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World leaders

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

Most people governed

  1. Xi Jinping
    CHINA
    Over 1.37 Billion
  2. Narendra Modi
    INDIA
    Over 1.28 Billion
  3. Joe Biden
    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 1982
  3. Alexander Lukashenko
    BELARUS
    6 terms since 1994

Table of world leaders
NEW!

Nation Structure Photo Leader Born Party Year began* First elected* Re-elected* Current government* Current majority* Previous majority* Next contest* Details
Afghanistan

PRES˧CEO
Ashraf
Ghani
1949
IND
2014020200000 -/-
Albania

PRES˧PM
Edi
Rama
1964
PS
201300 -/- 000 -/-
Algeria

PRES˧PM
Abdelmadjid
Tebboune
1945
IND
201900 -/- 000 -/-
Andorra

SOV˧PM
Xavier E.
Zamora
1979
DA
201920190 -/- 000 -/-
Angola

PRES
João
Lourenço
1954
MPLA
201700 -/- 000 -/-
Antigua & Barbuda

SOV UK˧PM
Gaston
Browne
1967
LAB
2014201420180000 -/-
Argentina

PRES
Alberto
Fernández
1959
PJ
202020190 -/- 000 -/-
Armenia

PRES˧PM
Nikol
Pashinyan
1975
CC
201820180 -/- 000 -/-
Australia

SOV UK˧PM
Scott
Morrison
1968
LIB
201820190 -/- 000 -/-
Austria

PRES˧CLR
Sebastian
Kurz
1986
ÖVP
20172019*00000*Re-appointed after suspension and re-election in 2019
Azerbaijan

PRES˧PM
Ilham
Aliyev
1961
NZP
20032003; 2008; 2013; 20180 -/- 000 -/-
Bahamas

SOV UK˧GEN˧PM
Hubert
Minnis
1954
FNM
201700 -/- 000 -/-
Bahrain

SOV˧PM
KING
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
1950
N/A
199900 -/- 000 -/-
Bangladesh

PRES˧PM
Sheikh
Hasina
1947
AL
19961996; 2008; 20180Coalition000 -/-
Barbados

SOV UK˧GEN˧PM
Mia
Mottley
1965
BLP
201820180 -/- 000 -/-
Belarus

PRES˧PM
Alexander
Lukashenko
1954
IND/BR
199419942020; 2015; 2010; 2006; 2002 -/- 000 -/-
Belgium

SOV˧PM
Alexander
De Croo
1975
VLD
202000Coalition000Appointed by King Philippe in September 2020
Belize

SOV UK˧PM
Johnny
Briceño
1960
PUP
202000 -/- 000 -/-
Benin

PRES
Patrice
Talon
1958
IND
201600 -/- 000 -/-
Bhutan

SOV˧PM
Lotay
Tshering
1968
IND
201800 -/- 000 -/-
Bolivia

PRES
Luis
Arce
1963
MAS-IPSP
202020200Majority26.300 -/-
Bosnia Herzegovina

HR| C & 2 PRES
Milorad
Dodik
1959
IND
202000 -/- 000 -/-
Botswana

PRES
Mokgweetsi
Masisi
1961
BDP
201800 -/- 000 -/-
Brazil

PRES
Jair
Bolsonaro
1955
PSL
201920180 -/- 000 -/-
Brunei

SOV˧PM
Hassanal
Bolkiah
1946
SOV
196700Absolute monarchy000Also Prime Minister of Brunei
Bulgaria

PRES˧PM
Boyko
Borisov
1959
GERB
2009*20092014; 2017Coalition000 -/-
Burkina Faso

PRES˧PM
Roch
Kaboré
1957
MPP
201500 -/- 000 -/-
Burundi

PRES
Évariste
Ndayishimiye
1963
CNDD-FDD
202020200 -/- 000 -/-
Cambodia

SOV˧PM
Hun
Sen
1952
CPP
199800Coalition000 -/-
Cameroon

PRES˧PM
Paul
Biya
1933
CPDM
198219841988; 1992; 1997; 2004; 2011; 20180000 -/-
Canada

SOV UK˧GEN˧PM
Justin
Trudeau
1971
LPC
201520152019Coalition000 -/-
Cape Verde

PRES˧PM
Jorge Carlos
Fonseca
1950
MpD
201100 -/- 000 -/-
Central African Republic

