Women in power: How many European countries have female leaders?

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Women in power: How many European countries have female leaders?

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EU leaders pose during a group photo at an EU summit in Brussels, Oct. 21, 2021/Copyright  AP Photo/Olivier Matthys

Magdalena Andersson has become Sweden's first female prime minister. But she is among the minority: there are just five other women leading their countries in the European Union: Finland's Sanna Marin; Estonia's Kaja Kallas; Lithuania's Ingrida Šimonytė; Denmark's Mette Frederiksen and Germany's Angela Merkel.

Merkel has been acting in a caretaker capacity since elections in September, having first become Germany's Chancellor in 2005. The 67-year-old, Europe's longest-serving female leader, is set to be replaced by Olaf Scholz in early December.

Click here to read the full article published by Euronews on 24 November 2021.


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