Latest Changes in the Heads of State
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 »

Danny Faure, President of Seychelles

President of Seychelles

Danny Faure, President of Seychelles (since Oct 16, 2016) Danny Faure (born 8 May 1962) is a Seychellois politician who has been President of Seychelles since 16 October 2016. Previously he served as Vice President of Seychelles from 2010 to 2016. Faure is a member of the People’s Party (PP). Faure was born to Seychellois...Read More »

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 »