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Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s First Female President And First Impeachment

Born to a Bulgarian father and Brazilian mother in 1947, Dilma Rousseff’s initial foray into politics started in socialism and ended with a mugshot. At 20 years old, she joined a guerilla group to fight back against Brazil’s dictatorial regime. While under that rule, Rousseff was tortured and imprisoned for three years for “subversive behavior”…

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Sirimavo Bandaranaike, The Matriarch Of Sri Lanka

At 44 years of age, Sirimavo Bandaranaike stepped out of her shy housewife persona to campaign for and eventually win her recently deceased husband’s seat as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. For 40 years, she held political dominance as the world’s first female PM, until her death by heart attack on the way home from voting in Sri Lanka’s general election…

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