A curious incident occurred with the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. During the meeting with the Ambassador of Georgia to Lukashenko conveyed his congratulations to the newly elected President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili on his election victory.
He said the alleged Zurabishvili became the first woman to hold that office in the history of all post-Soviet States, writes politeka.net.
“President of the first woman in Georgia, and the former Soviet Union, and it can be a good experience view. The Belarusian society will look closely at your experience,” – said Lukashenko.
That’s just the President of Belarus forgot that Zurabishvili is not the first woman President in the former Soviet Union.
Lukashenko apparently forgot about the experience of the Baltic States. For example, in Latvia in 1999 was first elected President of the Republic woman, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, then repeating its choice in 2003. Since 2009 Lithuania is also headed by a woman President – Dalia grybauskaitė. Not lagging behind its neighbors and Estonia, there in 2016 for the presidency chose Kirsty, Keloland.
Thus, Zurabishvili was not the first woman President in post-Soviet countries.