List of the first female holders of political offices in the Americas


List of the first female holders of political offices in the Americas

Antigua and Barbuda


* Governor-General - Louise Lake-Tack - 2007 Fact|date=May 2008

Argentina


* Co-President ("de facto") - Eva Perón - 1946 Fact|date=May 2008
* Head of Ministries (Labour, Social Welfare, Health) - Eva Perón - 1946 Fact|date=May 2008
* President of a Major Political Party - Eva Perón - 1940s Fact|date=May 2008
* First women in Congress - Twenty-two Peronist women - 1952 Fact|date=May 2008
* Spiritual Leader of the Nation - Eva Perón - 1952 Fact|date=May 2008
* Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies - Delia Parodi - 1953 Fact|date=May 2008
* Vice President of Argentina - Isabel Martínez de Perón - 1973 Fact|date=May 2008
* President of the Argentine Senate - Isabel Martínez de Perón - 1973 Fact|date=May 2008
* President - Isabel Martínez de Perón - 1974 Fact|date=May 2008
* Foreign Minister - Susana Myrta Ruíz Cerutti - 1989 Fact|date=May 2008
* Governor of Santiago del Estero Province - "Nina" Juárez - 2003 Fact|date=May 2008
* Defence Minister - Nilda Garré - 2005 Fact|date=May 2008
* Economy Minister - Felisa Miceli - 2005 Fact|date=May 2008
* Governor of Tierra del Fuego Province - Fabiana Rios - 2007 Fact|date=May 2008
* Nation's President (directly elected) - Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner - December 2007 Fact|date=May 2008

The Bahamas


* Foreign minister - Janet Bostwick - 1994 Fact|date=May 2008
* Governor General of The Bahamas - Dame Ivy Dumont - 2001 Fact|date=May 2008

Barbados


* Governor-General - Dame Nita Barrow - 1990 Fact|date=May 2008

Belize


* Governor General of Belize - Dame Minita Gordon - 1981 Fact|date=May 2008
* Mayor of Belize City - Zenaida Moya 2006 Fact|date=May 2008
* Foreign minister - Lisa Shoman - 2007 Fact|date=May 2008
* President of Senate - Andrea Gill - 2008 Fact|date=May 2008

Bolivia


* President - Lidia Gueiler Tejada (acting) - 1979 Fact|date=May 2008
* Interior minister - Alicia Muñoz Alá - 2006 Fact|date=May 2008

Brazil


*Senator - Isabel, Princess Imperial - 1871 Fact|date=May 2008
*Federal Deputy - Carlota Pereira de Queirós - 1934 Fact|date=May 2008
*State Governor - Iolanda Fleming - 1986 Fact|date=May 2008
*Minister of Economy - Zélia Cardoso de Melo - 1990 Fact|date=May 2008