PRES˧PM
Faustin-Archange
Touadéra
1957
IND
201600 -/- 000 -/-
Chad

PRES˧PM
Idriss
Déby
1952
MPS
199000 -/- 000 -/-
Chile

PRES
Sebastián
Piñera
1949
IND/RN
201700 -/- 000 -/-
China

GS/PRES˧PM
Xi
Jinping
1953
CCP
201200 -/- 000 -/-
Colombia

PRES
Iván Duque
Márquez
1976
CD
201800 -/- 000 -/-
Comoros

PRES
Azali
Assoumani
1959
CRC
199920022016; 2019Coalition000 -/-
Congo

PRES˧PM
Denis
Nguesso
1943
PCT
197900 -/- 000 -/-
Congo DR

PRES˧PM
Félix
Tshisekedi
1963
UDPS
201800 -/- 000 -/-
Costa Rica

PRES
Carlos
Alvarado
1980
PAC
201800 -/- 000 -/-
Croatia

PRES˧PM
Andrej
Plenkovic
1970
HDZ
201600Coalition000 -/-
Cuba

FS˧PRES
Raúl
Castro
1931
PCC
200600 -/- 000 -/-
Cyprus

PRES
Nicos
Anastasiades
1946
DISY
2013201320180000 -/-
Czech Republic

PRES˧PM
Andrej
Babiš
1953
ANO 2011
201700Minority000 -/-
Denmark

SOV˧PM
Mette
Frederiksen
1977
Sd
201920190Minority000 -/-
Djibouti

PRES˧PM
Ismaïl Omar
Guelleh
1947
RPP
199920032008; 2013; 20180000 -/-
Dominica

PRES˧PM
Roosevelt
Skerrit
1972
DLP
200400 -/- 000 -/-
Dominican Republic

PRES
Luis
Abinader
1967
PRM
202000 -/- 000 -/-
East Timor / Timor-Leste

PRES˧PM
Francisco
Guterres
1954
FRET.
201700Coalition000 -/-
Ecuador

PRES
Lenín
Moreno
1953
PAIS
201800 -/- 000 -/-
Egypt

PRES˧PM
Abdel
Fattah el-Sisi
1954
IND
201402018*0000 -/-
El Salvador

PRES
Nayib
Bukele
1981
GANA
201920190 -/- 000 -/-
Equatorial Guinea

PRES˧PM
Teodoro
Mbasogo
1942
PDGE
197900 -/- 000 -/-
Eritrea

PRES
Isaias
Afwerki
1946
PFDJ
199100 -/- 000 -/-
Estonia

PRES˧PM
Kaja
Kallas
1977
ER
202100Coalition000 -/-
Ethiopia

PRES˧PM
Abiy Ahmed
Ali
1976
OPDO
201800 -/- 000 -/-
Fiji

PRES˧PM
Frank
Bainimarama
1954
FF
201400 -/- 000 -/-
Finland

PRES˧PM
Sanna
Marin
1985
SDP
201920190Coalition000 -/-
France

PRES˧PM
Emmanuel
Macron
1954
PS
201720170Coalition000 -/-
Gabon

PRES˧PM
Ali Bongo
Ondimba
1959
PDG
200900 -/- 000 -/-
Gambia

PRES
Adama
Barrow
1965
UDP
201700 -/- 000 -/-
Georgia

PRES˧PM
Giorgi
Gakharia
1975
DG
201900 -/- 000 -/-
Germany

PRES˧CLR
Angela
Merkel
1954
CDU
200520052009; 2013; 2017Coalition000 -/-
Ghana

PRES
Nana
Akufo-Addo
1944
NPP
2017020200000 -/-
Greece

PRES˧PM
Kyriakos
Mitsotakis
1968
ND
201920190Coalition000 -/-
Grenada

SOV UK˧GEN˧PM
Keith
Mitchell
1946
NNP
2013201320180000 -/-
Guatemala

PRES
Alejandro
Giammattei
1956
VAMOS
201920200 -/- 000 -/-
Guinea

PRES˧PM
Alpha
Condé
1938
RPG
201000 -/- 000 -/-
Guinea-Bissau

PRES˧PM
Umaro Sissoco
Embaló
1972
M G15
202020200 -/- 000 -/-
Guyana

PRES˧PM
Irfaan
Ali
1980
PPP/C
202000Coalition000 -/-
Haiti

PRES˧PM
Jovenel
Moïse
1968
PHTK
201700 -/- 000 -/-
Honduras

PRES
Juan
Hernández
1968
PNH
2013201320170000 -/-
Hungary

PRES˧PM
Viktor
Orbán
1963
FID.
199819982010; 2014; 20180000 -/-
Iceland

PRES˧PM
Katrín
Jakobsdóttir
1976
VG
201720170Coalition000 -/-
India

PRES˧PM
Narendra
Modi
1950
BJP
2014201420190000 -/-
Indonesia

PRES
Joko
Widodo
1961
PDI-P
2014201420190000 -/-
Iran

SOV E˧PRES
Ali
Khamenei
1939
IND
198900 -/- 000 -/-
Iraq

PRES˧PM
Mustafa
Al-Kadhimi
TBD
IND
202020200Coalition000 -/-
Ireland

PRES˧PM
Micheál
Martin
1960
FF
20202019*0 -/- 000 -/-
Israel

PRES˧PM
Benjamin
Netanyahu
1949
LKD
200920132015; 2019; 2019*; 2020*Coalition000*Retained without a majority
Italy

