On this day in 1991, Edith Cresson became the first woman Prime Minister of France

On this day in 1991, Edith Cresson became the first woman Prime Minister of France

Photo: Édith Cresson, 1997 by Christian Lambiotte © European Union, 2024/ CC BY 4.0 DEED


On this day in 1991, socialist politician Edith Cresson was appointed Prime Minister of France. She was the first and only woman to hold the position until Élisabeth Borne’s appointment in 2022. Cresson is now a member of the Council of Women World Leaders, an international network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers, supporting women’s full participation in politics at the highest levels, and future women leaders.


Read more about women’s achievements throughout history here

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