AT A GLANCE

World leaders

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

Leaders ranked

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
    6 terms since 1982
  2. Alexander Lukashenko
    BELARUS
    5 terms since 1994
  3. Hun Sen
    CAMBODIA
    5 terms since 1998

Oldest leadership (consecutive)

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

Oldest leaders

  1. Beji Caid Essebsi
    TUNISIA
    Born 1926
  2. Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber...
    KUWAIT
    Born 1929
  3. Raúl Castro
    CUBA
    Born 1931

Youngest leaders

  1. Kim Jong-Un
    KOREA DPR
    Born 1983
  2. Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani
    QATAR
    Born 1980
  3. Jacinda Erdem
    NEW ZEALAND
    Born 1980

Recently elected and/or appointed leaders

  1. Emmerson Mnangagwa
    ZIMBABWE
    Appointed President, November 2017
  2. Jacinda Erdem
    NEW ZEALAND
    Designated Prime Minister, October 2017
  3. João Lourenço
    ANGOLA
    Appointed President, September 2017

Recently re-elected or retained leaders

  1. Angela Merkel
    GERMANY
    Re-elected Chancellor, September 2017
  2. Erna Solberg
    NORWAY
    Re-elected President, September 2017
  3. Paul Kagame
    RWANDA
    Re-elected President, August 2017

