AT A GLANCE

World leaders

A few facts on 197 national rulers, heads of state and government leaders

Recently re-elected or retained leaders

  1. Recep Erdoğan
    TURKEY
    Re-elected President, June 2018
  2. Viktor Orbán
    HUNGARY
    Re-elected President, April 2018
  3. Vladimir Putin
    RUSSIA
    Re-elected President, March 2018

Most people governed

  1. Xi Jinping
    CHINA
    Over 1.37 Billion
  2. Narendra Modi
    INDIA
    Over 1.28 Billion
  3. Donald Trump
    UNITED STATES
    Over 0.32 Billion

Most territory governed

  1. Vladimir Putin
    RUSSIA
    Over 17.098M Km2
  2. Justin Trudeau
    CANADA
    Over 9.984M Km2
  3. Xi Jinping
    CHINA
    Over 9.572M Km2

Most elected

  1. Paul Biya
    CAMEROON
    7 terms since 1982
  2. Hun Sen
    CAMBODIA
    6 terms since 1998
  3. Alexander Lukashenko
    BELARUS
    5 terms since 1994

Oldest leadership (consecutive)

  1. Hassanal Bolkiah
    BRUNEI
    Sultan since October 1967
  2. Qaboos bin...al Said
    OMAN
    Sultan since July 1970
  3. Teodoro Obiang Nguema
    EQUATORIAL GUINEA
    President since August 1979

Oldest leaders

  1. Mahathir Mohamad
    MALAYSIA
    Born 1925
  2. Beji Caid Essebsi
    TUNISIA
    Born 1926
  3. Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber...
    KUWAIT
    Born 1929

Youngest leaders

  1. Sebastian Kurz
    AUSTRIA
    Born 1986
  2. Kim Jong-Un
    KOREA DPR
    Born 1983
  3. Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani
    QATAR
    Born 1980

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Key to abbreviations of titles and types of government

CEO Chief Executive Officer
C Chairman
CLR Chancellor
FS First Secretary
GEN Governor General
GS General Secretary
HR High Representative
PRES President
PM Prime Minister
SOV Sovereign ruler
SOV UK Sovereign ruler of United Kingdom
CG Leader of coalition government
MG Leader of minority government

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Number of results below:
197