Canada


* Monarch - Victoria - 1867 Fact|date=May 2008
* City councillor and first woman elected to any political office in Canada - Hannah Gale - 1917 Fact|date=May 2008
* Member of a provincial legislature - Louise McKinney (Alberta) - 1917 (first female legislator in the British Empire) Fact|date=May 2008
* Member of Parliament - Agnes Macphail - 1921 Fact|date=May 2008
* Senator - Cairine Wilson - 1930 Fact|date=May 2008
* Mayor - Barbara Hanley, Webbwood, Ontario - 1936 Fact|date=May 2008
* Mayor of a city - Charlotte Whitton, Ottawa, Ontario - 1951 Fact|date=May 2008
* Leader of a political party at the provincial level - Thérèse Casgrain (Quebec CCF) - 1951 Fact|date=May 2008
* Cabinet minister - Ellen Fairclough - 1958 Fact|date=May 2008
* Candidate for the leadership of a federal political party - Mary Walker-Sawka - 1967 Fact|date=May 2008
* Speaker of the Canadian Senate - Muriel McQueen Fergusson - 1972 Fact|date=May 2008
* Lieutenant Governor of a province (Ontario) - Pauline McGibbon - 1974 Fact|date=May 2008
* Leader of a political party which won an election - Hilda Watson - 1978 Watson led the Yukon Progressive Conservative Party into the territory's first-ever partisan legislative election; although her party won the election, Watson failed to win her own seat and thus did not become government leader.] Fact|date=May 2008
* Secretary of State for External Affairs - Flora MacDonald - 1979 Fact|date=May 2008
* Speaker of the House - Jeanne Sauvé - 1980 Fact|date=May 2008
* Leader of a political party with seats in a provincial legislature - Alexa McDonough (Nova Scotia New Democratic Party) - 1980 Fact|date=May 2008
* Puisne justice of the Supreme Court of Canada - Bertha Wilson - 1982 Fact|date=May 2008
* Governor General - Jeanne Sauvé - 1984 Fact|date=May 2008
* Leader of a political party at the federal level - Kathryn Cholette (Green) - 1988 Fact|date=May 2008
* Leader of a political party with representation in the House of Commons - Audrey McLaughlin (NDP) - 1989 Fact|date=May 2008
* Premier of a province - Rita Johnston (BC) - 1991 Johnston became premier by winning the leadership of the governing party, but lost the subsequent election. Callbeck was the first female premier to win the office via her party winning a general election.] Fact|date=May 2008
* Premier of a territory - Nellie Cournoyea (NWT) - 1991 Fact|date=May 2008
* Prime Minister - Kim Campbell - 1993 [Kim Campbell as Prime Minister of Canada [http://pm.gc.ca/eng/bio_former.asp?id=56] ] Fact|date=May 2008
* Leader of the Government in the Senate - Joyce Fairbairn - 1993 Fact|date=May 2008
* Premier of a province in a general election - Catherine Callbeck (PEI) - 1993 Fact|date=May 2008
* Deputy Prime Minister of Canada - Sheila Copps - 1993 Fact|date=May 2008
* Chief Justice of the Supreme Court - Beverley McLachlin - 2000 Fact|date=May 2008
* Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons - Deborah Grey - 2000 Fact|date=May 2008
* Leader of the Opposition in the Senate - Céline Hervieux-Payette - 2007 Fact|date=May 2008

Ontario


* Federal Member of Parliament - Agnes Macphail - 1921 Fact|date=July 2008
* Member of Provincial Parliament - Agnes Macphail and Rae Luckock - 1943 Fact|date=July 2008
* Lieutenant Governor of Ontario - Pauline McGibbon - 1974 Fact|date=July 2008
* Deputy Premier - Bette Stephenson - 1985 Fact|date=July 2008
* Mayor of Toronto - June Rowlands - 1991-1994 Fact|date=July 2008
* Leader of a political party - Lyn McLeod - 1992 Fact|date=July 2008
* Leader of the Opposition - Lyn McLeod - 1992 Fact|date=July 2008

Manitoba


* Member of the Legislative Assembly - Edith Rogers - 1920
* Federal Member of Parliament - Margaret Konantz (Rogers' daughter) - 1963 Fact|date=July 2008
* Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba - Pearl McGonigal - 1981 Fact|date=July 2008
* Leader of a political party - Sharon Carstairs - 1984 Fact|date=July 2008
* Leader of the Opposition - Sharon Carstairs - 1988 Fact|date=July 2008
* Mayor of Winnipeg - Susan Thompson - 1992-1998 Fact|date=July 2008

askatchewan


* Member of the Legislative Assembly - Sarah Ramsland - 1919 Fact|date=July 2008
* Federal Member of Parliament - Dorise Nielsen - 1940 Fact|date=July 2008
* Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan - Sylvia Fedoruk - 1988 Fact|date=July 2008
* Leader of a political party - Lynda Haverstock - 1989 Fact|date=July 2008

New Brunswick


* Federal Member of Parliament - Margaret Rideout - 1964 Fact|date=July 2008
* Member of the Legislative Assembly - Brenda Robertson - 1967 Fact|date=July 2008
* Cabinet minister - Brenda Robertson - 1970 Fact|date=July 2008
* Leader of a political party - Elizabeth Weir and Barbara Baird - both 1989 Fact|date=July 2008
* Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick - Margaret McCain - 1994 Fact|date=July 2008

