Ladies First: Female Heads of State

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  • Gloria Macapgal-Arroyo
  • Chandrika Kumaratunga
  • Corazon Aquino
  • Violeta Chamorro
  • Janet Jagan
  • Catherine Samba-Panza — Central African Republic
  • Portia Simpson-Miller
  • Joyce Banda
  •  Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
  • Park Geun-Hye
  • Yingluck Shinawatra
  • Dilma Rousseff
  • Laura Chinchilla
  • Pratibha Patil

Corazon Aquino — Philippines

The beloved Corazon Aquino was the Philippines’ first female president, who led the “People Power Revolution” that restored democracy in the country. In 1986, Time magazine named Aquino “Woman of the Year.”

(Photo: REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco /Landov)

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