Category: Leaders of Islands
Francisco Guterres, President of East Timor

President of East Timor

Francisco Guterres, President of East Timor (Elected on Mar 20, 2017 with 57.1% of the vote) Francisco Guterres, popularly known as Lú-Olo (born 7 September 1954) is an East Timorese politician who will take office in 2017 as the first elected partisan President of East Timor. He is also the President of the Revolutionary...Read More »

Bill English, Prime Minister of New Zealand

Prime Minister of New Zealand

Bill English, Prime Minister of New Zealand (since Dec 12, 2016) Simon William “Bill” English (born 30 December 1961) is the 39th Prime Minister of New Zealand and leader of the National Party, having taken office on 12 December 2016. He was previously Deputy Prime Minister from 2008 to 2016. A farmer and public...Read More »

Jovenel Moïse, President of Haiti

President of Haiti

Jovenel Moïse, President of Haiti (elected on Nov 20, 2016) Jovenel Moïse was born to a middle-class family in Trou-du-Nord, in Haiti’s Nord-Est department. He is the son of Etienne Moïse, a merchant, and Lucia Bruno, a seamstress. In July 1974, his family moved to Port-au-Prince, where he attended the Don Durélin National School,...Read More »

Tommy Remengesau, President of Palau

President of Palau

Tommy Remengesau, President of Palau (Re-elected on Sept 27, 2016 with 49% of the vote) Thomas Esang Remengesau, Jr. (born 29 February 1956) is a Palauan politician who was President of Palau from 2001 to 2009. He was elected to another four-year term as President in November 2012. He became Vice-President in 1992 and...Read More »

Danny Faure, President of Seychelles

President of Seychelles

Danny Faure, President of Seychelles (since Oct 16, 2016) Danny Faure (born 8 May 1962) is a Seychellois politician who has been President of Seychelles since 16 October 2016. Previously he served as Vice President of Seychelles from 2010 to 2016. Faure is a member of the People’s Party (PP). Faure was born to Seychellois...Read More »

Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, President of Iceland

President of Iceland

Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, President of Iceland (elected on Jun 25, 2016 with 39.1% of the vote) Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson (born 26 June 1968) is the current President of Iceland. He took office on 1 August 2016, after receiving the most votes in the 2016 election. A historian, he was a docent at the University of Iceland until...Read More »

Danilo Medina, President of the Dominican Republic

President of the Dominican Republic

Danilo Medina, President of the Dominican Republic (since Aug 16, 2012. Re-elected on May 15, 2016 with 61.7% of the vote; turnout is 69.6%. ) Danilo Medina Sánchez (born 10 November 1951) is a Dominican politician who is the President of the Dominican Republic since August 16, 2012. He was President of the Chamber...Read More »

Enda Kenny, Prime Minister of Ireland

Prime Minister of Ireland

Enda Kenny, Prime Minister of Ireland (re-elected on May 6, 2016) Enda Kenny (born 24 April 1951) is an Irish politician, leader of Fine Gael since 2002, and Taoiseach since March 2011. He is also Ireland’s Minister for Defence since 6 May 2016. He was a two-term Vice-President of the European People’s Party and...Read More »