By Region

Afghanistan
PRES CEO
Ashraf
Ghani
b. 1949
IND
Elected
2014
Albania
PRES PM
Edi
Rama
b. 1964
PS
Since
2013 CG
Algeria
PRES PM
Abdelaziz
Bouteflika
b. 1937
FLN
Since
1999
Andorra
SOV PM
Antoni
Martí
b. 1963
DA
Since
2011
Angola
PRES
João
Lourenço
b. 1954
MPLA
Appointed
2017
Antigua & Barbuda
SOV UK PM
Gaston
Browne
b. 1967
LAB
Elected
2014 2018
Argentina
PRES
Mauricio
Macri
b. 1959
PRO
Since
2015
Armenia
PRES PM
Nikol
Pashinyan
b. 1975
CC
Appointed
2018
Australia
SOV UK PM
Scott
Morrison
b. 1968
LIB
Appointed
2018 CG
2019
Austria
PRES CLR
Sebastian
Kurz
b. 1986
ÖVP
Elected
2017 CG
Azerbaijan
PRES PM
Ilham
Aliyev
b. 1961
NZP
Elected
2003 2008 2013 2018
Bahamas
SOV UK GEN PM
Hubert
Minnis
b. 1954
FNM
Since
2017
Bahrain
SOV PM
KING
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
b. 1950
SOV
Since
1999
Bangladesh
PRES PM
Sheikh
Hasina
b. 1947
AL
Since
1996 2009 CG
DEC
Barbados
SOV UK GEN PM
Mia
Mottley
b. 1965
BLP
Elected
2018
Belarus
PRES PM
Alexander
Lukashenko
b. 1954
IND/BR
Since
1994
Belgium
SOV PM
Charles
Michel
b. 1975
MR
Since
2014 CG
Belize
SOV UK PM
Dean
Barrow
b. 1951
UDP
Since
2008
Benin
PRES
Patrice
Talon
b. 1958
IND
Since
2016
Bhutan
SOV PM*
Lotay
Tshering
b. 1968
IND
Appointed
2018
Bolivia
PRES
Evo
Morales
b. 1959
MAS
Since
2006
Bosnia Herzegovina
HR C & 2 PRES
Valentin
Inzko
b. 1949
IND
Since
2009
Botswana
PRES
Mokgweetsi
Masisi
b. 1961
BDP
Appointed
2018
Brazil
PRES
Michel
Temer
b. 1940
MDB
Appointed
2016
31 DEC
Brunei
SOV PM
Hassanal
Bolkiah
b. 1946
SOV
Since
1967
Bulgaria
PRES PM
Boyko
Borisov
b. 1959
GERB
Elected
2009 MG 2014 CG 2017 CG
Burkina Faso
PRES PM
Roch M C
Kaboré
b. 1957
MPP
Since
2015
Burundi
PRES
Pierre
Nkurunziza
b. 1963
CNDD-FDD
Since
2005
Cambodia
SOV PM
Hun
Sen
b. 1952
CPP
Since
1998 CG
Cameroon
PRES PM
Paul
Biya
b. 1933
CPDM
Designated
1982*
Elected
1984* 1988* 1992 1997 2004 2011 2018
Canada
SOV UK GEN PM
Justin
Trudeau
b. 1971
LPC
Since
2015
Cape Verde
PRES PM
Jorge Carlos
Fonseca
b. 1950
MpD
Since
2011
Central African Republic
PRES PM
Faustin-Archange
Touadéra
b. 1957
IND
Since
2016
Chad
PRES PM
Idriss
Déby
b. 1952
MPS
Since
1990
Chile
PRES
Sebastián
Piñera
b. 1949
IND/RN
Elected
2017
China
GS/PRES PM
Xi
Jinping
b. 1953
CCP
Since
2012
Colombia
PRES
Iván Duque
Márquez
b. 1976
CD
Elected
2018
Comoros
PRES
Azali
Assoumani
b. 1959
CRC
Since
2016
Congo
PRES PM
Denis Sassou
Nguesso
b. 1943
PCT
Since
1979*
Congo DR
PRES PM
Joseph
Kabila
b. 1971
PAC
Since
2001
DEC
Costa Rica
PRES
Carlos
Alvarado
b. 1980
PAC
Since
2018
Croatia
PRES PM
Andrej
Plenkovic
b. 1970
HDZ
Since
2016 CG
Cuba
FS PRES
Raúl
Castro
b. 1931
PCC
Appointed
2006
Cyprus
PRES
Nicos
Anastasiades
b. 1946
DISY
Elected
2013 2018 CG
Czech Republic
PRES PM
Andrej
Babiš
b. 1953
ANO 2011
Elected
2017 MG
Denmark
SOV PM
Lars Løkke
Rasmussen
b. 1964
SPO
Appointed
2009
Elected
2015 CG
Djibouti
PRES PM
Ismaïl Omar
Guelleh
b. 1947
RPP
Appointed
1999
Elected
2003 2008 2013 2018
Dominica
PRES PM
Roosevelt
Skerrit
b. 1972
DLP
Since
2004
