AT A GLANCE

World leaders

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

Leaders ranked

Chronologically by decade of birth

Gender 1920-29 1930-39 1940-49 1950-59 1960-69 1970-79 1980-89
Men
3 9 46 73 45 17 2
Women
1 2 6 2

Chronologically by inception of leadership

Gender 1967-84 1985-99 2000-04 2005-09 2010-14 2015-17
Men
4 18 9 23 75 65
Women
4 2 6

Alphabetically by nation

Afghanistan
PRES CEO
Ashraf
Ghani
b.1949
IND
Elected
2014
Albania
PRES PM
Edi
Rama
b.1964
IND
Elected
2013
Algeria
PRES PM
Abdelaziz
Bouteflika
b.1937
PS
Elected
1999
Andorra
SOV PM
Antoni
Martí
b.1963
FLN
Elected
2011
Angola
PRES
João
Lourenço
b.1954
DA
Elected
2017
Antigua & Barbuda
SOV UK PM
Gaston
Browne
b.1967
MPLA
Elected
2014
Argentina
PRES
Mauricio
Macri
b.1959
LAB
Elected
2015
Armenia
PRES PM
Serzh
Sargsyan
b.1954
PRO
Elected
2008
Australia
SOV UK PM
Malcolm
Turnbull
b.1954
RPA
Elected
2015
Austria
PRES CLR
Christian
Kern
b.1966
LPA
Elected
2016
Azerbaijan
PRES PM
Ilham
Aliyev
b.1961
SPÖ
Elected
2003
Bahamas
SOV UK GEN PM
Hubert
Minnis
b.1954
NZP
Elected
2017
Bahrain
SOV PM
Hamad
bin Isa Al Khalifa
b.1950
FNM
Elected
1999
Bangladesh
PRES PM
Sheikh
Hasina
b.1947
SOV
Elected
1996 2009
Barbados
SOV UK GEN PM
Freundel
Stuart
b.1951
BPL
Elected
2013
Belarus
PRES PM
Alexander
Lukashenko
b.1954
DLP
Elected
1994
Belgium
SOV PM
Charles
Michel
b.1975
IND
Elected
2014
Belize
SOV UK PM
Dean
Barrow
b.1951
MR
Elected
2008
Benin
PRES
Patrice
Talon
b.1958
UDP
Elected
2016
Bhutan
SOV PM*
Tshering
Tobgay
b.1965
IND
Elected
2013
Bolivia
PRES
Evo
Morales
b.1959
SOV
Elected
2006
Bosnia Herzegovina
HR C & 2 PRES
Valentin
Inzko
b.1949
MAS
Elected
2009
Botswana
PRES
Ian
Khama
b.1953
Elected
2008
Brazil Via Coup
PRES
Michel
Temer
b.1940
BDP
Elected
2016
Brunei
SOV PM
Hassanal
Bolkiah
b.1946
PT
Elected
1967
Bulgaria
PRES PM
Ognyan
Gerdzhikov
b.1946
SOV
Elected
2017
Burkina Faso
PRES PM
Roch M C
Kaboré
b.1957
NDSV
Elected
2015
Burundi
PRES
Pierre
Nkurunziza
b.1963
MPP
Elected
2005
Cambodia
SOV PM
Hun
Sen
b.1952
CNDD-FDD
Elected
1998
Cameroon
PRES PM
Paul
Biya
b.1933
CPP
Elected
1982
Canada
SOV UK GEN PM
Justin
Trudeau
b.1971
CPDM
Elected
2015
Cape Verde
PRES PM
Jorge Carlos
Fonseca
b.1950
LPC
Elected
2011
Central African Republic
PRES PM
Faustin-Archange
Touadéra
b.1957
MpD
Elected
2016
Chad
PRES PM
Idriss
Déby
b.1952
IND
Elected
1990
Chile
PRES
