Latest Changes in the Heads of State
Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Uzbekistan

President of Uzbekistan

Shavkat Mirziyoyev,  President of Uzbekistan (re-elected on Oct 24, 2021 with 80.1% of the vote) A member of the Samarkand clan, he was considered to be one of the leading potential successors to Islam Karimov as President of Uzbekistan. Mirziyoyev was reported to have friendly relations with Karimov’s wife, Tatyana Karimova, and National Security...Read More »

Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan

Prime Minister of Japan

Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan (since Oct 4, 2021) Fumio Kishida (born 29 July 1957) is a Japanese politician serving as the Prime Minister of Japan and president of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) since 2021. A member of the House of Representatives, he previously served as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2012...Read More »

Carlos Vila Nova, President of Sao Tome and Principe

President of São Tomé and Príncipe

Carlos Vila Nova, President of Sao Tome and Principe (since Oct 2, 2021) Carlos Manuel Vila Nova is a São Toméan politician who is the fifth and current president of São Tomé and Príncipe, since 2 October 2021. He served as the minister of Public Works and Natural Resources (2010–2012) and minister of Infrastructure,...Read More »

Mamady Doumbouya, President of Guinea

President of Guinea

Mamady Doumbouya, President of Guinea (since Oct 1, 2021) Mamady Doumbouya (born 4 March 1980) is a Guinean military officer serving as the interim president of Guinea since 1 October 2021. Doumbouya led a coup d’état on 5 September 2021 that overthrew the previous president, Alpha Condé. He is a member of the Guinean...Read More »

Hakainde Hichilema, President of Zambia

President of Zambia

Hakainde Hichilema, President of Zambia (elected on Aug 12, 2021 with 57.9% of the vote) Hakainde Hichilema (born 4 June 1962) is a Zambian businessman, farmer and politician who is the seventh and current president of Zambia since 24 August 2021. After having contested five previous elections in 2006, 2008, 2011, 2015 and 2016,...Read More »

Gilmar Pisas, Prime Minister of Curaçao

Prime Minister of Curaçao

Gilmar Pisas, Prime Minister of Curaçao (from Jun 14, 2021) Gilmar Simon “Pik” Pisas (born 28 October 1971) is a Curaçaoan politician currently serving as the seventh prime minister of Curaçao. he previously served his first term between 24 March 2017 and 29 May 2017 in the Schotte Cabinet. Pisas was born on 28...Read More »

Naftali Bennett, Prime Minister of Israel

Prime Minister of Israel

Naftali Bennett, Prime Minister of Israel (since Jun 13, 2021) Naftali Bennett (born 25 March 1972) is an Israeli politician serving as the 13th and current prime minister of Israel since 13 June 2021. He served as Minister of Diaspora Affairs from 2013 to 2019, as Minister of Education from 2015 to 2019, and...Read More »

Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh, President of Mongolia

President of Mongolia

Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh, President of Mongolia (elected on Jun 9, 2021 with 72.2% of the vote) Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh (born 14 June 1968) is the 6th and current president of Mongolia, beginning his term on June 25, 2021 after winning the 2021 Mongolian presidential election. He was prime minister from October 2017 to January 2021 and...Read More »

Pedro Castillo, President of Peru

President of Peru

Pedro Castillo, President of Peru (Elected on Jun 6, 2021 with 50.1% of the vote. Turnout is 74.6%) José Pedro Castillo Terrones (born 19 October 1969), sometimes referred to as “El Profe” (‘The Teacher’), is a Peruvian schoolteacher, union leader and politician serving as the 130th president of Peru since 28 July 2021, following the...Read More »

Assimi Goïta, President of Somalia

President of Mali

Assimi Goïta, President of Mali (since May 28, 2021) Colonel Assimi Goïta (born c. 1983) is a Malian military officer who has been serving as interim President of Mali since 28 May 2021. Goïta was the leader of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People, a military junta that seized power from...Read More »

Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria (re-elected on Jun 6, 2014)

President of Syria

Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria (re-elected on May 26, 2021 with 95.1% of the vote. Turnout is 78.6%.; and on Jun 6, 2014) Assad is a politician who got in power much against his own will. Initially he was not thought of as his father, Hafez al-Assad’s successor. This was a role originally filled...Read More »

Guillermo Lasso, President of Ecuador

President of Ecuador

Guillermo Lasso, President of Ecuador (since May 24, 2021) Guillermo Alberto Santiago Lasso Mendoza (born 16 November 1955) is an Ecuadorian businessman, banker, writer and politician who has served as the 47th president of Ecuador since 24 May 2021. He is the country’s first centre-right president in nearly two decades, marking a noted shift...Read More »

Patrice Talon, President of Benin

President of Benin

Patrice Talon, President of Benin (elected on Mar 20, 2016; re-elected on Apr 11, 2021 with 86.4% of the vote ) Patrice Talon (born 1 May 1958) is a Beninese businessman and politician who was elected President of Benin on 20 March 2016. Known as the “King of Cotton” for his involvement in the...Read More »

Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti

President of Djibouti

Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti (re-elected on Apr 9, 2021 with 97.4% of the vote and on Apr 8, 2018 with 87% of the vote) Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (born November 27, 1947 in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia) is the second president of Djibouti. He succeeded his uncle, Hassan Gouled Aptidon, in 1999. Background In...Read More »

Mohamed Bazoum, President of Nigeria

President of Nigeria

Mohamed Bazoum, President of Nigeria (since Apr 2, 2021) Mohamed Bazoum is a Nigerien politician who is the current president of the Republic of Niger. He has been in office since 2 April 2021. Before becoming a President, he served as the President of the Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS-Tarayya). He also...Read More »

Thongloun Sisoulith President of Laos

President of Laos

Thongloun Sisoulith President of Laos (elected by Parliament on Mar 22, 2021) Thongloun Sisoulith (born 10 November 1945) is a Laotian politician serving as General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party since 15 January 2021 and President of Laos since 22 March 2021. Sisoulith was born in the Houaphan province of Laos, and...Read More »