Latest Changes in the Heads of State

President of Zambia

Edgar Lungu, President of Zambia (since Jan 25, 2015. Re-elected on Aug 11, 2016 with 50.3% of the vote; turnout 56.5%) Edgar Chagwa Lungu (born 11 November 1956) has been the President of Zambia since January 2015. Under President Michael Sata, Lungu served as Minister of Justice and Minister of Defense. Following Sata’s death in...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 »

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, President of Peru

President of Peru

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, President of Peru (Elected on Jun 5, 2016 with 50.1% of the vote. Turnout is 80.1%) He previously served as Prime Minister of Peru from 2005 to 2006. Kuczynski worked in the United States before entering Peruvian politics. He held positions at both the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund before being...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 »

Rodrigo Duterte, President of Philippines

President of Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte, President of Philippines (elected on May 9, 2016 with 39% of the vote) Rodrigo “Rody” Roa Duterte (born March 28, 1945), also known by the nickname Digong, is a Filipino lawyer and politician of Visayan descent. Popular with the locals due to his successful zero tolerance policies against criminals, he earned the nickname...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 »