11 Women Who Rule the World

The total number shot from 9 to 11 just last week
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2010 11:35 AM CDT
11 Women Who Rule the World
Angela Merkel: Germany’s chancellor is not only the country’s youngest prime minister since World War II—she’s also the first female PM, and she routinely tops Forbes’ "100 Most Powerful Women" list.   (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Two women—Mari Kiviniemi in Finland and Julia Gillard in Australia—became heads of state last week, bringing the total number of female world leaders to 11. Vanity Fair introduces all of them; meet a few in the gallery, or for the complete slideshow, click here.
(More female politicians stories.)

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