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  •  Pakistan has *not* elected a woman head of state (1+ / 0-)
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    AuroraDawn

    Pakistan elected a woman head of government (prime minister), not head of state (president). In the United States those functions belong to the same office, so they are easily confused, but most Commonwealth countries, including Pakistan, have a head of state who is not head of government.

    That said, Pakistan has had a female head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, who was Queen of Pakistan from 1952 until 1956, when Pakistan became a republic. But she was not an elected head of state.

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