Dominican Republic
PRES
Danilo
Medina
b. 1951
PLD
Since
2012 CG
East Timor / Timor-Leste
PRES PM
Francisco
Guterres
b. 1954
FRET.
Since
2017 CG
Ecuador
PRES
Lenín
Moreno
b. 1953
PAIS
Elected
2018
Egypt
PRES PM
Abdel
Fattah el-Sisi
b. 1954
IND
Since
2014 2018
El Salvador
PRES
Salvador Sánchez
Cerén
b. 1944
FMLN
Since
2014
Equatorial Guinea
PRES PM
Teodoro O N
Mbasogo
b. 1942
PDGE
Since
1979
Eritrea
PRES
Isaias
Afwerki
b. 1946
PFDJ
Since
1991
Estonia
PRES PM
Jüri
Ratas
b. 1978
EK
Since
2016 CG
Ethiopia
PRES PM
Abiy Ahmed
Ali
b. 1976
OPDO
Appointed
2018
Fiji
PRES PM
Frank
Bainimarama
b. 1954
FF
Since
2014
Finland
PRES PM
Juha
Sipilä
b. 1961
SK
Since
2015 CG
France
PRES PM
Emmanuel
Macron
b. 1954
PS
Elected
2017 CG
Gabon
PRES PM
Ali Bongo
Ondimba
b. 1959
PDG
Since
2009
Gambia
PRES
Adama
Barrow
b. 1965
UDP
Elected
2017
Georgia
PRES PM
Giorgi
Margvelashvili
b. 1969
IND
Since
2013
DEC
Germany
PRES CLR
Angela
Merkel
b. 1954
CDU
Elected
2005 2009 2013 2017 CG
Ghana
PRES
Nana
Akufo-Addo
b. 1944
NPP
Elected
2017
Greece
PRES PM
Alexis
Tsipras
b. 1974
SZA
Since
2015 CG
Grenada
SOV UK GEN PM
Keith
Mitchell
b. 1946
NNP
Elected
2013 2018
Guatemala
PRES
Jimmy
Morales
b. 1969
FCN
Since
2016
Guinea
PRES PM
Alpha
Condé
b. 1938
RPG
Since
2010
Guinea-Bissau
PRES PM
José Mário
Vaz
b. 1957
PAIGC
Since
2014
Guyana
PRES PM
David A.
A. Granger
b. 1945
PNC
Since
2015 CG
Haiti
PRES PM
Jovenel
Moïse
b. 1968
PHTK
Since
2017
Honduras
PRES
Juan
Hernández
b. 1968
PNH
Elected
2013 2017
Hungary
PRES PM
Viktor
Orbán
b. 1963
FID.
Elected
1998 2010 2014 2018
Iceland
PRES PM
Katrín
Jakobsdóttir
b. 1976
VG
Elected
2017 CG
India
PRES PM
Narendra
Modi
b. 1950
BJP
Since
2014 CG
Indonesia
PRES
Joko
Widodo
b. 1961
PDI-P
Since
2014
Iran
SOV E PRES*
Hassan
Rouhani
b. 1948
MDP
Since
2013
Iraq
PRES PM
Haider
al-Abadi
b. 1952
IDP
Since
2014 CG
12 MAY
Ireland
PRES PM
Leo
Varadkar
b. 1979
FG
Since
2017
Israel
PRES PM
Benjamin
Netanyahu
b. 1949
LKD
Since
2009 CG
Italy
PRES PM
Giuseppe
Conte
b. 1964
IND
Appointed
2018 CG
Ivory Coast
PRES PM
Alassane
Ouattara
b. 1942
RDR
Since
2010
Jamaica
SOV UK GEN PM
Andrew
Holness
b. 1972
JLP
Since
2016
Japan
SOV PM
Shinzō
Abe
b. 1954
LDP
Elected
2006 2012 2014 2017CG
Jordan
SOV PM
KING
Abdullah II
b. 1962
SOV
Since
1999
Kazakhstan
PRES PM
Nursultan
Nazarbayev
b. 1940
NO
Since
1991
Kenya
PRES
Uhuru
Kenyatta
b. 1961
TNA
Elected
2013 2017
Kiribati
PRES
Taneti
Mamau
b. 1960
TKP
Since
2016
Korea DPR
C PM
Kim
Jong-un
b. 1983
WPK
Since
2011
Korea Republic
PRES PM
Moon
Jae-in
b. 1953
DEM
Since
2016
Kosovo
PRES PM
Isa
Mustafa
b. 1951
LDK
Since
2014 CG
Kuwait
SOV PM
EMIR
Al-Sabah
b. 1929
SOV
Since
2006
Kyrgyzstan
PRES PM
Mukhammedkalyi
Abylgaziev
b. 1968
IND
Appointed
2018 CG
Laos
GS/PRES PM
Bounnhang
Vorachith
b. 1938
LPRP
Since
2016
Latvia
PRES PM
Māris
Kučinskis
b. 1961
LP
Since
2016 CG
Lebanon
PRES
Saad
Hariri
b. 1970
FM
Elected
2009 2016 CG 2018 CG
Lesotho
SOV PM
Tom
Thabane
b. 1939
ABC
Since
2017
Liberia
PRES
George
Weah
b. 1966
CDC
Since
2018
Libya
