

03.12.1990-12.09.1997 President Mary Robinson, Ireland 

01.10.1991-01.04.1992 Captain Regent Edda Ceccoli, San Marino 

01.04-01.10.1993 Captain Regent Patrizia Busignani, San Marino 

27.10.1993-05.02.1994 Acting Head of State Sylvie Kinigi, Burundi 

14.11.1994-19.11.2005 Executive President Chandrika Kumaratunga, Sri Lanka 

03.09.1996-02.08.1997 Chairman of the Council of State Ruth Sando Perry, Liberia 

09.02.1997-11.02.1997 Acting Executive President Rosalia Arteaga Serrano, Ecuador

11.11.1997-11.11.2011 President Mary McAleese, Ireland 

19.12.1997-11.08.1999 Executive President Janet Jagan, Guyana 

01.01.1999-31.12.1999 Federal President Ruth Dreifuss, Switzerland 

01.04.1999-01.10.1999 Captain Regent Rosa Zafferani, San Marino
01.04.2008-01.10.2009

08.07.1999-08.07.2007 President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Latvia

01.09.1999-01.09.2004 Executive President Mireya Moscoso, Panama 

01.03.2000-01.03.2012 President Tarja Halonen, Finland 

01.04.2000-01.10.2000 Capitano Reggente Maria Domenica Michelotti, San Marino 

20.01.2001-30.10.2010 Executive President Gloria Arroyo, The Philippines 

23.7.2001-20.10.2004 Executive President Megawati Sukarnoputri, Indonesia

30.12.2002-04.02.2004 Acting President Natasa Micic, Serbia 

01.10.2003-31.03.2004 Capitano Reggente Valeria Ciavatta, San Marino
01.04.2014-10.04.2014 Capitano Reggente

23.11.2003-25.01.2003 Acting Executive President Nino Burjanadze, Georgia
25.11.2007-20.01.2008 Acting Executive President

06.07.2004-08.07.2004 Acting Joint Head of State Barbara Prammer, Austria

01.04.2005-01.10.2005 Capitano Reggente Fausta Morganti, San Marino

16.01.
2006- President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Liberia

11.03.2006-03.11.2010 President Michelle Bachelet, Chile
11.03.2014-

01.01.2007-31.12.2007 President
Micheline Calmy-Rey, Switzerland
01.01.2011-21.12.2011

25.01.2007-01.07.2007 Acting President Dalia Itzik, Israel
01.07-15.07.2007 Interim President

25.07.2007-25.07.2012 President Pratibha Patil, India

10.12.2007-09.12.2015 Executive President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Argentina

25.09.2008 Acting President Dr. Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, South Africa

01.10.2008-30.04.2009 Capitano Reggente Assunta Meloni, San Marino

08.06.2009-16.10.2009 Interim President Rose Francine Rogombé, Gabon

12.07.2009- President Dalia Grybauskaitė, Lithuania

01.01.2010-31.12.2010 President Doris Leuthard, Switzerland
01.01.2017-31.12.2017

07.04.2010-19.05.2010 Head of the Interim Government
19.05.2010-01.12.2011 President Roza Otunbayeva, Kyrgyzstan


08.05.10.2010-08.05.2014 President Laura Chinchilla Miranda, Costa Rica

01.01.2011-31.08.2016 President Dilma Vana Linhares Rousseff, Brazil

01.04.2011-01.10.2011 Capitano Reggente Maria Luisa Berti, San Marino

07.04.2011-07.04.2016 President Atifete Jahjaga, Kosovo

01.01.2012-31.12.2012 President of the Confederation Eveline Widmer-Sclumpf, Switzerland

31.03.2012-21.07.2012 Acting President Monique Agnès Ohsan-Bellepeau, Mauritius
29.05.2015-05.06.2015 Acting President

05.04.2012-31.05.2012 Acting President Slavica Đukić-Dejanović, Serbia

07.04.2012-31.05.2014 President Joyce Banda, Malawi

01.10.2012-31.03.2013 Capitano Reggente Denise Bronzetti, San Marino

25.02.2013- President Park Geun-hye, South Korea

01.04.2013-31.09.2013 Capitano Reggente Antonella Mularoni, San Marino

01.10.2013-01.04.2014 Capitano Reggente Anna Maria Muccioli, San Marino

23.01.2014-30.03.16 Acting Head of State Catherine Samba-Panza, Central African Republic

04.04.2014- President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, Malta

01.01-2015-31.12.2015 President Simonetta Sommaruga, Switzerland

18.02.2015- President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Croatia

05.06.2015- President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Mauritius

29.10.2015- President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Nepal

28.01.2016- President Hilda Heine, Marshall Islands

20.05.2016- President Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan

08.07.2016-26.01.2017 Acting President Doris Bures, Austria

10.10.2016- President Kersti Kaljulai, Estonia


Last update 26.01.17