Latvian President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga is one of the world’s 100 most powerful women, according to the September issue of Forbes Magazine. Vīķe-Freiberga is ranked No. 70.
“On the surface,” according to the U.S.-based business magazine, “Vīķe-Freiberga appears to be an improbable choice to run this fledgling Latvian democracy.”
The segment on the Latvian president provides a short biography and notes that she has worked on improving Latvia’s economy as well as conditions for women and the nation’s Russian-speaking residents.
Topping the list of powerful women is Condoleezza Rice, the U.S. national security adviser to President George Bush.
The article was written by Elizabeth MacDonald and Chana R. Schoenberger.
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