Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has joined the list of world-renowned women leaders who have led the country for the longest time. Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has surpassed Indira Gandhi of India, Margaret Thatcher of Britain and Chandrika Kumaratunga of Sri Lanka with this feat. According to a recent survey conducted by WikiLeaks, Ms. Hasina has become an icon of women's renaissance.
According to the survey, the record of leading any nation for the longest period is held by Governor-General Dame Pierlet Lucy of St. Lucia, who led his nation from 11 September 1997 to 31 December 2017. Dame Pierlet Lucy was Governor-General of St. Lucia for 20 years and 105 days, but even then he is no more famous in world politics.
Vigdis Finbogadotir of Iceland also held the post of head of state from August 1, 1980 to August 1, 1996, but she was also not famous in world politics. Dominica's Dame Ugen was the country's PM for 14 years and 328 days. Mary McAlis of Ireland held the position of President of the country for 13 years 364 days. Sheikh Hasina took over as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh for the fourth time on January 7, 2019, this year, in which she was the Prime Minister of the country for three consecutive times.