Quebec


* Leader of a political party - Thérèse Casgrain - 1951 Fact|date=July 2008
* Member of the National Assembly - Marie-Claire Kirkland - 1961 Fact|date=July 2008
* Federal Member of Parliament - Monique Bégin, Albanie Morin and Jeanne Sauvé - 1972 Fact|date=July 2008
* Lieutenant Governor of Quebec - Lise Thibault - 1997 Fact|date=July 2008
* Leader of the Opposition - Monique Gagnon-Tremblay - 1998 Fact|date=July 2008
* Speaker of the National Assembly - Louise Harel - 2002 Fact|date=July 2008
* Mayor of Quebec City - Andrée Boucher - 2005 Fact|date=July 2008
* Leader of a political party with representation in the legislature - Pauline Marois - 2007 Fact|date=July 2008

Alberta


* Member of the Legislative Assembly - Louise McKinney and Roberta MacAdams - 1917 Fact|date=July 2008
* Federal Member of Parliament - Cora Taylor Casselman - 1941 Fact|date=July 2008
* Mayor of Edmonton - Janice Rhea Reimer - 1989 Fact|date=July 2008
* Leader of a political party - Pam Barrett - 1996 Fact|date=July 2008
* Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly - Nancy MacBeth - 1998 Fact|date=July 2008
* Lieutenant Governor of Alberta - Lois Hole - 2000 Fact|date=July 2008

Nova Scotia


* Member of the Legislative Assembly - Gladys Porter - 1960 Fact|date=July 2008
* Federal Member of Parliament - Coline Campbell - 1974 Fact|date=July 2008
* Leader of a political party - Alexa McDonough - 1980 Fact|date=July 2008
* Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia - Myra Freeman - 2000 Fact|date=July 2008

British Columbia


* Member of the Legislative Assembly - Mary Ellen Smith - 1918 Fact|date=July 2008
* Cabinet minister - Mary Ellen Smith - 1921 Fact|date=July 2008
* Speaker of the Legislative Assembly - Mary Ellen Smith - 1928 Fact|date=July 2008
* Federal Member of Parliament - Pauline Jewett - 1963 Fact|date=July 2008
* Leader of a political party - Rita Johnston - 1991 Fact|date=July 2008
* Premier - Rita Johnston - 1991 Fact|date=July 2008
* Leader of the Opposition - Joy MacPhail - 2001 Fact|date=July 2008
* Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia - Iona Campagnolo - 2001 Fact|date=July 2008

Prince Edward Island


* Candidate for the Legislative Assembly - Hilda Ramsay - 1951 Fact|date=July 2008
* Federal Member of Parliament - Margaret Mary Macdonald - 1961 Fact|date=July 2008
* Member of the Legislative Assembly - Jean Canfield - 1970 Fact|date=July 2008
* Cabinet minister - Jean Canfield - 1972 Fact|date=July 2008
* Leader of a political party - Pat Mella - 1990 Fact|date=July 2008
* Premier - Catherine Callbeck - 1993 Fact|date=July 2008
* Lieutenant Governor - Barbara Oliver Hagerman - 2006 Fact|date=July 2008

Newfoundland and Labrador


* Member of the Legislative Council of Newfoundland (pre-Confederation) - Helena Squires - 1930 Fact|date=July 2008
* Member of the House of Assembly - Hazel McIsaac - 1975 Fact|date=July 2008
* Cabinet ministers - Lynn Verge and Hazel Newhook - 1979 Fact|date=July 2008
* Federal Member of Parliament - Jean Payne and Bonnie Hickey - 1993 Fact|date=July 2008
* Leader of a political party - Lynn Verge - 1995 Fact|date=July 2008

Yukon


* Federal Member of Parliament - Martha Black - 1935 Fact|date=July 2008
* Member of the Legislative Assembly - G. Jean Gordon - 1967 Fact|date=July 2008
* Leader of a political party - Hilda Watson - 1978 Fact|date=July 2008
* Commissioner - Ione Christensen - 1979 Fact|date=July 2008
* Premier - Pat Duncan - 2000 Fact|date=July 2008

Northwest Territories


* Member of the Legislative Assembly - Lena Pedersen (Pederson) - 1970 Fact|date=July 2008
* Federal Member of Parliament - Ethel Blondin-Andrew - 1988 Fact|date=July 2008
* Premier - Nellie Cournoyea - 1991 Fact|date=July 2008
* Commissioner - Helen Maksagak - 1995 Fact|date=July 2008