PRES˧PM
Mario
Draghi
1947
IND
202100 -/- 000 -/-
Ivory Coast

PRES˧PM
Alassane
Ouattara
1942
RDR
201020102020; 2015Majority 95.3 83.72025 2020 election boycotted by opposition parties resulting in a turnout of 54% and an increased high share of the vote for the incumbent.
Jamaica

SOV UK˧GEN˧PM
Andrew
Holness
1972
JLP
201600 -/- 000 -/-
Japan

SOV˧PM
Yoshihide
Suga
1948
LDP
202000Coalition000 -/-
Jordan

SOV˧PM
KING
Abdullah II
1962
SOV
199900 -/- 000 -/-
Kazakhstan

PRES˧PM
Nursultan
Nazarbayev
1940
NO
199100 -/- 000 -/-
Kenya

PRES
Uhuru
Kenyatta
1961
TNA
2013201320170000 -/-
Kiribati

PRES
Taneti
Maamau
1960
TKP
201600 -/- 000 -/-
Korea DPR

C˧PM
Kim
Jong-un
1983
WPK
201100 -/- 000 -/-
Korea Republic

PRES˧PM
Moon
Jae-in
1953
DEM
201600 -/- 000 -/-
Kosovo

PRES˧PM
Avdullah
Hoti
1968
LDK
202000Coalition000 -/-
Kuwait

SOV˧PM
EMIR
Al-Sabah
1929
SOV
200600 -/- 000 -/-
Kyrgyzstan

PRES˧PM
Sadyr
Japarov
1968
PPP
202100Coalition000 -/-
Laos

GS˧PRES˧PM
Thongloun
Sisoulith
1945
LPRP
202100 -/- 000 -/-
Latvia

PRES˧PM
Arturs Krišjānis
Kariņš
1964
V
201920190Coalition000 -/-
Lebanon

PRES
Hassan
Diab
1959
IND
201900 -/- 000 -/-
Lesotho

SOV˧PM
Moeketsi
Majoro
1961
ABC
202020200 -/- 000 -/-
Liberia

PRES
George
Weah
1966
CDC
201800 -/- 000 -/-
Libya

C &PM
Fayez
al-Sarraj
1960
IND
201600 -/- 000 -/-
Liechtenstein

SOV HG
Regent
Alois
1968
SOV
200400 -/- 000 -/-
Lithuania

PRES˧PM
Gitanas
Nausėda
1964
IND
201920190Coalition000 -/-
Luxembourg

SOV˧PM
Xavier
Bettel
1973
DP
201300Coalition000 -/-
North Macedonia

PRES˧PRES G
Zoran
Zaev
1974
SD SM
202000Coalition000 -/-
Madagascar

PRES˧PM
Andry
Rajoelina
1974
TGV
201920180 -/- 000 -/-
Malawi

PRES
Lazarus
Chakwera
1955
MCP
201420190 -/- 000 -/-
Malaysia

SOV E˧PM
Muhyiddin
Yassin
1947
BERSATU
202020200 -/- 000 -/-
Maldives

PRES
Ibrahim
Solih
1964
MDP
201800 -/- 000 -/-
Mali

PRES˧PM
Bah
Ndaw
TBD
N/A
202000 -/- 000 -/-
Malta

PRES˧PM
Robert
Abela
1977
LAB
202000 -/- 000 -/-
Marshall Islands

PRES
David
Kabua
1951
IND
202000 -/- 000 -/-
Mauritania

PRES˧PM
Mohamed
Ghazouani
1956
UPR
201900 -/- 000 -/-
Mauritius

PRES˧PM
Pravind
Jugnauth
1961
MSM
201700Coalition000 -/-
Mexico

PRES
Andrés
Obrador
1953
MRN
201800 -/- 000 -/-
Micronesia

PRES
David W.
Panuelo
1964
IND
201900 -/- 000 -/-
Moldova

PRES˧PM
Aureliu
Ciocoi
1968
IND
202000Coalition000 Temporary appointment pending the appointment of Natalia Gavrilita
Monaco