Michelle
Bachelet
b.1951
MPS
Elected
2014
China
GS/PRES PM
Xi
Jinping
b.1953
PS
Elected
2012
Colombia
PRES
Juan Manuel
Santos
b.1951
CPC
Elected
2010
Comoros
PRES
Azali
Assoumani
b.1959
SPNU
Elected
2016
Congo
PRES PM
Denis Sassou
Nguesso
b.1943
CRC
Elected
1979*
Congo DR
PRES PM
Joseph
Kabila
b.1971
PCT
Elected
2001
Costa Rica
PRES
Luis Guillermo
Solís
b.1958
PPRD
Elected
2014
Croatia
PRES PM
Andrej
Plenkovic
b.1970
PAC
Elected
2016
Cuba
FS/PRES
Raúl
Castro
b.1931
HDZ
Elected
2006*
Cyprus
PRES
Nicos
Anastasiades
b.1946
PCC
Elected
2013
Czech Republic
PRES PM
Bohuslav
Sobotka
b.1971
DISY
Elected
2014
Denmark
SOV PM
Lars Løkke
Rasmussen
b.1964
SPO
Elected
2015
Djibouti
PRES PM
Ismaïl Omar
Guelleh
b.1947
VEN
Elected
1999
Dominica
PRES PM
Roosevelt
Skerrit
b.1972
RPP
Elected
2004
Dominican Republic
PRES
Danilo Medina
Sánchez
b.1951
DLP
Elected
2012
East Timor
PRES PM
Francisco
Guterres
b.1954
DLP
Elected
2017
Ecuador
PRES
Rafael
Correa
b.1963
FRE
Elected
2007
Egypt
PRES PM
Abdel
Fattah el-Sisi
b.1954
PAIS
Elected
2014
El Salvador
PRES
Salvador Sánchez
Cerén
b.1944
IND
Elected
2014
Equatorial Guinea
PRES PM
Teodoro O N
Mbasogo
b.1942
FMLN
Elected
1979
Eritrea
PRES
Isaias
Afwerki
b.1946
PDGE
Elected
1991
Estonia
PRES PM
Jüri
Ratas
b.1978
PFDJ
Elected
2016
Ethiopia
PRES PM
Hailemariam
Desalegn
b.1965
ER
Elected
2012
Fiji
PRES PM
Frank
Bainimarama
b.1954
SEPDM
Elected
2014
Finland
PRES PM
Juha
Sipilä
b.1961
FF
Elected
2015
France
PRES PM
Emmanuel
Macron
b.1954
SK
Elected
2012
Gabon
PRES PM
Ali Bongo
Ondimba
b.1959
PS
Elected
2009
Gambia
PRES
Adama
Barrow
b.1965
GDP
Elected
2017
Georgia
PRES PM
Giorgi
Margvelashvili
b.1969
UDP
Elected
2013
Germany
PRES CLR
Angela
Merkel
b.1954
IND
Elected
2005
Ghana
PRES
Nana
Akufo-Addo
b.1944
CDU
Elected
2017
Greece
PRES PM
Alexis
Tsipras
b.1974
NPP
Elected
2015
Grenada
SOV UK GEN PM
Keith
Mitchell
b.1946
SZA
Elected
2013
Guatemala
PRES
Jimmy
Morales
b.1969
NNP
Elected
2016
Guinea
PRES PM
Alpha
Condé
b.1938
FCN
Elected
2010
Guinea-Bissau
PRES PM
José Mário
Vaz
b.1957
RPG
Elected
2014
Guyana
PRES PM
David
Granger
b.1945
PAIGC
Elected
2015
Haiti
PRES PM
Jovenel
Moïse
b.1968
PNC
Elected
2017
Honduras
PRES
Juan Orlando
Hernández
b.1968
PHTK
Elected
2014
Hungary
PRES PM
Viktor
Orbán
b.1963
PNH
Elected
2010
Iceland
PRES PM
Bjarni
Benediktsson
b.1970
FDZ
Elected
2017
India
PRES PM
Narendra