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Afghanistan
PRES CEO
Ashraf
Ghani
b. 1949
IND
Since
2014
Albania
PRES PM
Edi
Rama
b. 1964
IND
Since
2013
Algeria
PRES PM
Abdelaziz
Bouteflika
b. 1937
PS
Since
1999
Andorra
SOV PM
Antoni
Martí
b. 1963
FLN
Since
2011
Angola
PRES
João
Lourenço
b. 1954
DA
Since
2017
Antigua & Barbuda
SOV UK PM
Gaston
Browne
b. 1967
MPLA
Since
2014
Argentina
PRES
Mauricio
Macri
b. 1959
LAB
Since
2015
Armenia
PRES PM
Serzh
Sargsyan
b. 1954
PRO
Since
2008
Australia
SOV UK PM
Malcolm
Turnbull
b. 1954
RPA
Since
2015
Elected
2016
Austria
PRES CLR
Christian
Kern
b. 1966
LPA
Since
2016
Azerbaijan
PRES PM
Ilham
Aliyev
b. 1961
SPÖ
Since
2003
Bahamas
SOV UK GEN PM
Hubert
Minnis
b. 1954
NZP
Since
2017
Bahrain
SOV PM
KING
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
b. 1950
FNM
Since
1999
Bangladesh
PRES PM
Sheikh
Hasina
b. 1947
SOV
Since
1996 2009
Barbados
SOV UK GEN PM
Freundel
Stuart
b. 1951
BPL
Since
2013
Belarus
PRES PM
Alexander
Lukashenko
b. 1954
DLP
Since
1994
Belgium
SOV PM
Charles
Michel
b. 1975
IND
Since
2014
Belize
SOV UK PM
Dean
Barrow
b. 1951
MR
Since
2008
Benin
PRES
Patrice
Talon
b. 1958
UDP
Since
2016
Bhutan
SOV PM*
Tshering
Tobgay
b. 1965
IND
Since
2013
Bolivia
PRES
Evo
Morales
b. 1959
SOV
Since
2006
Bosnia Herzegovina
HR C & 2 PRES
Valentin
Inzko
b. 1949
MAS
Since
2009
Botswana
PRES
Ian
Khama
b. 1953
Since
2008
Brazil
PRES
Michel
Temer
b. 1940
BDP
Appointed
2016
Brunei
SOV PM
Hassanal
Bolkiah
b. 1946
PT
Since
1967
Bulgaria
PRES PM
Boyko
Borisov
b. 1959
GERB
Since
2017
Burkina Faso
PRES PM
Roch M C
Kaboré
b. 1957
NDSV
Since
2015
Burundi
PRES
Pierre
Nkurunziza
b. 1963
MPP
Since
2005
Cambodia
SOV PM
Hun
Sen
b. 1952
CNDD-FDD
Since
1998
Cameroon
PRES PM
Paul
Biya
b. 1933
CPP
Since
1982
Canada
SOV UK GEN PM
Justin
Trudeau
b. 1971
CPDM
Since
2015
Cape Verde
PRES PM
Jorge Carlos
Fonseca
b. 1950
LPC
Since
2011
Central African Republic
PRES PM
Faustin-Archange
Touadéra
b. 1957
MpD
Since
2016
Chad
PRES PM
Idriss
Déby
b. 1952
IND
Since
1990
Chile
PRES
Michelle
Bachelet
b. 1951
MPS
Since
2014
17 DEC
China
GS/PRES PM
Xi
Jinping
b. 1953
PS
Since
2012
Colombia
PRES
Juan Manuel
Santos
b. 1951
CPC
Since
2010
Comoros
PRES
Azali
Assoumani
b. 1959
SPNU
Since
2016
Congo
PRES PM
Denis Sassou
Nguesso
b. 1943
CRC
Since
1979*
Congo DR
PRES PM
Joseph
Kabila
b. 1971
PCT
Since
2001
Costa Rica
PRES
Luis Guillermo
Solís
b. 1958
PPRD
Since
2014
Croatia
PRES PM
Andrej
Plenkovic
b. 1970
PAC
Since
2016
Cuba
FS/PRES
Raúl
Castro
b. 1931
HDZ
Since
2006*
Cyprus
PRES
Nicos
Anastasiades
b. 1946
PCC
Since
2013
Czech Republic
PRES PM
Bohuslav
Sobotka
b. 1971
DISY
Since
2014
Denmark
SOV PM
Lars Løkke
Rasmussen
b. 1964
SPO
Since
2015
Djibouti
PRES PM
Ismaïl Omar
Guelleh
b. 1947
VEN
Since
1999
Dominica
PRES PM
Roosevelt
Skerrit
b. 1972
RPP
Since
2004
Dominican Republic
PRES
Danilo Medina
Sánchez
b. 1951
DLP
Since
2012
East Timor