SOV˧MS
PRINCE
Albert II
1958
SOV
200500 -/- 000 -/-
Mongolia

PRES˧PM
Khaltmaagiin
Battulga
1963
DP
201700 -/- 000 -/-
Montenegro

PRES˧PM
Zdravko
Krivokapic
1958
IND
202000Coalition000 -/-
Morocco

SOV˧PM
KING
Mohammed VI
1963
SOV
199900 -/- 000 -/-
Mozambique

PRES˧PM
Filipe
Nyusi
1959
FLM
201500 -/- 000 -/-
Myanmar

C˧PRES
Min
Aung Hlaing*
1956
IND
202100 -/- 000 *Assumed role via political coup
Namibia

PRES˧PM
Hage
Geingob
1941
SWAPO
201500 -/- 000 -/-
Nauru

PRES
Lionel
Aingimea
TBC
IND
201900 -/- 000 -/-
Nepal

PRES˧PM
Khadga
Oli
1952
NCP
201800Coalition000 -/-
Netherlands

SOV˧PM
Mark
Rutte
1967
VVD
201000Coalition000 -/-
New Zealand

SOV UK˧GEN˧PM
Jacinda
Ardern
1980
NZLP
201700Coalition000 -/-
Nicaragua

PRES
Daniel
Ortega
1945
FSLN
1979; 200719842011; 20160000 -/-
Niger

PRES˧PM
Mahamadou
Issoufou
1952
PNDS-T
201100 -/- 002021 -/-
Nigeria

PRES
Muhammadu
Buhari
1957
APC
2015201520190000 -/-
Norway

SOV˧PM
Erna
Solberg
1961
H
201300Coalition000 -/-
Oman

SOV PM
Haitham
bin Tariq
1954
SOV
202000 -/- 000 -/-
Pakistan

PRES˧PM
Imran
Khan
1952
PTI
201800 -/- 000 -/-
Palau

PRES
Surangel
Whipps
1968
IND
202100 -/- 000 -/-
Palestine

PRES˧PM
Mahmoud
Abbas
1935
FAT
200500Coalition000 -/-
Panama

PRES
Laurentino
Cortizo
1953
PRD
201900Coalition000 -/-
Papua New Guinea

SOV UK˧PM
James
Marape
1971
PP
201900 -/- 000 -/-
Paraguay

PRES
Mario Abdo
Benítez
1971
ANR-PC
201800 -/- 000 -/-
Peru

PRES˧PM
Francisco
Sagasti
1944
PM
202000 -/- 000 -/-
Philippines

PRES
Rodrigo
Duterte
1945
PNP
201600 -/- 000 -/-
Poland

PRES˧PM
Andrzej
Duda
1972
IND
201520152020Coalition000 -/-
Portugal

PRES˧PM
Antonio
Costa
1961
PO
201500 -/- 000 -/-
Qatar

SOV˧PM
EMIR
Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
1980
SOV
201300 -/- 000 -/-
Romania

PRES˧PM
Klaus
Iohannis
1959
IND
201400Coalition000 -/-
Russia

PRES˧PM
Vladimir
Putin
1952
IND
199920002004; 2012; 20180000 -/-
Rwanda

PRES˧PM
Paul
Kagame
1957
FPR
200020032010; 20170000 -/-
Saint Kitts & Nevis

SOV UK˧GEN˧PM
Timothy
Harris
1964
PLP
201500 -/- 000 -/-
Saint Lucia

SOV UK˧GEN˧PM
Allen
Chastanet
1961
UWP
201600 -/- 000 -/-
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

SOV UK˧GEN˧PM
Ralph
Gonsalves
1946
ULP
200100 -/- 000 -/-
Samoa

HG˧PM
Tuilaepa
Malielegaoi
1945
HRPP
199800 -/- 000 -/-
San Marino

CR
Alessandro
Cardelli
1991
PDCS
202000 -/- 000 -/-
Sao Tome & Principe

PRES˧PM
Evaristo
Carvalho
1941
IDA
201600 -/- 000 -/-
Saudi Arabia

SOV PM
KING
Salman bin Abdulaziz
1935
SOV
201500 -/- 000 -/-
Senegal

PRES˧PM
Macky
Sall
1961
APR
2012020180000 -/-
Serbia

PRES˧PM
Aleksandar
Vučic
1970
IND
201400Coalition000 -/-
Seychelles

PRES
Wavel
Ramkalawan
1961
PL
202000 -/- 000 -/-
Sierra Leone

PRES
Julius Maada
Bio
1964
SLPP
201500 -/- 000 -/-
Singapore

PRES˧PM
Lee Hsien
Loong
1952
PAP
200400 -/- 000 -/-
Slovakia

PRES˧PM
Igor
Matovič
1973
OL'aNO
202000 -/- 000 -/-
Slovenia

PRES˧PM
Janez
Janša
1958
SDS
202000Coalition000 -/-
Solomon Islands

SOV UK˧GEN˧PM
Manasseh
Sogavare
1964
IND
20002006; 2014; 20190 -/- 000 -/-
Somalia