Modi
b.1950
INP
Elected
2014
Indonesia
PRES
Joko
Widodo
b.1961
BJP
Elected
2014
Iran
SOV E PRES*
Hassan
Rouhani
b.1948
PDI-P
Elected
2013
Iraq
PRES PM
Haider
al-Abadi
b.1952
MDP
Elected
2014
Ireland
PRES PM
Leo
Varadkar
b.1979
IDP
Elected
2017
Israel
PRES PM
Benjamin
Netanyahu
b.1949
FG
Elected
2009
Italy
PRES PM
Paolo
Gentiloni
b.1954
LKD
Elected
2016
Ivory Coast
PRES PM
Alassane
Ouattara
b.1942
PD
Elected
2010
Jamaica
SOV UK GEN PM
Andrew
Holness
b.1972
RDR
Elected
2016
Japan
SOV PM
Shinzō
Abe
b.1954
JLP
Elected
2012
Jordan
SOV PM
KING
Abdullah II
b.1962
LDP
Elected
1999
Kazakhstan
PRES PM
Nursultan
Nazarbayev
b.1940
SOV
Elected
1991
Kenya
PRES
Uhuru
Kenyatta
b.1961
NO
Elected
2013
Kiribati
PRES
Taneti
Mamau
b.1960
TNA
Elected
2016
Korea DPR
C PM
Kim
Jong-un
b.1983
TKP
Elected
2011
Korea Republic
PRES PM
Moon
Jae-in
b.1957
WPK
Elected
2016
Kosovo
PRES PM
Isa
Mustafa
b.1951
IND
Elected
2014
Kuwait
SOV PM
EMIR
Al-Sabah
b.1929
LDK
Elected
2006
Kyrgyzstan
PRES PM
Sooronbay
Jeenbekov
b.1958
SOV
Elected
2016
Laos
GS/PRES PM
Bounnhang
Vorachith
b.1938
IND
Elected
2016
Latvia
PRES PM
Māris
Kučinskis
b.1961
LPRP
Elected
2016
Lebanon
PRES
Saad
Hariri
b.1970
LP
Elected
2016
Lesotho
SOV PM
Pakalitha
Mosisili
b.1945
FM
Elected
2015
Liberia
PRES
Ellen
Sirleaf
b.1938
DCL
Elected
2006
Libya
C & PM
Fayez
al-Sarraj
b.1960
UP
Elected
2016
Liechtenstein
SOV HG
Regent
Alois
b.1968
IND
Elected
2004
Lithuania
PRES PM
Dalia
Grybauskaitė
b.1956
SOV
Elected
2009
Luxembourg
SOV PM
Xavier
Bettel
b.1973
IND
Elected
2013
Macedonia
PRES PM
Emil
Dimitriev
b.1979
DP
Elected
2016
Madagascar
PRES PM
Hery
Rajaonarimampianina
b.1958
VMRO-DPMNE
Elected
2014
Malawi
PRES
Peter
Mutharika
b.1940
HVM
Elected
2014
Malaysia
SOV E PM
Najib
Razak
b.1953
DPP
Elected
2009
Maldives
PRES
Abdulla
Yameen
b.1959
UMNO
Elected
2013
Mali
PRES PM
Ibrahim Boubacar
Keïta
b.1945
PP
Elected
2013
Malta
PRES PM
Joseph
Muscat
b.1974
RpM
Elected
2013
Marshall Islands
PRES
Hilda
Heine
b.1951
LAB
Elected
2016
Mauritania
PRES PM
Mohamed O A
Aziz
b.1956
IND
Elected
2009
Mauritius
PRES PM
Pravind
Jugnauth
b.1961
UPR
Elected
2017
Mexico
PRES
Enrique Peña
Nieto
b.1966
MSM
Elected
2012
Micronesia
PRES
Peter M
Christian
b.1947
IRP
Elected
2015
Moldova
PRES PM
Pavel
Filip
b.1948
IND
Elected
2012
Monaco
SOV MS
PRINCE
Albert II
b.1958
IND
Elected
2005
Mongolia
PRES PM
Khaltmaagiin
Battulga
