AT A GLANCE

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. 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. Mamuka Bakhtadze
    GEORGIA
    Born 1982

Female leaders with most people governed

  1. Sheikh Hasina
    BANGLADESH
    Population of nation governed: 161.7M
  2. Angela Merkel
    GERMANY
    Population of nation governed: 82.2M
  3. Theresa May
    UNITED KINGDOM
    Population of nation governed: 64.1M

Leadership contests and changes in 2019

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Jair Bolsanaro BRAZIL
Inaugurated

Andry Rajoelina MADAGASCAR
Inaugurated

Félix Tshisekedi CONGO DR
Inaugurated
Nayib Bukele
EL SALVADOR
ELECTED

Muhammad Buhari
NIGERIA
Re-ELECTED

Macky Sall SENEGAL
Re-ELECTED
Azali Assoumani COMOROS
Re-ELECTED

Jüri Ratas ESTONIA
Retained*

Zuzana Čaputová
SLOVAKIA
ELECTED

Prayut Chan-o-cha
THAILAND
TBD*

Benjamin Netanyahu ISRAEL
Re-ELECTED

José Vaz GUINEA-BISSAU
Re-ELECTED

Manasseh Sogavare
SOLOMON ISLANDS
ELECTED

Xavier Espot
ANDORRA
Elected

Juha Sipilä
FINLAND
TBD*

Joko Widodo
INDONESIA
TBD

N. MACEDONIA
TBD

Volodymyr Zelensky
UKRAINE
ELECTED

Pedro Sánchez
SPAIN
TBD

Cyril Ramaphosa SOUTH AFRICA
Peter Mutharika MALAWI
Narendra Modi INDIA
TBD PANAMA
TBD LITHUANIA
Charles Michel BELGIUM
Lars Rasmussen DENMARK
Mohamed Aziz MAURITANIA
Nayib Bukele
EL SALVADOR
INAUGURATION

Zuzana Čaputová
SLOVAKIA
INAUGURATION

TBD KAZAKHSTAN
TBD GUATEMALA
TBD ALGERIA
Ashraf Ghani AFGHANISTAN
Mauricio Macri ARGENTINA
Mokgweetsi Masisi BOTSWANA
Filipe Nyusi MOZAMBIQUE
António Costa PORTUGAL
TBD URUGUAY
TBD TUNISIA
Hage Geingob NAMIBIA
Roosevelt Skerrit DOMINICA

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Abbreviations of titles and types of government

