Saturday, February 3, 2007

Is it a man's world ?

the presidential candidacy of women in 2 of the strongest overall powers in the world - ones with veto power in useless UN - got me thinking & researching about female leaders/heads of state; there are currently 13:


Ireland


President Mary McAleese, since 1997

New Zealand


Prime Minister Helen Clark, since 1999

Latvia


President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, since 1999

Finland


President Tarja Halonen, since 2000

Philippines


President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, since 2001

Bangladesh



Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, since 2001

Mozambique



Prime Minister Luisa Diogo, since 2004

Germany


Chancellor Angela Merkel, since 2005

Liberia


President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, since 2006

Chile


President Michelle Bachelet, since 2006

Jamaica


Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, since 2006

South Korea


Prime Minister Han Myung-Sook, since 2006

Switzerland


President Micheline Calmy-Rey, since 2007

james brown might've been wrong after all ;)

7 comments:

Amunki said...

It's about damn time things change...

btw, my blog has moved - so make sure you go to

http://amunki.blogspot.com

Peace,
-Amunki

Nora-Cassandra said...

I'm living in Finland and we've been doing very well under female leader! I'm sure in few years it will be more than 13!! Our strength is getting recognised. Think about it: Men have voted for those presidents!!! :)

Joud said...

amunki: sure is..
will def chek out your blog for some more goofy bumperstickers ;)

nora: indeed the scandinavian women have done pretty well in politics.. i hope it rubs off on more and more countries :)

Maze said...

hope to see that in our arab nations...i recommend Haifa to be president of lebanon...:P

Zed said...

HAIFA for president... i'd love to see that... mmmmm haaiiifaaaa

Joud said...

guys, so not what i was trying to accomplish with this post..

Elijah said...

LOL and have you noticed that those are peaceful countries ;)

WOMEN RULE!!!