PRES PM
Francisco
Guterres
b. 1954
DLP
Since
2017
Ecuador
PRES
Rafael
Correa
b. 1963
FRE
Since
2007
Egypt
PRES PM
Abdel
Fattah el-Sisi
b. 1954
PAIS
Since
2014
El Salvador
PRES
Salvador Sánchez
Cerén
b. 1944
IND
Since
2014
Equatorial Guinea
PRES PM
Teodoro O N
Mbasogo
b. 1942
FMLN
Since
1979
Eritrea
PRES
Isaias
Afwerki
b. 1946
PDGE
Since
1991
Estonia
PRES PM
Jüri
Ratas
b. 1978
PFDJ
Since
2016
Ethiopia
PRES PM
Hailemariam
Desalegn
b. 1965
ER
Since
2012
Fiji
PRES PM
Frank
Bainimarama
b. 1954
SEPDM
Since
2014
Finland
PRES PM
Juha
Sipilä
b. 1961
FF
Since
2015
France
PRES PM
Emmanuel
Macron
b. 1954
SK
Since
2012
Gabon
PRES PM
Ali Bongo
Ondimba
b. 1959
PS
Since
2009
Gambia
PRES
Adama
Barrow
b. 1965
GDP
Since
2017
Georgia
PRES PM
Giorgi
Margvelashvili
b. 1969
UDP
Since
2013
Germany
PRES CLR
Angela
Merkel
b. 1954
IND
Since
2005
Ghana
PRES
Nana
Akufo-Addo
b. 1944
CDU
Since
2017
Greece
PRES PM
Alexis
Tsipras
b. 1974
NPP
Since
2015
Grenada
SOV UK GEN PM
Keith
Mitchell
b. 1946
SZA
Since
2013
Guatemala
PRES
Jimmy
Morales
b. 1969
NNP
Since
2016
Guinea
PRES PM
Alpha
Condé
b. 1938
FCN
Since
2010
Guinea-Bissau
PRES PM
José Mário
Vaz
b. 1957
RPG
Since
2014
Guyana
PRES PM
David A.
A. Granger
b. 1945
PAIGC
Since
2015
Haiti
PRES PM
Jovenel
Moïse
b. 1968
PNC
Since
2017
Honduras
PRES
Juan
Hernández
b. 1968
PHTK
Since
2014
26 NOV
Hungary
PRES PM
Viktor
Orbán
b. 1963
PNH
Since
2010
Iceland
PRES PM
Bjarni
Benediktsson
b. 1970
FDZ
Since
2017 (twice)
India
PRES PM
Narendra
Modi
b. 1950
INP
Since
2014
Indonesia
PRES
Joko
Widodo
b. 1961
BJP
Since
2014
Iran
SOV E PRES*
Hassan
Rouhani
b. 1948
PDI-P
Since
2013
Iraq
PRES PM
Haider
al-Abadi
b. 1952
MDP
Since
2014
Ireland
PRES PM
Leo
Varadkar
b. 1979
IDP
Since
2017
Israel
PRES PM
Benjamin
Netanyahu
b. 1949
FG
Since
2009
Italy
PRES PM
Paolo
Gentiloni
b. 1954
LKD
Since
2016
Ivory Coast
PRES PM
Alassane
Ouattara
b. 1942
PD
Since
2010
Jamaica
SOV UK GEN PM
Andrew
Holness
b. 1972
RDR
Since
2016
Japan
SOV PM
Shinzō
Abe
b. 1954
JLP
Since
2012
Jordan
SOV PM
KING
Abdullah II
b. 1962
LDP
Since
1999
Kazakhstan
PRES PM
Nursultan
Nazarbayev
b. 1940
SOV
Since
1991
Kenya
PRES
Uhuru
Kenyatta
b. 1961
NO
Since
2013
2017
Kiribati
PRES
Taneti
Mamau
b. 1960
TNA
Since
2016
Korea DPR
C PM
Kim
Jong-un
b. 1983
TKP
Since
2011
Korea Republic
PRES PM
Moon
Jae-in
b. 1957
WPK
Since
2016
Kosovo
PRES PM
Isa
Mustafa
b. 1951
IND
Since
2014
Kuwait
SOV PM
EMIR
Al-Sabah
b. 1929
LDK
Since
2006
Kyrgyzstan
PRES PM
Sooronbay
Jeenbekov
b. 1958
SOV
Since
2016
Laos
GS/PRES PM
Bounnhang
Vorachith
b. 1938
IND
Since
2016
Latvia
PRES PM
Māris
Kučinskis
b. 1961
LPRP
Since
2016
Lebanon
PRES
Saad
Hariri
b. 1970
LP
Since
2016
Lesotho
SOV PM
Pakalitha
Mosisili
b. 1945
FM
Since
2015
Liberia
PRES
Ellen
Sirleaf
b. 1938
DCL
Since
2006
TBD
Libya
C & PM
Fayez
al-Sarraj
b. 1960
UP
Since
2016
Liechtenstein
SOV HG
Regent
Alois
b. 1968
IND
Since
2004
Lithuania
PRES PM
Dalia
Grybauskaitė
