Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago – 60, the seventh person to hold this position. She was sworn in as Prime Minister on May 26, 2010 and is the country’s first female Prime Minister. Leader of the United National Congress, oversees a coalition of five political parties. Since being sworn in on May 26, 2010, the onetime attorney general has laid out ambitious plans to tackle the country’s growing murder rate, boost pensions and slash the number of people living in poverty (currently one-fifth of the population). A former social worker, she’s known for compassion: she has looked after her brother’s two children since he died in a car crash 20 years ago.
FEMALE WORLD LEADERS CURRENTLY IN POWER: Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago.
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- Posted on March 24, 2012.
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