C & PM
Fayez
al-Sarraj
b. 1960
IND
Since
2016
DEC
Liechtenstein
SOV HG
Regent
Alois
b. 1968
SOV
Since
2004
Lithuania
PRES PM
Dalia
Grybauskaitė
b. 1956
IND
Since
2009 CG
Luxembourg
SOV PM
Xavier
Bettel
b. 1973
DP
Since
2013 CG
Macedonia
PRES PM
Zoran
Zaev
b. 1974
SD SM
Since
2017 CG
Madagascar
PRES PM
Hery
Rajaonarimampianina
b. 1958
HVM
Since
2014
NOV / DEC
Malawi
PRES
Peter
Mutharika
b. 1940
DPP
Since
2014
Malaysia
SOV E PM
Mahathir
Mohamad
b. 1925
PH
Elected
2018 CG
Maldives
PRES
Ibrahim
Solih
b. 1964
MDP
Elected
2018
Mali
PRES PM
Ibrahim Boubacar
Keïta
b. 1945
RpM
Elected
2013 2018
Malta
PRES PM
Joseph
Muscat
b. 1974
LAB
Since
2013
Marshall Islands
PRES
Hilda
Heine
b. 1951
IND
Since
2016
Mauritania
PRES PM
Mohamed O A
Aziz
b. 1956
UPR
Since
2009
Mauritius
PRES PM
Pravind
Jugnauth
b. 1961
MSM
Since
2017 CG
Mexico
PRES
Enrique Peña
Nieto
b. 1966
IRP
Elected
2012
1 DEC
Micronesia
PRES
Peter M
Christian
b. 1947
IND
Since
2015
Moldova
PRES PM
Pavel
Filip
b. 1966
PDM
Since
2016 CG
Monaco
SOV MS
PRINCE
Albert II
b. 1958
SOV
Since
2005
Mongolia
PRES PM
Khaltmaagiin
Battulga
b. 1963
DP
Since
2017
Montenegro
PRES PM
Duško
Marković
b. 1958
DPS
Since
2016 CG
Morocco
SOV PM
KING
Mohammed VI
b. 1963
SOV
Since
1999
Mozambique
PRES PM
Filipe
Nyusi
b. 1959
FLM
Since
2015
Myanmar
PRES SC
Aung
San Suu Kyi
b. 1945
NLD
Since
2016
Namibia
PRES PM
Hage
Geingob
b. 1941
SWAPO
Since
2015
Nauru
PRES
Baron
Waqa
b. 1959
NCP
Since
2013
Nepal
PRES PM
Khadga
Oli
b. 1952
NCP
Elected
2018 CG
Netherlands
SOV PM
Mark
Rutte
b. 1967
VVD
Since
2010 CG
New Zealand
SOV UK GEN PM
Jacinda
Ardern
b. 1980
NZLP
Appointed
2017 CG
Nicaragua
PRES
Daniel
Ortega
b. 1945
FSLN
Since
1979*
Niger
PRES PM
Mahamadou
Issoufou
b. 1952
PNDS-T
Since
2011
Nigeria
PRES
Muhammadu
Buhari
b. 1957
APC
Since
2015
Norway
SOV PM
Erna
Solberg
b. 1961
H
Since
2013 CG
Oman
SOV PM
Qaboos
bin Said al Said
b. 1940
SOV
Appointed
1970
Pakistan
PRES PM
Imran
Khan
b. 1952
PTI
Elected
2018
Palau
PRES
Tommy
Remengesau
b. 1956
IND
Since
2013
Palestine
PRES PM
Mahmoud
Abbas
b. 1935
FAT
Since
2005 CG
Panama
PRES
Juan Carlos
Varela
b. 1963
PP
Since
2014 CG
Papua New Guinea
SOV UK PM
Peter
O'Neill
b. 1965
PNC
Since
2012 CG
Paraguay
PRES
Mario Abdo
Benítez
b. 1971
ANR-PC
Elected
2018
Peru
PRES PM
Martín
Vizcarra
b. 1963
IND
Since
2018
Philippines
PRES
Rodrigo
Duterte
b. 1945
PNP
Since
2016
Poland
PRES* PM
Andrzej
Duda
b. 1972
IND
Since
2015 CG
Portugal
PRES* PM
Marcelo Rebelo
de Sousa
b. 1948
PO
Since
2016
Qatar
SOV PM
EMIR
Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
b. 1980
SOV
Since
2013
Romania
PRES PM
Klaus
Iohannis
b. 1959
IND
Since
2014 CG
Russia
PRES PM
Vladimir
Putin
b. 1952
IND
Appointed
1999
Elected
2000 2004 2012 2018
Rwanda
PRES PM
Paul
Kagame
b. 1957
FPR
Appointed
2000
Elected
2003 2010 2017
Saint Kitts & Nevis
SOV UK GEN PM
Timothy
Harris
b. 1964
PLP
Since
2015
Saint Lucia
SOV UK GEN PM
Allen
Chastanet
b. 1961
UWP
Since
2016
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