Nunavut


* Federal Member of Parliament - Nancy Karetak-Lindell - 1999 Fact|date=July 2008
* Member of the Legislative Assembly - Manitok Thompson - 1999 Fact|date=July 2008
* Commissioner - Helen Maksagak - 1999 Fact|date=July 2008

Chile


* Mayor of Santiago - Graciela Contreras - 1935 Fact|date=May 2008
* Minister of Justice (first State Minister) - Adriana Olguín - 1946 Fact|date=May 2008
* Deputy - Inés Enríquez - 1950 Fact|date=May 2008
* Senator - María de la Cruz - 1953 Fact|date=May 2008
* Minister of Foreign Relations - Soledad Alvear - March 2000 Fact|date=May 2008
* Minister of Defense - Michelle Bachelet - March 2002 Fact|date=May 2008
* President of the Chamber of Deputies - Adriana Muñoz - March 2002 Fact|date=May 2008
* Intendant of the Santiago Metropolitan Region - Ximena Rincón - February 2005 Fact|date=May 2008
* President of the Republic of Chile - Michelle Bachelet - March 2006 Fact|date=May 2008

Colombia


*Governor of Cauca (first governor, nominated by President) - Josefina Valencia de Hubach - 1955 Fact|date=May 2008
*Minister of Education (first cabinet post) - Josefina Valencia de Hubach - 1956 Fact|date=May 2008
*Senator - Esmeralda Arboleda - 1958 Fact|date=May 2008
*Presidential candidate - María Eugenia Rojas - 1974 Fact|date=May 2008
* Minister of Foreign Affairs - Noemi Sanin Posada de Rubio - 1991 Fact|date=May 2008
*Governor of Quindío (first governor elected) - Belén Sánchez - 1992 Fact|date=May 2008
*Minister with presidential functions (acting President) - María Emma Mejía - 1998 Fact|date=May 2008
*President of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia - Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez - 1999 Fact|date=May 2008
* Minister of Defense - Martha Lucía Ramírez de Rincón - August 2002 Fact|date=May 2008
*President of the Senate of Colombia - Claudia Blum de Barbieri - July 2005 Fact|date=May 2008

Costa Rica


*Interior minister - Janina del Vecchio Ugalde - 2008 Fact|date=May 2008

Dominica


* Prime Minister - Dame Eugenia Charles - 1980 Fact|date=May 2008
* Foreign minister - Dame Eugenia Charles - 1980 Fact|date=May 2008
* Defence minister - Dame Eugenia Charles - 1985 Fact|date=May 2008

Ecuador


* President - Rosalía Arteaga - 1997 Fact|date=May 2008
* Foreign minister - Nina Pacari Vega - 2003 Fact|date=May 2008
* Defence minister - Guadalupe Larriva González - 2007 Fact|date=May 2008

El Salvador


* Minister of Foreign Affairs - María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila - 1999 Fact|date=July 2008
* Vice President - Ana Vilma de Escobar - 2004 Fact|date=July 2008
* Mayor of San Salvador - Violeta Menjívar - 2005 Fact|date=July 2008

Grenada


* President of the Senate - Margaret Neckles - 1990 Fact|date=July 2008
* Speaker of the House of Representatives - Marcelle Peters - 1992 Fact|date=July 2008

Guatemala


* Minister of Foreign Affairs - Marithza Ruiz de Vielman - 1994 Fact|date=July 2008
* Interior minister - Adela Camacho de Torrebiarte - 2007 Fact|date=July 2008

Guyana


* President of House of Assembly - Lola Willems - 1973 Fact|date=July 2008
* President - Janet Jagan - 1997 Fact|date=July 2008
* Prime Minister - Janet Jagan - 1997 Fact|date=July 2008
* Minister of Foreign Affairs - Carolyn Rodrigues - 2008 Fact|date=July 2008

Haiti


* President of Haiti - Ertha Pascal-Trouillot - 1990 Fact|date=July 2008
* Foreign minister- Claudette Werleigh - 1993 Fact|date=July 2008
* Prime Minister of Haiti - Claudette Werleigh - 1995 Fact|date=July 2008