PRES˧PM
Mohamed Hussein
Roble
1963
IND
202000 -/- 000 -/-
South Africa

PRES
Cyril
Ramaphosa
1952
ANC
201820190 -/- 000 -/-
South Sudan

PRES
Salva Kiir
Mayardit
1951
SPLM
201100 -/- 000 -/-
Spain

SOV˧PM
Pedro
Sánchez
1972
PSOE
201820190Coalition000 -/-
Sri Lanka

PRES˧PM
Gotabaya
Rajapaksa
1949
IND
201900 -/- 000 -/-
Sudan

C˧PM
Abdel
al-Burhan
1960
IND
201900 -/- 000 -/-
Suriname

PRES
Chan
Santokhi
1959
VHP
202000 -/- 000 -/-
Swaziland (aka Eswatini)

SOV˧PM
KING
Mswati III
1968
SOV
198600 -/- 000 -/-
Sweden

SOV˧PM
Stefan
Löfven
1959
PPS
201400Coalition000 -/-
Switzerland

PRES & 5 FCL
Guy
Parmelin
1960
SVP
202100Federal Council000 -/-
Syria

PRES˧PM
Bashar
al-Assad
1965
ASB
200000 -/- 000 -/-
Taiwan (aka Republic of China)

PRES˧PM
Tsai
Ing-wen
1956
DPP
201600 -/- 000 -/-
Tajikistan

PRES˧PM
Emomali
Rahmon
1952
PDP
199200 -/- 000 -/-
Tanzania

PRES˧PM
John
Magufuli
1959
CCM
201520152020 Majority 71.418.52025 -/-
Thailand

SOV˧PM
Prayut
Chan-o-cha
1954
IND
201420190 -/- 000 -/-
Togo

PRES˧PM
Faure
Gnassingbé
1966
UNIR
2005020190000 -/-
Tonga

SOV˧PM
KING
Tupou VI
1959
SOV
201200 -/- 000 -/-
Trinidad & Tobago

PRES˧PM
Keith
Rowley
1949
PNM
201500Coalition000 -/-
Tunisia

PRES HG
Kais
Saied
1958
IND
201900 -/- 000 -/-
Turkey

PRES˧PM
Recep
Erdoğan
1954
AKP
201420142016; 20180000 -/-
Turkmenistan

PRES
Gurbanguly
Berdimuhamedow
1957
IND
200600 -/- 000 -/-
Tuvalu

SOV UK˧GEN˧PM
Kausea
Natano
TBC
IND
201900 -/- 000 -/-
Uganda

PRES˧PM
Yoweri
Museveni
1944
NRM
198619962021; 2016; 2011; 2006; 2001 Majority 23.3252026 -/-
Ukraine

PRES˧PM
Denys
Shmyhal
1975
IND
202000Coalition000 -/-
United Arab Emirates

PRES˧PM
Khalifa
bin Zayed Al Nahyan
1948
SOV
200400 -/- 000 -/-
United Kingdom

SOV UK˧PM
Boris
Johnson
1964
CON
201920190 -/- 000 -/-
United States

PRES
Joe
Biden
1942
DEM
202120200 Majority 000 -/-
Uruguay

PRES
Luis
Lacalle Pou
1973
PN
202000 -/- 000 -/-
Uzbekistan

PRES˧PM
Shavkat
Mirziyoyev
1957
LDP
201600 -/- 000 -/-
Vanuatu

PRES˧PM
Bob
Loughman
1961
VP
202020200Coalition000 -/-
Vatican City

SOV E˧PRES-G
Pope
Francis
1936
SOV
201300 -/- 000 -/-
Venezuela

PRES
Nicolás
Maduro
1962
PSUV
201300 -/- 000 -/-
Vietnam

GS˧PRES˧PM
Nguyễn Phú
Trọng
1944
CPV
201100 -/- 000 -/-
Yemen

PRES˧PM
Abdrabbuh M
Hadi
1945
GPC
201200 -/- 000 -/-
Zambia

PRES
Edgar
Lungu
1956
PF
201500 -/- 000 -/-
Zimbabwe

PRES
Emmerson
Mnangagwa
1942
ZANU-PF
201720180 -/- 000 -/-

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World nations