Political Leaders of the Countries of the World

by Piero Scaruffi | Democracies of the world | Political analysis | History pages

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Afghanistan Aschraf Ghani2014 national elections
Albania Sali Berisha2005 national elections
Algeria Abdelaziz Bouteflika1999 only candidate in election
Angola Joao Lourenco2017 national elections
Argentina Mauricio Macri2015 national elections
Armenia Nikol Pashinyan 2018 appointed by parliament
Australia Tony Abbott2013 national election
Austria Wolfgang Schuessel? national election
Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev 2003 succeeds father
Bahamas Hubert Ingraham 2007 national election
Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina 2009 national election
Belarus Alexander Lukashenko1994 inherited presidency from communism
Belgium Elio Di Rupo2011 appointed by parliament
Bhutan Jigmi Kinley2008national election
Bolivia Evo Morales 2005 national elections
Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi 2018replacing resigning president
Brazil Michel Temer 2016 appointed after impeachment of president
Britain David Cameron 2010 national election
Bulgaria Plamen Oresharski 2013 national election
Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kabore 2015 national election
Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza2005 national elections
Cambodia Hun Sen1997coup
Cameroon Paul Biya 1982succeeded dead president
Canada Stephen Harper2006national elections
Centrafrica Michel Djotodia2013coup
Chad Idriss Deby 1990 coup
Chile Sebastian Pinera 2018 national election
China Xi Jinping 2012 appointed by communist party
Colombia Ivan Duque 2018national elections
Congo Joseph Kabila 2000 succeeded father who was assassinated
Congo Brazzaville Denis Sassou-Nguesso 1997 after civil war
Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado 2018 national election
Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic 2015 national election
Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez 2018 appointed by communist party
South Cyprus Demetris Christofias 2008 national elections
North Cyprus Dervish Eroglu 2010 national elections
Czech Republic Andrej Babis 2017 national elections
Denmark Anders Fogh Rasmussen? national elections
Dominicana Danilo Medina 2012 national elections
East Timor Jose Ramos-Horta2007 national elections
Ecuador Lenin Moreno2017 national elections
Egypt Abdul Fattah al-Sisi2014 military coup
El Salvador Tony Saca 2004 national elections
Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema 1979 coup
Eritrea Issaias Afwerki 1991 since independence
Estonia Arnold Ruutel ?national elections
Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed 2018 replacing resigning prime minister
Finland Sauli Niinisto wins 2012 national elections
France Emmanuel Macron 2017 national election
Gabon El Hadj Omar Bongo 1967 succeeded dead president
Gambia Adama Barrow 2017 national elections
Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili 2012national elections
Germany Gerhard Schroeder 1998 national election
Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo2016national election
Greece George Papandreou 2009 national election
Guatemala Jimmy Morales 2015 national election
Guinea Moussa Dadis Camara 2008 coup
Guyana David Granger 2015 elections
Haiti Jovenel Moise2017 national election
Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez 2013 national elections
Hungary Viktor Orban 2010 national election
Iawar Yustole Dispage 2004 national election
Iceland Johanna Sigurdardottir2009 appointed during national crisis
India Nerendra Modi 2014 national election
Indonesia Joko Widodo 2014 national elections
Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 2005 national election
Iraq /td> Haider Al-Abadi 2014 national election
Ireland /td>Leo Varadkar 2017 elected by parliament
Israel Benjamin Netanyahu2009national election
Italy Paolo Gentiloni 2016 appointed by parliament
Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara 2011 national elections and revolution
Jamaica Bruce Golding2007 national elections
Japan Shinzo Abe 2012 appointed by parliament
Jordan King Abdullah 1999 succeeded his father
Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta 2013 national election
Korea (South) Moon Jae-in 2017 national election
Korea (North) Kim Jong II 1994 succeeded his father
KuwaitSabah al-Ahmad2006 death of sheik
Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev 2011 elections
Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga ? national election
Lebanon Fouad Siniora national elections 2005
Liberia George Weah 2018 national elections
Libya Mahmoud Jibril2012 national elections
Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite 2009 national elections
Madagascar Hery Rajaonarimampianina 2014 national elections
Malawi Peter Mutharika 2014 national elections
Malaysia Abdullah Badawi 2003 succeeded retiring president
Maldives Mohammed Waheed Hassan2012 replaced resigning president
Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita 2013 democratic elections
MauritaniaMaaouya Ould Taya1984coup
Mexico Andres Obrador 2018 national election
Mongolia Nambaryn Enkhbayar 2005 Mongolia
Morocco Mohammed VI 1999 succeeded his father
Mozambique Filipe Nyusi 2015 national elections
Myanmar/Burma Thein Sein 2011 appointed president
Namibia Hifikepunye Pohamba 2005 national election
Nepal Baburam Bhattarai 2015 Bidhya Devi Bhandar
Netherlands Jan Peter Balkenende2002 national election
New Zealand Helen Clark1999 national election
Nicaragua Daniel Ortega 2006 national election
Niger Tandja Mamadou 1999 national election
Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari2015 national elections
Norway Jens Stoltenberg2005 national elections
Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari2008 national elections
Palestine Mahmoud Abbas 2005 national elections, but occupied by Israel
Panama Carlos Varela 2014 national elections
Papua New Guinea Mekere Morauta ???? ???
Paraguay Federico Franco 2012 appointed by senate
Peru Martin Vizcarra 2018 replaced resigning president
Philippines Digong Duterte. 2016 national elections
Poland Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz 2005 national elections
Portugal Jose Socrates2005 national election
Qatar Hamad al-Thani ??? emir
Romania Traian Basescu 2005 national elections
Russia Dmitry Medvedev 2008 appointed by predecessor
Rwanda Paul Kagame 1994 prevailed in civil war
Sahrawi Mohammad Abdelaziz 199? ?
Saudi Arabia Fahd bin 'Abdulaziz 1982succeeds his brother
Senegal Macky Sall 2012 national elections
Serbia Aleksandr Vucic 2017 national elections
Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio 2018 national elections
Singapore Lee Hsien Loong 2004 succeeded departing prime minister
Slovakia Robert Fico 2006 national elections
Slovenia Janez Drnovsek 2002 national elections
Somalia Hassan Mohammud 2012 elected by parliament
Somaliland Dahir Riyale Kahnim 2005 elections
South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa 2018 succeeds resigning president
South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit 2011 independence
Spain Pedro Sanchez 2018 succeeded prime minister involved in scandals
Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena 2015 national election
Sudan Omar al-Bashir1999 coup
Suriname Desi Bouterse2010 national elections
Sweden Stefan Lofven x2013 national elections
Sydewascar Yustol Dispage 1996 coup
Syria Bashar Assad 2000 succeeded his father
Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen 2016 national election
Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon 1992 appointed by supreme council
Tanzania John Magufuli 2015 national election
Thailand Prayuth Chan-ocha 2014 military coup
Tibet Dalai Lama ??? in exile since China invaded Tibet
Togo Gnassingbe Eyadema 1967 coup
Trinidad Kamia Persad-Bissessar 2010 elections
Tunisia Beji Caid Essebsi2015 national elections
Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan 2003 elections
Turkmenistan Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov2006 succeeded dead president
Uganda Yoweri Museveni1986 prevailed in civil war
Ukraine Petro Poroshenko 2014 national elections
United Arab Emirates Khalifa ibn-Zayed 2004 succeeded his father
United States of America Donald Trump2017 appointed by electoral college
Uruguay Tabare Vazquez 2004 national election
USADonald Trump2017 national election
Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev 2016 succeeded dead dictator
Venezuela Nicolas Maduro 2013 succeeded dead president
Vietnam Nong Duc Manh2001 secretary general of communist party
Yemen Abdurabu Mansur Hadi 2012 succeeded deposed president
Zambia Michael Sata 2011 elections
Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa 2017succeeds deposed dictator Mugabe