Latest Changes in the Heads of State
Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, President of Iceland

President of Iceland

Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, President of Iceland (elected on Jun 25, 2016 with 39.1% ; re-elected on Jun 27, 2020 with 91.8%) 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...Read More »

Micheál Martin, Prime Minister of Ireland

Prime Minister of Ireland

Micheál Martin, Prime Minister of Ireland (since Jun 27, 2020) Micheál Martin (born 1 August 1960) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has served as Taoiseach since June 2020 and as Leader of Fianna Fáil since January 2011. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for Cork South-Central since 1989. He previously served...Read More »

Lazarus Chakwera, President of Malawi

President of Malawi

Lazarus Chakwera, President of Malawi (elected on Jun 23, 2020 with 59.3%) Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera (born 5 April 1955) is a Malawian theologian and politician who has served as President of Malawi since June 2020.[1] In addition to the Presidency, he also gave himself a cabinet portfolio as Minister of Defence. He has been...Read More »

Taneti Mamau, President of Kiribati

President of Kiribati

Taneti Mamau, President of Kiribati (elected on Mar 9, 2016; re-elected on Jun 22, 2020 with 59.3%) Taneti Mamau is the President of Kiribati. He began his term on March 11, 2016. He was the single opposition candidate for the 2016 presidential election, where he was supported by the new coalition of the Tobwaan...Read More »

Évariste Ndayishimiye, President of Burundi

President of Burundi

Évariste Ndayishimiye, President of Burundi (elected on May 20, 2020 with 68.7%) General Évariste Ndayishimiye (born 1968) is a Burundian politician who has served as President of Burundi since 18 June 2020. He became involved in the rebel National Council for the Defense of Democracy – Forces for the Defense of Democracy (Conseil National...Read More »

Aslan Bzhania, President of Abkhazia

President of Abkhazia

Aslan Bzhania, President of Abkhazia (since Mar 22, 2020) Aslan Georgievich Bzhania (born 6 April 1963) is an Abkhaz politician who has been the President of Abkhazia since 23 April 2020. He was the Head of the State Security Service, and one of the leaders of the opposition in Abkhazia.[note 1] He was considered...Read More »

Luis Lacalle Pou, President of Uruguay (since Mar 1, 2020)

President of Uruguay

Luis Lacalle Pou, President of Uruguay (since Mar 1, 2020) Luis Alberto Alejandro Aparicio Lacalle Pou (born 11 August 1973) is a Uruguayan politician and lawyer serving as President of Uruguay since 1 March 2020. A member of the National Party, he is among the country’s youngest presidents. Born in Montevideo, he is the...Read More »

Tsai Ing-wen, President of Taiwan

President of Taiwan

Tsai Ing-wen, President of Taiwan (elected on Jan 16, 2016. Re-elected on Jan 11, 2020 with 57.1% of the vote) Tsai Ing-wen (born 31 August 1956) is the first woman elected to the office. She is also the first president to be of Hakka and Aboriginal descent (1/4 Paiwan from her grandmother), first unmarried...Read More »

David Kabua, President of the Marshall Islands

President of the Marshall Islands

David Kabua, President of the Marshall Islands (elected on Jan 6, 2020) David Kabua (born 1951) is a Marshallese politician who has served as President of the Marshall Islands since 13 January 2020. He has represented Wotho Atoll in the Legislature of the Marshall Islands since 2008 and served terms as Minister of Health...Read More »

Zoran Milanovic, President of Croatia

President of Croatia

Zoran Milanovic, President of Croatia (elected on Jan 5, 2020 with 52.7% of the votes) Zoran Milanović (born 30 October 1966) is a Croatian politician who has served as President of Croatia since 19 February 2020. Prior to assuming the presidency, he was Prime Minister from 2011 to 2016, and president of the Social...Read More »

Gotabaya Rajapakse, President of Sri Lanka

President of Sri Lanka

Gotabaya Rajapakse, President of Sri Lanka (elected on Nov 16, 2019) Lieutenant Colonel Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, RWP, RSP, psc, GR (born 20 June 1949) is a Sri Lankan politician, technocrat, military officer, and the President-elect of Sri Lanka, having gained a majority in the 2019 Presidential election, which he contested from the Sri Lanka...Read More »

Alberto Fernández, President of Argentina

President of Argentina

Alberto Fernández, President of Argentina (elected on Oct 27, 2019) Alberto Ángel Fernández (born 2 April 1959) is an Argentine lawyer and politician who is the President of Argentina after winning the 2019 general election. He was the Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers during the entirety of Néstor Kirchner’s presidency, and the early...Read More »

Kais Saied, President of Tunisia

President of Tunisia

Kais Saied, President of Tunisia (since Oct 23, 2019) Kais Saied is a Tunisian former professor and politician serving as the fifth president of Tunisia since October 2019. Kais Saied is the son of Moncef Saied from Béni Khiar (Cap Bon) and Lalla Zakia, a family of modest but intellectual origin. His paternal uncle...Read More »

Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique

President of Mozambique

Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique (since Jan 15, 2015; re-elected on Oct 15, 2019) Filipe Jacinto Nyusi (born 9 February 1959), also spelt Nyussi, is the fourth President of Mozambique, in office since 2015. He previously served as Minister of Defence from 2008 to 2014. Nyusi was the candidate of the ruling party, Frelimo, in...Read More »

Alejandro Giammattei, President of Guatemala

President of Guatemala

Alejandro Giammattei, President of Guatemala (since Aug 11, 2019) Born 9 March 1956, is a politician and the President-elect of Guatemala. He is a former director of the Guatemalan penitentiary system and participated in Guatemala’s presidential elections in 2007, 2011, 2015, and he won in 2019. Giammattei will assume office on January 14, 2020....Read More »

Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, President of Mauritania

President of Mauritania

Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, President of Mauritania (elected on Jun 22, 2019) Born 31 December 1956, also known as Ghazouani and Ould Ghazouani, is a Mauritanian retired general and politician who is the president-elect of Mauritania and will assume office on 2 August 2019. He is a former General Director of National Security and former...Read More »