Over the centuries there have been many female political leaders all around the world. Currently there is a record-high number of simultaneous female world leaders. Germany, Bangladesh, Chile, South Korea just to mention a few, they all have female presidents, or prime ministers today. In fact, in the past 50 years, 59 countries have had women leaders. Among them, the island nation, Sri Lanka was the first to reach the milestone in 1960. Some female leaders have brought peace to troubled lands, others have strewn discontent and some reining female queens are merely symbolic figureheads representing the actual head of state. Let’s see than the TOP 10 Countries That Had Female Leaders Before The United States.
10. President Isabel Perón, Argentina
Isabel Peron was the first non-royal female head of state in the Western Hemisphere. As the wife of president, Juan Perón, she served as his vice president and was made president shortly after he died in office in 1974. Isabel Peron became Argentina’s first female president and at 43 the youngest Latin American head of state. Argentina’s main power groups, including the armed forces and labor unions, are understood to have pledged Mrs Peron their support. During her presidency Argentina was racked by labour strikes and political violence. She failed to win the hearts of the nation and lived in the shadow of Eva Peron, Juan Peron’s second wife.