b. 1956
SOV
Since
2009
Luxembourg
SOV PM
Xavier
Bettel
b. 1973
IND
Since
2013
Macedonia
PRES PM
Emil
Dimitriev
b. 1979
DP
Since
2016
Madagascar
PRES PM
Hery
Rajaonarimam-
pianina
b. 1958
VMRO-
DPMNE
Since
2014
Malawi
PRES
Peter
Mutharika
b. 1940
HVM
Since
2014
Malaysia
SOV E PM
Najib
Razak
b. 1953
DPP
Since
2009
Maldives
PRES
Abdulla
Yameen
b. 1959
UMNO
Since
2013
Mali
PRES PM
Ibrahim Boubacar
Keïta
b. 1945
PP
Since
2013
Malta
PRES PM
Joseph
Muscat
b. 1974
RpM
Since
2013
Marshall Islands
PRES
Hilda
Heine
b. 1951
LAB
Since
2016
Mauritania
PRES PM
Mohamed O A
Aziz
b. 1956
IND
Since
2009
Mauritius
PRES PM
Pravind
Jugnauth
b. 1961
UPR
Since
2017
Mexico
PRES
Enrique Peña
Nieto
b. 1966
MSM
Since
2012
Micronesia
PRES
Peter M
Christian
b. 1947
IRP
Since
2015
Moldova
PRES PM
Pavel
Filip
b. 1948
IND
Since
2012
Monaco
SOV MS
PRINCE
Albert II
b. 1958
IND
Since
2005
Mongolia
PRES PM
Khaltmaagiin
Battulga
b. 1963
SOV
Since
2017
Montenegro
PRES PM
Duško
Marković
b. 1958
DP
Since
2016
Morocco
SOV PM
KING
Mohammed VI
b. 1963
DPS
Since
1999
Mozambique
PRES PM
Filipe
Nyusi
b. 1959
n/a
Since
2015
Myanmar
PRES SC
Aung
San Suu Kyi
b. 1945
FLM
Since
2016
Namibia
PRES PM
Hage
Geingob
b. 1941
NLD
Since
2015
Nauru
PRES
Baron
Waqa
b. 1959
SWAPO
Since
2013
Nepal
PRES PM
Pushpa Kamal
Dahal
b. 1948
IND
Since
2016
7 DEC
Netherlands
SOV PM
Mark
Rutte
b. 1967
CPN (M-C)
Since
2010
New Zealand
SOV UK GEN PM
Jacinda
Erdem
b. 1980
LAB
Elected / Designated
2017 CO
Nicaragua
PRES
Daniel
Ortega
b. 1945
NZN
Since
1979*
Niger
PRES PM
Mahamadou
Issoufou
b. 1952
FSLN
Since
2011
Nigeria
PRES
Muhammadu
Buhari
b. 1957
APC
Since
2015
Norway
SOV PM
Erna
Solberg
b. 1961
APC
Since
2013
Oman
SOV PM
Qaboos
bin Said al Said
b. 1940
CON
Appointed
1970
Pakistan
PRES PM
Shahid
Abbasi
b. 1949
SOV
Since
2013
Palau
PRES
Tommy
Remengesau
b. 1956
PML-N
Since
2013
Palestine
PRES PM
Mahmoud
Abbas
b. 1935
IND
Since
2005
Panama
PRES
Juan Carlos
Varela
b. 1963
FTH
Since
2014
Papua New Guinea
SOV UK PM
Peter
O'Neill
b. 1965
PP
Since
2012
Paraguay
PRES
Horacio
Cartes
b. 1956
PNC
Since
2013
Peru
PRES PM
Pedro Pablo
Kuczynski
b. 1962
ANR-PC
Since
2016
Philippines
PRES
Rodrigo
Duterte
b. 1945
PNP
Since
2016
Poland
PRES PM
Beata
Szydło
b. 1956
PLP
Since
2014
Portugal
PRES PM
Marcelo Rebelo
de Sousa
b. 1948
PO
Since
2016
Qatar
SOV PM
EMIR
Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
b. 1980
IND
Since
2013
Romania
PRES PM
Klaus
Iohannis
b. 1959
SOV
Since
2014
Russia
PRES PM
Vladimir
Putin
b. 1952
IND
Since
1999
Elected
2000 2004 2012
Rwanda
PRES PM
Paul
Kagame
b. 1957
UR
Since
2000
Elected
2003 2010 2017
Saint Kitts & Nevis
SOV UK GEN PM
Timothy
Harris
b. 1964
RPF
Since
2015
Saint Lucia
SOV UK GEN PM
Allen
Chastanet
b. 1961
PLP
Since
2016
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
SOV UK GEN PM
Ralph
Gonsalves
b. 1946
UWP
Since
2001
Samoa
HG PM
Tuilaepa A S
Malielegaoi
b. 1945
