Latest Changes in the Heads of State
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 »

Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of Tanzania

President of Tanzania

Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of Tanzania (from Mar 19, 2021) Samia Suluhu Hassan (born 27 January 1960) is a Tanzanian politician who is serving as the sixth and current president of Tanzania. She is a member of the ruling social-democrat Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party. Suluhu is the third female head of government of...Read More »

Mario Draghi, Prime Minister of Italy

Prime Minister of Italy

Mario Draghi, Prime Minister of Italy (since Feb 13, 2021) Mario Draghi OMRI (born 3 September 1947) is an Italian economist, banker, academic and civil servant who has been Prime Minister of Italy since 13 February 2021. He previously served as President of the European Central Bank (ECB) from 2011 until 2019. Draghi was...Read More »

Sadyr Japarov, President of Kyrgyzstan

President of Kyrgyzstan

Sadyr Japarov, President of Kyrgyzstan (since Jan 28, 2021) Sadyr Nurgozhoevich Japarov (born 6 December 1968) is a Kyrgyz politician, was an acting prime minister of Kyrgyzstan in the interim government following the resignation of Sooronbay Jeenbekov amidst electoral protests. Japarov also became acting president of Kyrgyzstan after Jeenbekov’s resignation, but resigned himself on...Read More »

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal

President of Portugal

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal (elected on Jan 24, 2016; re-elected on Jan 24, 2021 with 60.7% of the vote. Turnout is 39.5%.) Born in Lisbon, he is the eldest son of Baltasar Rebelo de Sousa and wife Maria das Neves Fernandes Duarte. He is named after Marcelo Caetano, who was to be...Read More »

Joe Biden, President of the USA (since Jan 20, 2021)

President of the United States

Joe Biden, President of the USA (since Jan 20, 2021) Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (/ˈbaɪdən/ BY-dən; born November 20, 1942) is an American politician serving as the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under Barack...Read More »

Umaro Sissoco Embaló, President of Guinea-Bissau (elected on Dec 29, 2020 with 53.5% of the vote)

President of Guinea-Bissau

Umaro Sissoco Embaló, President of Guinea-Bissau (elected on Dec 29, 2020 with 53.5% of the vote) Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco Embaló (born 23 September 1972) is the president of Guinea-Bissau. He is a political scientist and military officer who previously served as prime minister between 18 November 2016 and 16 January 2018. Born in Bissau,...Read More »

President of Algeria

Abdelmadjid Tebboune, President of Algeria (Elected on Dec 12, 2020 with 58.1% of the vote) Abdelmadjid Tebboune (born 17 November 1945) is an Algerian politician currently serving as the President of Algeria since December 2019 and as Minister of Defence. He took over the power from former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and former Acting Head...Read More »

Pradeep Roopun, President of Mauritus (since Dec 2, 2020)

President of Mauritius

Pradeep Roopun, President of Mauritius (since Dec 2, 2020) Born 24 May 1959. Prithvirajsing Roopun was born in Quatre Bornes and grew up in Morcellement St. Jean, a suburb of Quatre Bornes. He attended secondary school at New Eton College in Rose Hill and worked as Mathematics teacher at Eden College. He has been...Read More »

Hage Geingob, President of Namibia

President of Namibia

Hage Geingob, President of Namibia (since Mar 21, 2015; re-elected on Nov 27, 2020 with 56.3% of the vote) Hage Gottfried Geingob (born 3 August 1941) is the third and the current President of Namibia, in office since 21 March 2015. Geingob was the first Prime Minister of Namibia from 21 March 1990 until...Read More »

Milorad Dodik, Chairman of the Presidency

Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Milorad Dodik, Chairman of the Presidency Milorad Dodik (pronounced [born 12 March 1959) is a Bosnian Serb politician, currently serving as the Serb member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the collective federal head of state and is also its chairman. President of the socialist Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) since its...Read More »

Maia Sandu, President of Moldova

President of Moldova

Maia Sandu, President of Moldova (Elected on Nov 15, 2020 with 57.7%) Maia Sandu (born 24 May 1972) is a Moldovan politician and the current President of Moldova since 24 December 2020. She is the former leader of the Party of Action and Solidarity (PAS) and former Prime Minister of Moldova from 8 June...Read More »

Vjosa Osmani, Acting President of Kosovo

President of Kosovo

Vjosa Osmani, Acting President of Kosovo (since Nov 5, 2020) Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu (born 17 May 1982)[2] is a Kosovan jurist who is the Chairwoman of the Assembly of Kosovo and acting President of Kosovo. She is a professor at the University of Pristina, RIT Kosovo; she has also taught as a visiting professor at...Read More »

Luis Arce, President of Bolivia

President of Bolivia

Luis Arce, President of Bolivia (since Nov 2, 2020) Luis Alberto Arce Catacora (born 28 September 1963), also known as Lucho Arce, is a Bolivian politician who serves as the 67th President of Bolivia since 8 November 2020.[1] He served as Minister of Economy and Public Finance from 2006 to 2017 and in 2019...Read More »