Gone are the days that women were the majority silent in the society. Today, women are competing with men for top positions in the world.

Here is the list of 7 Most Powerful Women in world politics for 2017 :

1. Angela Merkel – Chancellor of Germany

 

Angela Meckel

 

The first on the list is German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. Angela Merkel first came to office in 2005 and in 2017 won the election to continue her administration. She has expanded the country’s economy and reduced the unemployment rate. Angela Merkel is also influential in the European Union and calls the shot.

2. Theresa May – Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

 

Theresa May

 

Theresa May is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. She came into office in 2016 after the resignation of David Cameron, following the fallout of Brexit. She is currently leading the country through the UK’s quest to leave the European Union.

3. Tsai Ing-Wen  – President of the Republic of  Taiwan

 

Tsai Ing-Wen

 

Tsai Ing-Wen is an astute politician and the current president of Taiwan. She is the first women to be voted as president of the country. She has been known to a firm woman and an avid supporter of LBGT.

4. Ivanka Trump – advisor to the President of the United States

Ivanka Trump

 

Ivanka Trump has been able to make a quick transition into politics, which is a mark of a strong woman. She is currently one of the advisors to her father, Donald Trump  and a senior advisor in the White House. She is in charge of most of her father’s public communications.

5. Michelle Bachelet – President of Chile

 

Michelle Bachelet

 

Michelle Bachelet is a politician and currently the president Chile. She was voted into office in 2014. She first served in that position from 2006 to 2010 and was voted out of office. Bachelet remains the first Chilean women to serve as President.

6. Sheikh Hasina Wazed – Prime Minister of Bangladesh

 

Sheikh Hasina Wajed

 

Sheikh Hasina Wazed is a prominent politician and currently serving as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. she has served in that capacity on many occasions. She first served from 1996 to 2001. She lost elections 2001 but returned strongly in 2008 to win the elections.
She has since been serving from 2009 to currently.

7. Federica Mogherini – High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

 

Federica Mogherini

 

The last but one on the list is Federica Mogherini. She is the current High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Since 2014, she has been serving as the Vice President of the European Commission in the Juncker Commission.

 

 

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