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In Pics: European women currently serving as leaders of their countries

Published on Sep 05, 2022 10:54 PM IST

Liz Truss, who was elected as the next prime minister of Britain on Monday, joined a club of more than a dozen European women who are now serving as either their country's president or prime minister. Succeeding Boris Johnson as the leader of the Conservative Party and prime minister, Truss will be the third woman prime minister of the United Kingdom. Besides Truss, countries across Europe have several women leaders - some making history by being the first woman to hold their respective positions of power.

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Liz Truss, UK incumbent prime minister and leader of the Conservative Party. Truss is the third woman prime minister after "Iron Lady" Margaret Thatcher, who was in charge from 1979 to 1990, and Theresa May, who governed from 2016 to 2019.(Bloomberg) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Liz Truss, UK incumbent prime minister and leader of the Conservative Party. Truss is the third woman prime minister after "Iron Lady" Margaret Thatcher, who was in charge from 1979 to 1990, and Theresa May, who governed from 2016 to 2019.(Bloomberg)

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Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen - leader of the Social Democrats since June 2015. She is the second woman to hold either office and  she is also the youngest prime minister in Danish history.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen - leader of the Social Democrats since June 2015. She is the second woman to hold either office and  she is also the youngest prime minister in Danish history.(AP)

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Kaja Kallas in January 2021 became Estonia's first woman prime minister.(Twitter) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Kaja Kallas in January 2021 became Estonia's first woman prime minister.(Twitter)

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In December 2019, Finland's Sanna Marin, a Social Democrat, became the youngest sitting prime minister in the world at the age of 34.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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In December 2019, Finland's Sanna Marin, a Social Democrat, became the youngest sitting prime minister in the world at the age of 34.(AP)

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French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne speaks during a press conference. The 61-year-old engineer is only the second woman to hold the position since May 2022.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne speaks during a press conference. The 61-year-old engineer is only the second woman to hold the position since May 2022.(AFP)

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Katerina Sakellaropoulou was elected Greece's first female president in January 2020. Presidency is a mainly ceremonial role in Greece - however, Sakellaropoulou has many feathers to her cap as she is also a trailblazer lawyer, an environmental expert and also became president of the country's top court in 2018.(Greece Presidency) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Katerina Sakellaropoulou was elected Greece's first female president in January 2020. Presidency is a mainly ceremonial role in Greece - however, Sakellaropoulou has many feathers to her cap as she is also a trailblazer lawyer, an environmental expert and also became president of the country's top court in 2018.(Greece Presidency)

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Hungary's President Katalin Novak - a close ally of Prime Minister Viktor Orban and first ever woman to hold the post which is largely ceremonial.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hungary's President Katalin Novak - a close ally of Prime Minister Viktor Orban and first ever woman to hold the post which is largely ceremonial.(AP)

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Ingrida Šimonytė is a Lithuanian politician and economist who is serving as Prime Minister of Lithuania. Lithuania has a strong tradition of female leadership, with "Baltic Iron Lady" Dalia Grybauskaite spending a decade in power from 2009 to 2019.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Ingrida Šimonytė is a Lithuanian politician and economist who is serving as Prime Minister of Lithuania. Lithuania has a strong tradition of female leadership, with "Baltic Iron Lady" Dalia Grybauskaite spending a decade in power from 2009 to 2019.(REUTERS)

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Zuzana Čaputová is the first woman to hold the presidency, as well as the youngest president in the history of Slovakia, elected at the age of 45.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Zuzana Čaputová is the first woman to hold the presidency, as well as the youngest president in the history of Slovakia, elected at the age of 45.(AFP)

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Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson - Social Democrat, who won the top job in November 2021 - is the first to hold the position.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson - Social Democrat, who won the top job in November 2021 - is the first to hold the position.(REUTERS)

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Ana Brnabić is a Serbian politician serving as the prime minister of Serbia since 2017. She is the first woman and first openly gay person to hold the office.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Ana Brnabić is a Serbian politician serving as the prime minister of Serbia since 2017. She is the first woman and first openly gay person to hold the office.(REUTERS)

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Salome Zourabichvili - the first female President of Georgia, elected to power in December 16, 2018.(World Leaders Forum) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Salome Zourabichvili - the first female President of Georgia, elected to power in December 16, 2018.(World Leaders Forum)

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Katrín Jakobsdóttir is the current Prime Minister of Iceland - the second female head of the government.( government.is) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Katrín Jakobsdóttir is the current Prime Minister of Iceland - the second female head of the government.( government.is)

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Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu (on the left) is a Kosovar Albanian jurist and politician - serving as the 5th and current President of Kosovo.(Twitter) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu (on the left) is a Kosovar Albanian jurist and politician - serving as the 5th and current President of Kosovo.(Twitter)

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Prime Minister and the President of Republic of Moldova Natalia Gavrilița and Maia Sandu. The latter is also the first woman president of her country and has previously also served as the prime minister.(Twitter) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Prime Minister and the President of Republic of Moldova Natalia Gavrilița and Maia Sandu. The latter is also the first woman president of her country and has previously also served as the prime minister.(Twitter)

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Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon - the First Minister of Scotland and Leader of the Scottish National Party since 2014. She is the first woman to hold either position.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon - the First Minister of Scotland and Leader of the Scottish National Party since 2014. She is the first woman to hold either position.(REUTERS)

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