Women world leaders: in pictures

The world's 18 female prime ministers and presidents.

Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President, Incumbent since 2007

Australia, Julia Gillard, Prime Minister, 2010

Bangladesh, Hasina Wazed, Prime Minister, 2009

Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, President, 2011

Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, President, 2010

Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister, 2011

Finland, Tarja Halonen, President, 2000

Germany, Angela Merkel, Chancellor, 2005

Iceland, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, Prime Minister, 2009

India, Pratibha Patil, President, 2007

Jamaica, Portia Simpson-Miller, Prime Minister, 2012

Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga, President, 2011

Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President, 2006

Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, President, 2009

Mali, Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé, Prime Minister, 2011

Slovakia, Iveta Radičová, Prime Minister, 2010

Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister, 2011

Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister, 2010

All photos: Getty Images

Alice Gribbin is a Teaching-Writing Fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She was formerly the editorial assistant at the New Statesman.

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Tory Brexiter Daniel Hannan: Leave campaign never promised "radical decline" in immigration

The voters might not agree...

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It was the Leave campaign's pledge to reduce EU immigration that won it the referendum. But Daniel Hannan struck a rather different tone on last night's Newsnight. "It means free movement of labour," the Conservative MEP said of the post-Brexit model he envisaged. An exasperated Evan Davis replied: “I’m sorry we’ve just been through three months of agony on the issue of immigration. The public have been led to believe that what they have voted for is an end to free movement." 

Hannan protested that EU migrants would lose "legal entitlements to live in other countries, to vote in other countries and to claim welfare and to have the same university tuition". But Davis wasn't backing down. "Why didn't you say this in the campaign? Why didn't you say in the campaign that you were wanting a scheme where we have free movement of labour? Come on, that's completely at odds with what the public think they have just voted for." 

Hannan concluded: "We never said there was going to be some radical decline ... we want a measure of control". Your Mole suspects many voters assumed otherwise. If immigration is barely changed, Hannan and others will soon be burned by the very fires they stoked. 

I'm a mole, innit.