Originally Posted by dex
Could part of the reason be that some of the women were succeeding a father or husband? (Like Hillary?) Are there women elected who were not succeeding a father or husband? I can only think of Golda Miere in Israel.
your memory is not serving you well in this case.
off the top of my head there is:
margaret thatcher - england
kim campbell - canada
angela merkel - germany
michele bachalet - chile
there's also this wikipedia link that i found on the subject.
List of elected or appointed female heads of state - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia