List of the first female holders of political offices in Asia

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Afghanistan[edit]

Democratic Republic of Afghanistan[edit]

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan[edit]

Bahrain[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Bhutan[edit]

Cambodia[edit]

China[edit]

Early Imperial China[edit]

Mid-Imperial China[edit]

People's Republic of China[edit]

East Timor[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

British Hong Kong
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

India[edit]

Central Government[edit]

British Raj[edit]

Dominion and Republic of India[edit]

Andhra Pradesh[edit]

Assam[edit]

Bihar[edit]

Delhi[edit]

Gujarat[edit]

Himachal Pradesh[edit]

Karnataka[edit]

Kerala[edit]

Madhya Pradesh[edit]

Maharashtra[edit]

Orissa[edit]

Punjab[edit]

Rajasthan[edit]

Tamil Nadu[edit]

Uttarakhand[edit]

Uttar Pradesh[edit]

West Bengal[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

Dutch East Indies

Republic of Indonesia

Iran[edit]

Sasanian Empire[edit]

Imperial State[edit]

Islamic Republic[edit]

Iraq[edit]

  • Minister of Municipalities – Naziha al-Dulaimi – 1959 (also first female government minister in the Arab world)

Israel[edit]

Japan[edit]

Jordan[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic[edit]

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic[edit]

Kyrgyz Republic[edit]

Kuwait[edit]

Lebanon[edit]

Macau[edit]

Portuguese Macau[edit]

Special Administration of PRC China[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Maldives[edit]

Mongolia[edit]

Mongolian People's Republic[edit]

Mongolia[edit]

Myanmar[edit]

Burma[edit]

  • Member of Parliament – Khin Kyi – 1947
  • Minister of Social Welfare – Khin Kyi – 1953

Myanmar[edit]

Nepal[edit]

Kingdom[edit]

Republic[edit]

Oman[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Dominion[edit]

Republic[edit]

West Pakistan[edit]

West Pakistan was in existence from 1955 to 1970.

Balochistan[edit]

  • Minister (1976) – Fazila Aliani[23]
  • Minister of Health, Education and Social Welfare (1976) – Fazila Aliani[23]

Punjab[edit]

  • Parliamentary Secretary (1951) – Begum Khudeja G.A. Khan[24]

Sindh[edit]

Palestine[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Commonwealth[edit]

Republic[edit]

Singapore[edit]

South Korea[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

British Ceylon[edit]

Dominion[edit]

Republic[edit]

Syria[edit]

Taiwan[edit]

Tannu Tuva[edit]

Thailand[edit]

Turkmenistan[edit]

Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic (part of the Soviet Union):

Uzbekistan[edit]

Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic[edit]

Republic of Uzbekistan[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

Yemen[edit]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ Dalia Itzik becomes acting president Jerusalem Post, 25 January 2007
  8. ^ "Women In Gulf Politics: A Progress Report". The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. 28 June 2005. 
  9. ^ "Kuwait's woman minister sworn-in". BBC News. 20 June 2005. 
  10. ^ "Kuwait votes for first female MPs". BBC News. 17 May 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2009. 
  11. ^ "Women win parliamentary seats for first time in Kuwait". CNN. 17 May 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2009. 
  12. ^ "Official Portal of Malaysia National Archives". Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
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  15. ^ "Portman College – Tan Sri Dato' Napsiah Omar". Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "Raising the bar – Features – The Star Online". Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "Subang Jaya rep Hannah Yeoh appointed first woman Speaker in Selangor – Nation – The Star Online". Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  18. ^ a b Raana Liaquat Ali Khan Humsafar Retrieved 17 April 2011
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  20. ^ Pakistan Retrieved 17 April 2011
  21. ^ Provincial Assembly of West Pakistan Provincial Assembly of Punjab (PAP) Retrieved 17 April 2011
  22. ^ also see Sir Sikandar Hayat Khan (Punjabi politician)
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  30. ^ ทำเนียบรองประธานคนที่สอง
  31. ^ "Yingluck, Pheu Thai win in a landslide". Bangkok Post. 3 July 2011. 
  32. ^ CNN, [Talking politics with Thailand's PM http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/12/17/ta.abhisit/index.html], 18 December 2008

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