Latest Changes in the Heads of State
Julius Maada Bio, President of Sierra Leone

President of Sierra Leone

Julius Maada Bio, President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Wonie Bio (born May 12, 1964) is a Sierra Leonean politician, and the 5th and current president of Sierra Leone since April 4, 2018. Bio was the presidential candidate of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party. He defeated Samura Kamara of the ruling All...Read More »

Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana

President of Botswana

Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana (since Apr 1, 2018) Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi (born 21 July 1961) is the 5th President of Botswana since 1 April 2018. He has also served as Minister of Education since 2014, and previously he was Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration from 2011 to 2014. He was...Read More »

Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica

President of Costa Rica

Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica (elected on Apr 1, 2018) Carlos Alvarado Quesada (San José, January 14, 1980) is a Costa Rican writer, journalist, political scientist and politician and the President-elect of Costa Rica. He previously served as Minister of Labor and Social Security. Alvarado has a Bachelor’s degree in communication and...Read More »

Paula-Mae Weekes, President of Trinidad and Tobago

President of Trinidad and Tobago

Paula-Mae Weekes, President of Trinidad and Tobago (since Mar 19, 2018) Paula-Mae Weekes (born December 23, 1958) is the 6th and current president of Trinidad and Tobago. She took office on 19 March 2018 and became the first woman to hold the office of President. Weekes attended the University of the West Indies, Cave...Read More »

Chancellor of Germany

Chancellor of Germany

Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany (Re-elected for the 5th term on Mar 14, 2018) Angela Merkel was sworn in as Chancellor on November 22, 2005. She is the first woman and the first East German to hold this office. Her CV traces her rise from an academic to a political career. Born on 17...Read More »

Sebastián Pinera, President of Chile

President of Chile

Sebastián Pinera, President of Chile (re-elected on Mar 11, 2018) Born December 1, 1949. Piñera was born in Santiago to Magdalena Echenique Rozas and José Piñera Carvallo who worked for CORFO and was Chile’s ambassador to Belgium and to the United Nations. His maternal lineage is of Basque descent and his paternal lineage is...Read More »

Abdul Hamid, President of Bangladesh

President of Bangladesh

Abdul Hamid, President of Bangladesh (re-elected on Feb 7, 2018) Abdul Hamid (born: 1 January 1944) is the 20th and current President of Bangladesh. Prior to this position he served as the Speaker of the National Parliament from 25 January 2009 – 24 April 2013. He was the acting President after the death of...Read More »

Nikos Anastasiadis, President of Cyprus

President of Cyprus

Nikos Anastasiadis, President of Cyprus (re-elected on Feb 4, 2018) Nicos Anastasiades (born 27 September 1946) is a Greek Cypriot politician who has been President of Cyprus since 2013. On 4 February 2018, he was re-elected for a second five-year term. Previously, he was the leader of Democratic Rally and a Member of Parliament...Read More »

Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland

President of Finland

Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland (re-elected on Jan 28, 2018) Sauli Väinämö Niinistö (born 24 August 1948) is a Finnish politician of the National Coalition Party. He is the president-elect of Finland, and will assume office on 1 March 2012, becoming the first president from the National Coalition Party since Juho...Read More »

Milos Zeman, President of Czech Republic

President of Czech Republic

Milos Zeman, President of Czech Republic (since Mar 8, 2013; re-elected on Jan 26, 2018) Miloš Zeman (born 28 September 1944) is the third and current President of the Czech Republic, in office since 8 March 2013. Previously he served as the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic from 1998 to 2002. As leader of...Read More »

George Weah, President of Liberia

President of Liberia

George Weah, President of Liberia (since Jan 22, 2018) George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah (born 1 October 1966) is a Liberian politician, who became the 25th President of Liberia in 2018, and a retired professional footballer who played as a striker. After beginning his career in his home country of Liberia, Weah spent...Read More »

J.Y. Pillay, Acting President

President of Singapore

J.Y. Pillay, Acting President (since Sept 1, 2017) Joseph Yuvaraj Pillay, DUNU (First Class) (born 30 March 1934), also known as J. Y. Pillay, is the chairman of the Singapore Council of Presidential Advisers. He has been appointed acting President of Singapore following the end of President Tony Tan’s term on 31 August 2017....Read More »