Tag: President
Hakainde Hichilema, President of Zambia

President of Zambia

Hakainde Hichilema, President of Zambia (elected on Aug 12, 2021 with 57.9% of the vote) Hakainde Hichilema (born 4 June 1962) is a Zambian businessman, farmer and politician who is the seventh and current president of Zambia since 24 August 2021. After having contested five previous elections in 2006, 2008, 2011, 2015 and 2016,...Read More »

Pedro Castillo, President of Peru

President of Peru

Pedro Castillo, President of Peru (Elected on Jun 6, 2021 with 50.1% of the vote. Turnout is 74.6%) José Pedro Castillo Terrones (born 19 October 1969), sometimes referred to as “El Profe” (‘The Teacher’), is a Peruvian schoolteacher, union leader and politician serving as the 130th president of Peru since 28 July 2021, following the...Read More »

Assimi Goïta, President of Somalia

President of Mali

Assimi Goïta, President of Mali (since May 28, 2021) Colonel Assimi Goïta (born c. 1983) is a Malian military officer who has been serving as interim President of Mali since 28 May 2021. Goïta was the leader of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People, a military junta that seized power from...Read More »

Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria (re-elected on Jun 6, 2014)

President of Syria

Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria (re-elected on May 26, 2021 with 95.1% of the vote. Turnout is 78.6%.; and on Jun 6, 2014) Assad is a politician who got in power much against his own will. Initially he was not thought of as his father, Hafez al-Assad’s successor. This was a role originally filled...Read More »

Patrice Talon, President of Benin

President of Benin

Patrice Talon, President of Benin (elected on Mar 20, 2016; re-elected on Apr 11, 2021 with 86.4% of the vote ) Patrice Talon (born 1 May 1958) is a Beninese businessman and politician who was elected President of Benin on 20 March 2016. Known as the “King of Cotton” for his involvement in the...Read More »

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 »

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 »