Vigdis Finnbogadottir

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Noun1.Vigdis Finnbogadottir - former president of Iceland; first woman to be democratically elected head of state (born in 1930)
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Radiova was among 15 current and former female presidents and prime ministers who were presented with the WPL Award during the WPL Global Summit in Reykjavik, Iceland, on November 29.The group included the world's first female elected President, Vigdis Finnbogadottir of Iceland.
A pioneer in women s rights, the country is home to the world s first democratically elected woman head of state, Vigdis Finnbogadottir, and current Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir, who is an openly gay woman.
That glass ceiling was shattered by Vigdis Finnbogadottir, 82, who served four terms as president from 1980 to 1996 and who has been described as the first democratically elected female head of state in the world.
11 IN 1980 former president Vigdis Finnbogadottir became the first woman in the world to become a democratically elected head of state.