Estonia elects its first female president

Q.  Which country elected its first female president on 3rd Oct 2016?
- Published on 05 Oct 16

a. Liberia
b. Estonia
c. Namibia
d. Slovakia

ANSWER: Estonia
 
Estonia elects its first female presidentKersti Kaljulaid on 3rd Oct 2016 was elected as the President of Estonia by the parliament.
  • With this, she became the first female president in Estonia and won vote 81-0 with 20 members in absentia or abstaining
  • She is the first female president elect and due to take office on 10th Oct 2016 as the fifth president of the country
  • She is the first woman to be President of Estonia since the nation declared independence in 1918 and again in 1991
  • She will also be the youngest elected President at the age of 46
  • She is a biology major with an MBA
  • She has also worked as a project manager, an investment banker and economic adviser
  • Since May 2011, she was a rep of Estonia in the European Court of Auditors

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