List of female Muslim heads of Government and State

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This is a list of female Muslim heads of State and Government head of Government and State. Some countries do not have a Muslim majority. The list is chronological.

  In Office

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Head of Government or State Country Status In office
(first time)
Benazir Bhutto.jpg Benazir Bhutto  Pakistan Prime Minister of Pakistan 2 December 1988 – 6 August 1990
Khaleda Zia former Prime Minister of Bangladesh cropped.jpg Khaleda Zia  Bangladesh Prime Minister of Bangladesh 20 March 1991 – 30 March 1996
Tansu Çiller 2015 (Cropped).jpg Tansu Çiller  Turkey Prime Minister of Turkey 25 June 1993 – 6 March 1996
Sheikh Hasina in London 2011.jpg Sheikh Hasina  Bangladesh Prime Minister of Bangladesh 23 June 1996 – 15 July 2001
Mame Madior Boye  Senegal Prime Minister of Senegal 3 March 2001 – 4 November 2002
President Megawati Sukarnoputri - Indonesia.jpg Megawati Sukarnoputri  Indonesia President of Indonesia 23 July 2001 – 20 October 2004
Roza Otunbayeva - World Economic Forum on Europe 2011.jpg Roza Otunbayeva  Kyrgyzstan President of Kyrgyzstan 7 April 2010 – 1 December 2011
Atifete Jahjaga  Kosovo President of Kosovo 7 April 2011 – 7 April 2016
Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé  Mali Prime Minister of Mali 3 April 2011 – 22 March 2012
Sibel Siber (cropped).jpg Sibel Siber  Northern Cyprus Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus 13 June 2013 – 2 September 2013
Aminata Toure.jpg Aminata Touré  Senegal Prime Minister of Senegal 3 September 2013 – 8 July 2014
Sheikh Hasina in London 2011.jpg Sheikh Hasina  Bangladesh Prime Minister of Bangladesh January 2014 – incumbent
AmeenahGurib1.jpg Ameenah Gurib  Mauritius President of Mauritius 5 June 2015 – 23 March 2018
Halimah Yacob APEC Women and the Economy Forum 2012.jpg Halimah Yacob  Singapore President of Singapore 14 September 2017 – Incumbent

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