b.1963
SOV
Elected
2017
Montenegro
PRES PM
Duško
Marković
b.1958
DP
Elected
2016
Morocco
SOV PM
KING
Mohammed VI
b.1963
DPS
Elected
1999
Mozambique
PRES PM
Filipe
Nyusi
b.1959
n/a
Elected
2015
Myanmar
PRES SC
Aung
San Suu Kyi
b.1945
FLM
Elected
2016
Namibia
PRES PM
Hage
Geingob
b.1941
NLD
Elected
2015
Nauru
PRES
Baron
Waqa
b.1959
SWAPO
Elected
2013
Nepal
PRES PM
Pushpa Kamal
Dahal
b.1948
IND
Elected
2016
Netherlands
SOV PM
Mark
Rutte
b.1967
CPN (M-C)
Elected
2010
New Zealand
SOV UK GEN PM
Bill
English
b.1961
VVD
Elected
2016
Nicaragua
PRES
Daniel
Ortega
b.1945
NZN
Elected
1979*
Niger
PRES PM
Mahamadou
Issoufou
b.1952
FSLN
Elected
2011
Nigeria
PRES
Muhammadu
Buhari
b.1942
APC
Elected
2015
Norway
SOV PM
Erna
Solberg
b.1961
APC
Elected
2013
Oman
SOV PM
Qaboos
bin Said al Said
b.1940
CON
Elected
1970
Pakistan
PRES PM
Shahid
Abbasi
b.1949
SOV
Elected
2013
Palau
PRES
Tommy
Remengesau
b.1956
PML-N
Elected
2013
Palestine
PRES PM
Mahmoud
Abbas
b.1935
IND
Elected
2005
Panama
PRES
Juan Carlos
Varela
b.1963
FTH
Elected
2014
Papua New Guinea
SOV UK PM
Peter
O'Neill
b.1965
PP
Elected
2012
Paraguay
PRES
Horacio
Cartes
b.1956
PNC
Elected
2013
Peru
PRES PM
Pedro Pablo
Kuczynski
b.1962
ANR-PC
Elected
2016
Philippines
PRES
Rodrigo
Duterte
b.1945
PNP
Elected
2016
Poland
PRES PM
Beata
Szydło
b.1956
PLP
Elected
2014
Portugal
PRES PM
Marcelo Rebelo
de Sousa
b.1948
PO
Elected
2016
Qatar
SOV PM
Tamim
bin Hamad Al Thani
b.1980
IND
Elected
2013
Romania
PRES PM
Klaus
Iohannis
b.1959
SOV
Elected
2014
Russia
PRES PM
Vladimir
Putin
b.1952
IND
Elected
1999*
Rwanda
PRES PM
Paul
Kagame
b.1957
UR
Elected
2000
Saint Kitts & Nevis
SOV UK GEN PM
Timothy
Harris
b.1964
RPF
Elected
2015
Saint Lucia
SOV UK GEN PM
Allen
Chastanet
b.1961
PLP
Elected
2016
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
SOV UK GEN PM
Ralph
Gonsalves
b.1946
UWP
Elected
2001
Samoa
HG PM
Tuilaepa A S
Malielegaoi
b.1945
ULP
Elected
1998
San Marino
CR
Marino
Riccardi
b.1958
HRP
Elected
2016
Sao Tome & Principe
PRES PM
Evaristo
Carvalho
b.1941
PDCS
Elected
2016
Saudi Arabia
SOV PM
KING
Salman bin Abdulaziz
b.1935
ADI
Elected
2015
Senegal
PRES PM
Macky
Sall
b.1961
SOV
Elected
2012
Serbia
PRES PM
Aleksandar
Vučić
b.1970
APR
Elected
2014
Seychelles
PRES
Danny
Faure
b.1962
SNS
Elected
2016
Sierra Leone
PRES
Ernest Bai
Koroma
b.1953
PP
Elected
2007
Singapore
PRES PM
Lee Hsien
