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Angela Merkel tops Forbes most-powerful women list, Nirmala Sitharaman ranks 34th

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The Forbes 2019 list of ‘The World's 100 Most Powerful Women' has been topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, followed by President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde in the second spot and Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, ranked third. Also on the list is Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (29). Finance Minister Sitharaman has been ranked as the 34th most powerful woman in the world on Forbes' "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women" list ahead of Queen Elizabeth II, who is on the 40th spot and US President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump, who is on the 42nd spot and Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's Prime Minister.

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