Latest Changes in the Heads of State
Doris Leuthard, President of Switzerland

President of Switzerland

Doris Leuthard, President of Switzerland (elected on Dec 7, 2016) From 1 August 2006 till 31 October 2010 she was head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs (the Swiss commerce minister). Since 1 November 2010 she is head of the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications. She was elected President of...Read More »

Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana

President of Ghana

Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana (elected on Dec 7, 2016) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, born 29 March 1944, is the President of Ghana, in office since January 2017. He previously served as Attorney General from 2001 to 2003 and as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2007. Akufo-Addo first ran for President in...Read More »

Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Uzbekistan

President of Uzbekistan

Shavkat Mirziyoyev,  President of Uzbekistan 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 Council chairman Rustam Inoyatov. Some outside observers expressed concern about...Read More »

Adama Barrow, President of Gambia

President of Gambia

Adama Barrow, President of Gambia Adama Barrow (born 16 February 1965) is the third and current President of the Gambia since January 2017. He is a member of the United Democratic Party (UDP). Prior to his presidential campaign, he was the treasurer of the UDP and operated a real estate agency. He established the...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 »

Rumen Radev, President of Bulgaria (elected on Nov 13, 2016)

President of Bulgaria

Rumen Radev, President of Bulgaria (elected on Nov 13, 2016) The President of Bulgaria is the head of state of Bulgaria and the commander-in-chief of the Military of Bulgaria. The official residence of the President is at Boyana Residence, Sofia. After the completion of the second round of voting, candidate Rumen Radev was elected...Read More »

Igor Dodon, President of Moldova

President of Moldova

Igor Dodon, President of Moldova (elected on Nov 13, 2013) Igor Dodon, born 18 February 1975, is a Moldovan politician who has been President of Moldova since 23 December 2016. Previously he was leader of the Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova. He served as Minister of Trade and Economics in the...Read More »

Daniel Ortega Saavedra, President of Nicaragua

President of Nicaragua

Daniel Ortega Saavedra, President of Nicaragua (re-elected on Nov 6, 2016 with 72.5% of the vote)   Born in La Libertad, Nicaragua, on November 11, 1945, to middle-class parents who were actively opposed to Nicaragua’s dictator, Anastasio Somoza, Ortega was first arrested for his political activities at the age of 15. During the early 1960s,...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 »

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