Loong
b.1952
APC
Elected
2004
Slovakia
PRES PM
Robert
Fico
b.1964
PAP
Elected
2012
Slovenia
PRES PM
Miro
Cerar
b.1963
SMER-SD
Elected
2012
Solomon Islands
SOV UK GEN PM
Manasseh
Sogavare
b.1955
IND
Elected
2014
Somalia
PRES| PM
Hassan
Khayre
b.1960
SCP
Elected
2014
South Africa
PRES
Jacob
Zuma
b.1942
IND
Elected
2009
South Sudan
PRES
Salva Kiir
Mayardit
b.1951
ANC
Elected
2011*
Spain
SOV PM
Mariano
Rajoy
b.1955
SPLM
Elected
2011
Sri Lanka
PRES PM
Maithripala
Sirisena
b.1949
PP
Elected
2015
Sudan
PRES
Omar
al-Bashir
b.1944
UNP
Elected
1989
Suriname
PRES
Dési
Bouterse
b.1945
NCP
Elected
2010
Swaziland
SOV PM
KING
Mswati III
b.1968
NDP
Elected
1986
Sweden
SOV PM
Stefan
Löfven
b.1957
SOV
Elected
2014
Switzerland
PRES & 5 FCL
Doris
Leuthard
b.1963
SAP
Elected
2017
Syria
PRES PM
Bashar
al-Assad
b.1965
FDP
Elected
2000
Taiwan aka Republic of China
PRES PM
Tsai
Ing-wen
b.1956
ASB
Elected
2016
Tajikistan
PRES PM
Emomali
Rahmon
b.1952
DPP
Elected
1992
Tanzania
PRES PM
John
Magufuli
b.1959
PDP
Elected
2015
Thailand
SOV PM
Prayut
Chan-o-cha
b.1954
CCM
Elected
2014*
Togo
PRES PM
Faure
Gnassingbé
b.1966
IND
Elected
2005*
Tonga
SOV PM
KING
Tupou VI
b.1959
UNIR
Elected
2012
Trinidad & Tobago
PRES| PM
Keith
Rowley
b.1949
SOV
Elected
2015
Tunisia
PRES HG
Beji Caid
Essebsi
b.1926
CT
Elected
2014
Turkey
PRES PM
Recep T
Erdoğan
b.1954
JDP
Elected
2016
Turkmenistan
PRES
Gurbanguly
Berdimuhamedow
b.1957
IND
Elected
2006
Tuvalu
SOV UK GEN PM
Enele
Sopoaga
b.1956
IND
Elected
2013
Uganda
PRES PM
Yoweri
Museveni
b.1944
NRM
Elected
1986*
Ukraine
PRES PM
Petro
Poroshenko
b.1965
PPB
Elected
2014
United Arab Emirates
PRES PM
Khalifa
bin Zayed Al Nahyan
b.1948
SOV
Elected
2004
United Kingdom
SOV UK PM
Theresa
May
b.1956
CON
Elected
2016
United States
PRES
Donald
Trump
b.1946
REP
Elected
2017
Uruguay
PRES
Tabaré
Vázquez
b.1940
SPU
Elected
2015
Uzbekistan
PRES PM
Shavkat
Mirziyoyev
b.1938
ULDP
Elected
1990*
Vanuatu
PRES PM
Charlot
Salwai
b.1963
NA
Elected
2016
Vatican City
SOV E PRES-G
Pope
Francis
b.1936
SOV
Elected
2013
Venezuela
PRES
Nicolás
Maduro
b.1962
USP
Elected
2013
Vietnam
GS| PRES PM
Nguyễn Phú
Trọng
b.1944
CPV
Elected
2011
Yemen Exiled
PRES PM
Abdrabbuh M
Hadi
b.1945
GPC
Elected
2012
Zambia
PRES
Edgar
Lungu
b.1956
PF
Elected
2015
Zimbabwe
PRES
Robert
Mugabe
b.1924
ZANU-PF
Elected
1987
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