SOV UK GEN PM
Ralph
Gonsalves
b. 1946
ULP
Since
2001
Samoa
HG PM
Tuilaepa A S
Malielegaoi
b. 1945
HRPP
Since
1998
San Marino
CR
Mirko
Tomassoni
b. 1969
PSD
Since
2018
Sao Tome & Principe
PRES PM
Evaristo
Carvalho
b. 1941
IDA
Since
2016
Saudi Arabia
SOV PM
KING
Salman bin Abdulaziz
b. 1935
SOV
Since
2015
Senegal
PRES PM
Macky
Sall
b. 1961
APR
Since
2012
Serbia
PRES PM
Ana
Brnabić
b. 1975
IND
Since
2017 CG
Seychelles
PRES
Danny
Faure
b. 1962
PL
Since
2016
Sierra Leone
PRES
Julius Maada
Bio
b. 1964
SLPP
Elected
2018
Singapore
PRES PM
Lee Hsien
Loong
b. 1952
PAP
Since
2004
Slovakia
PRES PM
Peter
Pellegrini
b. 1975
SMER-SD
Appointed
2018
Slovenia
PRES PM
Marjan
Šarec
b. 1977
LMŠ
Designated
2018 CG
3 JUN
Solomon Islands
SOV UK GEN PM
Rick
Houenipwela
b. 1958
DEM
Since
2017
Somalia
PRES PM
Hassan
Khayre
b. 1960
IND
Since
2017
South Africa
PRES
Cyril
Ramaphosa
b. 1952
ANC
Appointed
2018
South Sudan
PRES
Salva Kiir
Mayardit
b. 1951
SPLM
Since
2011
Spain
SOV PM
Pedro
Sánchez
b. 1972
PSOE
Appointed
2018
Sri Lanka
PRES PM
Maithripala
Sirisena
b. 1949
UNP
Since
2015
Sudan
PRES
Omar
al-Bashir
b. 1944
NCP
Since
1989
Suriname
PRES
Dési
Bouterse
b. 1945
NDP
Since
2010
Swaziland
SOV PM
KING
Mswati III
b. 1968
SOV
Since
1986
Sweden
SOV PM
Stefan
Löfven
b. 1957
SAP
Since
2014 CG
Switzerland
PRES & 5 FCL
Alain
Berset
b. 1972
SP
Since
2018 CG
Syria
PRES PM
Bashar
al-Assad
b. 1965
ASB
Since
2000
Taiwan (aka Republic of China)
PRES PM
Tsai
Ing-wen
b. 1956
DPP
Since
2016
Tajikistan
PRES PM
Emomali
Rahmon
b. 1952
PDP
Since
1992
Tanzania
PRES PM
John
Magufuli
b. 1959
CCM
Since
2015
Thailand
SOV PM
Prayut
Chan-o-cha
b. 1954
IND
Since
2014* CG
Togo
PRES PM
Faure
Gnassingbé
b. 1966
UNIR
Since
2005*
Tonga
SOV PM
KING
Tupou VI
b. 1959
SOV
Since
2012
Trinidad & Tobago
PRES PM
Keith
Rowley
b. 1949
PNM
Since
2015 CG
Tunisia
PRES HG
Beji Caid
Essebsi
b. 1926
CT
Since
2014
Turkey
PRES PM
Recep
Erdoğan
b. 1954
AKP
Elected
2014 20162018
Turkmenistan
PRES
Gurbanguly
Berdimuhamedow
b. 1957
IND
Since
2006
Tuvalu
SOV UK GEN PM
Enele
Sopoaga
b. 1956
IND
Since
2013
Uganda
PRES PM
Yoweri
Museveni
b. 1944
NRM
Since
1986*
Ukraine
PRES PM
Petro
Poroshenko
b. 1965
PPB
Since
2014 CG
United Arab Emirates
PRES PM
Khalifa
bin Zayed Al Nahyan
b. 1948
SOV
Since
2004
United Kingdom
SOV UK PM
Theresa
May
b. 1956
CON
Appointed
2016
Elected
2017 CG
United States
PRES
Donald
Trump
b. 1946
REP
Elected
2016
Inaugurated
2017
Uruguay
PRES
Tabaré
Vázquez
b. 1940
SPU
Since
2015
Uzbekistan
PRES PM
Shavkat
Mirziyoyev
b. 1957
LDP
Since
2016
Vanuatu
PRES PM
Charlot
Salwai
b. 1963
NA
Since
2016 CG
Vatican City
SOV E PRES-G
Pope
Francis
b. 1936
SOV
Elected
2013
Venezuela
PRES
Nicolás
Maduro
b. 1962
PSUV
Since
2013
Vietnam
GS PRES PM
Nguyễn Phú
Trọng
b. 1944
CPV
Since
2011
Yemen
PRES PM
EXILED
Abdrabbuh M
Hadi
b. 1945
GPC
Since
2012
Zambia
PRES
Edgar
Lungu
b. 1956
PF
Since
2015
Zimbabwe
PRES
Emmerson
Mnangagwa
b. 1942
ZANU-PF
Appointed
2017
Elected
2018
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