Jamaica


* Prime Minister - Portia Simpson-Miller - 2006 Fact|date=July 2008

Mexico

Local and municipal elected offices

*Mayor: Norma Villareal de Zambrano: 1967 Fact|date=July 2008

tate elected offices

Colima


* State governor - Griselda Álvarez, Colima - 1979 Fact|date=July 2008

Tlaxcala


* Governor of Tlaxcala - Beatriz Paredes - 1987 Fact|date=July 2008

Yucatan


* Governor of Yucatan - Dulce María Sauri Riancho - 1991 Fact|date=July 2008
* (First elected) Governor of Yucatán - Ivonne Ortega - 2007 Fact|date=July 2008

Zacatecas


* Governor of Zacatecas - Amalia García - 2004 Fact|date=July 2008

Federal District


* Head of Government of the Federal District - Rosario Robles - 1999 Fact|date=July 2008

National offices


* Member of the Chamber of Deputies - Elvia Carrillo Puerto - 1922 Fact|date=July 2008
* Secretary of Tourism and first female Secretary of state - Rosa Luz Alegría - 1980 Fact|date=July 2008
* Secretary of Foreign Affairs - Rosario Green - 1998 Fact|date=July 2008
* Secretary of Social Development - Josefina Vázquez Mota - 2000 Fact|date=July 2008
* Secretary of Education - Josefina Vázquez Mota - 2006 Fact|date=July 2008
* Secretary of Energy - Georgina Kessel - 2006 Fact|date=July 2008

Nicaragua


* President - Violeta Chamorro - 1990 Fact|date=July 2008
* Interior minister - Ana Isabel Morales Mazún - 2007 Fact|date=July 2008

Panama


* President - Mireya Moscoso - 1999 Fact|date=July 2008
* Interior minister - Olga Gólcher - 2006 Fact|date=July 2008
* Interior minister - Mariela Sagel - 1998-1999
* Housing minister - Balbina Herrera - 2004-2008

Paraguay


* Minister of Foreign Affairs - Leila Rachid de Cowles - 2003 Fact|date=July 2008

Peru


* Senator of the Republic - Irene Silva de Santolalla - 1956 Fact|date=July 2008
* Deputy of the Republic - Matilde Pérez Palacio - 1956 Fact|date=July 2008
* Mayor of Lima - Anita Fernandini de Naranjo - 1963 Fact|date=July 2008
* Minister of Education - Mercedes Cabanillas - 1987 (first woman ever in the Council of Ministers) Fact|date=July 2008
* President of Congress - Martha Chávez - 1995 Fact|date=July 2008
* Prime Minister - Beatriz Merino - 2003 Fact|date=July 2008
* Minister of Health - Pilar Mazzetti - 2004 Fact|date=July 2008
* Ombudswoman of the Republic - Beatriz Merino - 2005 Fact|date=July 2008
* Minister of Interior - Pilar Mazzetti - 2006 Fact|date=July 2008
* Minister of Justice - María Zavala - 2006 Fact|date=July 2008
* Minister of Foreign Commerce and Tourism - Mercedes Aráoz - 2006 Fact|date=July 2008
* Minister of Transportation and Communications - Verónica Zavala - 2006 Fact|date=July 2008
* Minister of Work and Employment - Susana Pinilla - 2006 Fact|date=July 2008
* President (acting) - Lourdes Mendoza - 2007 (Alan García went to Ecuador, so she stayed in charge of the Presidency for one day) Fact|date=July 2008