ROLE DESCRIPTION
CEO
Chief Executive Officer
CMN
Chairman
CLR
Chancellor
FS
First Secretary
GEN
Governor General
GS
General Secretary
ROLE DESCRIPTION
HR
High Representative
PRES
President
PM
Prime Minister
SOV
Sovereign ruler
SOV UK
Sovereign ruler of United Kingdom
C
Leader of coalition government
M
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
JUL
Albania
PRES PM
Edi
Rama
b. 1964
PS
Since
2013 C
Algeria
PRES PM
Abdelkader
Bensalah
b. 1941
RND
Since
2019
JUL
Andorra
SOV PM
Antoni
Martí
b. 1963
DA
Since
2011
APR
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 C
MAY
Austria
PRES CLR
Sebastian
Kurz
b. 1986
ÖVP
Elected
2017 C
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
Elected
1996 2008 2018 C
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 C
MAY
Belize
SOV UK PM
Dean
Barrow
b. 1951
UDP
Since
2008
Benin
PRES
Patrice
Talon
b. 1958
IND
Since
2016
APR
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
Jair
Bolsonaro
b. 1955
PSL
Elected
2018
Inaugurated
2019
Brunei
SOV PM
Hassanal
Bolkiah
b. 1946
SOV
Since
1967
Bulgaria
PRES PM
Boyko
Borisov
b. 1959
GERB
Elected
2009 MG 2014 C 2017 C
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 C
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
MAR
Congo
PRES PM
Denis Sassou
Nguesso
b. 1943
PCT
Since
1979*
Congo DR
PRES PM
Félix
Tshisekedi
b. 1963
UDPS
Since
2018
Costa Rica
PRES
Carlos
Alvarado
b. 1980
PAC
Since
2018
Croatia
PRES PM
Andrej
Plenkovic
b. 1970
HDZ
Since
2016 C
Cuba
FS PRES
Raúl
Castro
b. 1931
PCC
Appointed
2006
Cyprus
PRES
Nicos
Anastasiades
b. 1946
DISY
Elected
2013 2018 C
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 C
JUN
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 C
East Timor / Timor-Leste
PRES PM
Francisco
Guterres
b. 1954
FRET.
Since
2017 C
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
MAY
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 C
MAR
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 C
APR
France
PRES PM
Emmanuel
Macron
b. 1954
PS
Elected
2017 C
Gabon
PRES PM
Ali Bongo
Ondimba
b. 1959
PDG
Since
2009
Gambia
PRES
Adama
Barrow
b. 1965
UDP
Elected
2017
Georgia
PRES PM
Mamuka
Bakhtadze
b. 1982
IND
Since
2018
DEC
Germany
PRES CLR
Angela
Merkel
b. 1954
CDU
Elected
2005 2009 2013 2017 C
Ghana
PRES
Nana
Akufo-Addo
b. 1944
NPP
Elected
2017
Greece
PRES PM
Alexis
Tsipras
b. 1974
SZA
Since
2015 C
Grenada
SOV UK GEN PM
Keith
Mitchell
b. 1946
NNP
Elected
2013 2018
Guatemala
PRES
Jimmy
Morales
b. 1969
FCN
Since
2016
JUN
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.
Granger
b. 1945
PNC
Since
2015 C
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 C
India
PRES PM
Narendra
Modi
b. 1950
BJP
Since
2014 C
APR
Indonesia
PRES
Joko
Widodo
b. 1961
PDI-P
Since
2014
APR
Iran
SOV E PRES*
Hassan
Rouhani
b. 1948
MDP
Since
2013
Iraq
PRES PM
Haider
al-Abadi
b. 1952
IDP
Since
2014 C
12 MAY
Ireland
PRES PM
Leo
Varadkar
b. 1979
FG
Since
2017
Israel
PRES PM
Benjamin
Netanyahu
b. 1949
LKD
Since
2009 C
Elected
2013 C 2015 C 2019 C
APR
Italy
PRES PM
Giuseppe
Conte
b. 1964
IND
Appointed
2018 C
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 2017C
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 C
Kuwait
SOV PM
EMIR
Al-Sabah
b. 1929
SOV
Since
2006
Kyrgyzstan
PRES PM
Mukhammedkalyi
Abylgaziev
b. 1968
IND
Appointed
2018 C
Laos
GS/PRES PM
Bounnhang
Vorachith
b. 1938
LPRP
Since
2016
Latvia
PRES PM
Arturs
Kariņš
b. 1964
V
Since
2019 C
Lebanon
PRES
Saad
Hariri
b. 1970
FM
Elected
2009 2016 C 2018 C
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
2019
Liechtenstein
SOV HG
Regent
Alois
b. 1968
SOV
Since
2004
Lithuania
PRES PM
Dalia
Grybauskaitė
b. 1956
IND
Since
2009 C
MAY
Luxembourg
SOV PM
Xavier
Bettel
b. 1973
DP
Since
2013 C
Macedonia (now North Macedonia)
PRES PM
Zoran
Zaev
b. 1974
SD SM
Since
2017 C
Madagascar
PRES PM
Andry
Rajoelina
b. 1974
TGV
Elected
2018
Inaugurated
2019
Malawi
PRES
Peter
Mutharika
b. 1940
DPP
Since
2014
MAY
Malaysia
SOV E PM
Mahathir
Mohamad
b. 1925
PH
Elected
2018 C
Maldives
PRES
Ibrahim
Solih
b. 1964
MDP
Elected
2018
APR
Mali
PRES PM
Ibrahim Boubacar
Keïta
b. 1945
RpM
Elected
2013 2018
APR
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 C
Mexico
PRES
Andrés
Obrador
b. 1953
MRN
Elected
2018
Micronesia
PRES
Peter M
Christian
b. 1947
IND
Since
2015
Moldova
PRES PM
Pavel
Filip
b. 1966
PDM
Since
2016 C
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 C
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
JUL
Nepal
PRES PM
Khadga
Oli
b. 1952
NCP
Elected
2018 C
Netherlands
SOV PM
Mark
Rutte
b. 1967
VVD
Since
2010 C
New Zealand
SOV UK GEN PM
Jacinda
Ardern
b. 1980
NZLP
Appointed
2017 C
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
Elected
2015 2019
Norway
SOV PM
Erna
Solberg
b. 1961
H
Since
2013 C
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 C
Panama
PRES
Juan Carlos
Varela
b. 1963
PP
Since
2014 C
MAY
Papua New Guinea
SOV UK PM
Peter
O'Neill
b. 1965
PNC
Since
2012 C
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
Mateusz
Morawiecki
b. 1968
PIS
Since
2017 C
Portugal
PRES* PM
Antonio
Costa
b. 1961
PO
Appointed
2015
Qatar
SOV PM
EMIR
Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
b. 1980
SOV
Since
2013
Romania
PRES PM
Klaus
Iohannis
b. 1959
IND
Since
2014 C
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
Elected
2012 2018
Serbia
PRES PM
Ana
Brnabić
b. 1975
IND
Since
2017 C
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
MAR
Slovenia
PRES PM
Marjan
Šarec
b. 1977
LMŠ
Designated
2018 C
3 JUN
Solomon Islands
SOV UK GEN PM
Rick
Houenipwela
b. 1958
DEM
Since
2017
APR
Somalia
PRES PM
Hassan
Khayre
b. 1960
IND
Since
2017
South Africa
PRES
Cyril
Ramaphosa
b. 1952
ANC
Appointed
2018
MAY
South Sudan
PRES
Salva Kiir
Mayardit
b. 1951
SPLM
Since
2011
Spain
SOV PM
Pedro
Sánchez
b. 1972
PSOE
Appointed
2018
APR
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 (aka Eswatini)
SOV PM
KING
Mswati III
b. 1968
SOV
Since
1986
Sweden
SOV PM
Stefan
Löfven
b. 1957
SAP
Since
2014 C
Switzerland
PRES & 5 FCL
Ueli
Maurer
b. 1950
SVP
Appointed
2019 C
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* C
MAR
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 C
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 C
MAR
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 C
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 C
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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