Latest Changes in the Heads of State
Jorge Carlos

President & Prime Minister of Cape Verde (re-elected on Oct 2, 2016)

Re-elected on Oct 2, 2016 with 74% of the vote. Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca (born 20 October 1950) is a lawyer and university professor who became President of Cape Verde on September 9, 2011. Previously he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1991 to 1993. Supported by the Movement for Democracy (MpD),...Read More »

Albert-Bernard Bongo, President of Gabon

President of Gabon

Albert-Bernard Bongo, President of Gabon (Re-elected on Aug 27, 2016 with 50.7% of the vote; turnout 60%) Born Albert-Bernard Bongo, December 30, 1935, in Lewai, Franceville, Gabon; given name changed to El Hadj Omar in 1973. Married first wife, divorced 1988; married Edith Lucie Sassou-Nguesso, 1990; children: Ali (son). Religion: Muslim. Military/Wartime Service: Gabonese Air...Read More »

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 »

Austria-Chancellor-Christian_Kern

Chancellor of Austria

Christian Kern, Chancellor of Austria Christian Kern (born 4 January 1966) is the incumbent Chancellor of Austria and chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ). A business journalist by profession, the member of Austria’s Social Democratic Party served as spokesman of the SPÖ’s parliamentary group leader in the mid-1990s, before he became...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 »