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Meet today's women world leaders

July 18, 2016 08:28 IST
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After taking over as Britain's prime minister, Theresa May has joined a small but growing band of female world leaders.

May became Britain's second women prime minister after Margaret Thatcher, who was in power from 1979 to 1990.

Here's is a list of countries which have women as heads of government or elected heads of state.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters


President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters 


Croatia President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters  


President of Liberia Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters  


South Korean President Park Geun-Hye. Photograph: Kim Hee-Chul/Reuters 


President of Mauritius Ameenah Gurib-Fakim. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters 


Chile's President Michelle Bachelet. Photograph: Rodrigo Garrido/Reuters 


German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters  


Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Photograph: Vegard Grott/Reuters 


Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Photograph: Andrew Biraj/Reuters 


Nepal's President Bidhya Bhandari. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters 


Poland Prime Minister Beata Szydlo. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters   


Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters  


Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters    


Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen. Photograph: Jorge Adorno/Reuters

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