Puerto Rico


* Governor - Sila María Calderón - 2000 Fact|date=July 2008

Saint Lucia


* Governor-General - Dame Pearlette Louisy - 1997 Fact|date=July 2008

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines


* Governor-General - Monica Dacon (acting) - 2002 Fact|date=July 2008

Suriname


* Foreign minister - Marie Levens - 2000 Fact|date=July 2008

Trinidad and Tobago


* Foreign minister - Paula Gopee-Scoon - 2007 Fact|date=July 2008

United States

Local and municipal elected offices


*Mayor: Susanna M. Salter: 1887 Fact|date=May 2008

tate elected offices


*State House of Representatives: Carrie C. Holly, Clara Cressingham, and Frances Klock: 1894 Fact|date=May 2008
*State Senator: Martha Hughes Cannon: 1896 Fact|date=May 2008
*Associate Justice of a State Supreme Court: Florence Ellinwood Allen: 1922 Fact|date=May 2008
*Governor: Nellie Tayloe Ross: 1925 Fact|date=May 2008
*Speaker of a State House of Representatives: Minnie Davenport Craig :1933 Fact|date=May 2008
*Lieutenant Governor: Consuelo Northrop Bailey: 1955 Fact|date=May 2008
*Chief Justice of a State Supreme Court: Lorna Elizabeth Lockwood: 1965 [Lockwood was elected in 1960 to the Arizona Supreme Court, and her colleagues elected her Chief Justice in 1965. [http://womenslegalhistory.stanford.edu/papers/LockwoodL_Solano01.pdf Lorna Lockwood: Lawyer, Legislator, Leader, pp. 1 and 12] Susie Sharp is believed to be the first woman elected Chief Justice of a state supreme court in a state where that office is elected by the people as a post separate from Associate Justice.]
*State Senate Majority Leader: Sandra Day O'Connor: 1973 Fact|date=May 2008

National offices

Elected


*United States House of Representatives: Jeanette Rankin: 1917 Fact|date=May 2008
*United States Senator: Hattie Wyatt Caraway: 1931 Fact|date=May 2008
*Speaker of the House of Representatives: Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi: 2007 Fact|date=May 2008

National caucus or political party


*Chairperson of the Democratic Party National Committee: Jean Westwood : 1972 Fact|date=May 2008
*Chairperson of the Republican Party National Committe: Mary Louise Smith: 1974 Fact|date=May 2008
*House of Representatives Party Whip: Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi: 2002 Fact|date=May 2008
*Party Leader of the House of Representatives: Nancy Pelosi: 2005 Fact|date=May 2008
*Chief Deputy Whip of the United States Senate: Barbara Boxer: 2007 Fact|date=May 2008

Appointed


*U.S. Senator: Rebecca Latimer Felton (1922) Fact|date=May 2008
*Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins (1933) (first woman to be appointed to the Cabinet) Fact|date=May 2008
*United States court of appeals judge: Florence Ellinwood Allen (1934) Fact|date=May 2008
*Treasurer of the United States Georgia Neese Clark (1949) Fact|date=May 2008
*Ambassador: Eugenie Anderson (1949) Fact|date=May 2008
*Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare: Oveta Culp Hobby (1953) Fact|date=May 2008
*United States court of appeals chief judge: Florence Ellinwood Allen (1959) Fact|date=May 2008
*Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Carla Anderson Hills (1975) Fact|date=May 2008
*Secretary of Commerce: Juanita M. Kreps (1977) Fact|date=May 2008
*Secretary of Health and Human Services: Patricia Roberts Harris (1979) Fact|date=May 2008
*Secretary of Education: Shirley Hufstedler (1979) Fact|date=May 2008
*Ambassador to the United Nations: Jeane Kirkpatrick (1981) Fact|date=May 2008
*Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States: Sandra Day O'Connor: (1981) Fact|date=May 2008
*Secretary of Transportation: Elizabeth Dole: (1983) Fact|date=May 2008
*Attorney General: Janet Reno: (1993) Fact|date=May 2008
*Secretary of the Air Force: Sheila Widnall (1993) Fact|date=May 2008
*Secretary of State: Madeleine Albright (1997) Fact|date=May 2008
*Secretary of Agriculture: Ann Veneman (2001) Fact|date=May 2008
*Secretary of the Interior: Gale Norton (2001) Fact|date=May 2008
*Secretary of the Navy (acting): Susan Livingstone (2003) Fact|date=May 2008

Uruguay


*Defence minister - Azucena Berrutti - 2005 Fact|date=July 2008
*Interior minister - Daisy Tourné - 2007 Fact|date=July 2008

Venezuela


* Governor - Lolita Aniyar de Castro - 1993 Fact|date=July 2008
* Governor of Zulia - Lolita Aniyar de Castro - 1993 Fact|date=July 2008
* President of the Chamber of Deputies - Ixora Rojas Paz - 1998 Fact|date=July 2008
* Vice President - Adina Bastidas - 2002 Fact|date=July 2008
* President of the National Assembly - Cilia Flores - 2006 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cilia_Flores]

Footnotes and references

ee also

*List of women heads of state
*List of women heads of government
*List of the first LGBT holders of political offices


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