ULP
Since
1998
San Marino
CR
Marino
Riccardi
b. 1958
HRP
Since
2016
Sao Tome & Principe
PRES PM
Evaristo
Carvalho
b. 1941
PDCS
Since
2016
Saudi Arabia
SOV PM
KING
Salman bin Abdulaziz
b. 1935
ADI
Since
2015
Senegal
PRES PM
Macky
Sall
b. 1961
SOV
Since
2012
Serbia
PRES PM
Aleksandar
Vučić
b. 1970
APR
Since
2014
Seychelles
PRES
Danny
Faure
b. 1962
SNS
Since
2016
Sierra Leone
PRES
Ernest Bai
Koroma
b. 1953
PP
Since
2007
Singapore
PRES PM
Lee Hsien
Loong
b. 1952
APC
Since
2004
Slovakia
PRES PM
Robert
Fico
b. 1964
PAP
Since
2012
Slovenia
PRES PM
Miro
Cerar
b. 1963
SMER-SD
Since
2012
Solomon Islands
SOV UK GEN PM
Manasseh
Sogavare
b. 1955
IND
Since
2014
Somalia
PRES PM
Hassan
Khayre
b. 1960
SCP
Since
2014
South Africa
PRES
Jacob
Zuma
b. 1942
IND
Since
2009
South Sudan
PRES
Salva Kiir
Mayardit
b. 1951
ANC
Since
2011*
Spain
SOV PM
Mariano
Rajoy
b. 1955
SPLM
Since
2011
Sri Lanka
PRES PM
Maithripala
Sirisena
b. 1949
PP
Since
2015
Sudan
PRES
Omar
al-Bashir
b. 1944
UNP
Since
1989
Suriname
PRES
Dési
Bouterse
b. 1945
NCP
Since
2010
Swaziland
SOV PM
KING
Mswati III
b. 1968
NDP
Since
1986
Sweden
SOV PM
Stefan
Löfven
b. 1957
SOV
Since
2014
Switzerland
PRES & 5 FCL
Doris
Leuthard
b. 1963
SAP
Since
2017
Syria
PRES PM
Bashar
al-Assad
b. 1965
FDP
Since
2000
Taiwan aka Republic of China
PRES PM
Tsai
Ing-wen
b. 1956
ASB
Since
2016
Tajikistan
PRES PM
Emomali
Rahmon
b. 1952
DPP
Since
1992
Tanzania
PRES PM
John
Magufuli
b. 1959
PDP
Since
2015
Thailand
SOV PM
Prayut
Chan-o-cha
b. 1954
CCM
Since
2014*
Togo
PRES PM
Faure
Gnassingbé
b. 1966
IND
Since
2005*
Tonga
SOV PM
KING
Tupou VI
b. 1959
UNIR
Since
2012
Trinidad & Tobago
PRES PM
Keith
Rowley
b. 1949
SOV
Since
2015
Tunisia
PRES HG
Beji Caid
Essebsi
b. 1926
CT
Since
2014
Turkey
PRES PM
Recep T
Erdoğan
b. 1954
JDP
Since
2016
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
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
Since
2016
Elected
2017 CO
United States
PRES
Donald
Trump
b. 1946
REP
Since
2017
Elected
2016
Uruguay
PRES
Tabaré
Vázquez
b. 1940
SPU
Since
2015
Uzbekistan
PRES PM
Shavkat
Mirziyoyev
b. 1938
ULDP
Since
1990*
Vanuatu
PRES PM
Charlot
Salwai
b. 1963
NA
Since
2016
Vatican City
SOV E PRES-G
Pope
Francis
b. 1936
SOV
Since
2013
Venezuela
PRES
Nicolás
Maduro
b. 1962
USP
Since
2013
Vietnam
GS PRES PM
Nguyễn Phú
Trọng
b. 1944
CPV
Since
2011
Yemen
PRES PM
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
Since
2017
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This page was first published in October 2017 as a redesigned successor of the original At A Glance: World Leaders page first published in September 2015. Information on this page may change as a result of any inaccuracies identified.

This page uses a modified version of MixItUp from Kunka Labs.

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At A Glance: World nations

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