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Old 01-01-2008, 03:18 PM   #41
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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
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:30 PM   #42
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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
Kim Campbell was not elected as PM; she was elected to the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party, which was in power at the time (1993). Five months later the party lost the election in a landslide.
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:33 PM   #43
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And don't forget Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia 2005-present. A very impressive leader.

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There's also Helen Clarke (New Zealand).
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And also Conan O'Brien Tarja Halonen in Finland.
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