Tag: President
Faustin Archange Touadera, President of the Central African Republic

President of the Central African Republic

Faustin Archange Touadera, President of the Central African Republic (Elected on Feb 14, 2016) Faustin-Archange Touadéra (born 21 April 1957) is a Central African politician and academic who served as Prime Minister of the Central African Republic from January 2008 to January 2013. According to the announcement of the national electoral authority made on February...Read More »

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal

President of Portugal

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal (elected on Jan 24, 2016) 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 his godfather. Previously he was a government minister and Member of Parliament, a...Read More »

Bidhya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal

President of Nepal

Bidhya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal (elected on Oct 28, 2015) Bidhya Devi Bhandari (Nepali: विद्यादेवी भण्डारी; born 19 June 1961) is the second and current President of Nepal and the first woman to hold the office. She was the vice-chairperson of Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) and chair of All Nepal Women...Read More »

John Magufuli, President of Tanzania

President of Tanzania

John Magufuli, President of Tanzania He has served in the Cabinet of Tanzania as Minister of Works since 2010. Previously he was Deputy Minister of Works from 1995 to 2000, Minister of Works from 2000 to 2006, Minister of Lands and Human Settlement from 2006 to 2008, and Minister of Livestock and Fisheries from...Read More »

Alassane Ouattara, President of Cote d'Ivoire

President of Cote D’Ivoire

Alassane Ouattara, President of Cote d’Ivoire (re-elected on Oct 25, 2015 with 83.7% of the votes) Alassane Dramane Ouattara (born 1 January 1942) is an Ivoirian politician who has been President of Côte d’Ivoire since 2011. An economist by profession, Ouattara worked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – where he rose to be deputy head...Read More »

Jioji Konrote, President of Fiji (elected on Oct 12, 2015)

President of Fiji

Jioji Konrote, President of Fiji (elected on Oct 12, 2015) Major General Jioji Konousi Konrote, OF, MC, better known as George Konrote (born December 26, 1947), is a Fijian politician and retired Major-General of the Fiji Military who was elected as President of Fiji in October 2015. After commanding a peacekeeping mission in Lebanon, Konrote...Read More »

Alpha Conde, President of Guinea

President of Guinea

Alpha Conde, President of Guinea (since Dec 21, 2010) UPDATE from Oct 11, 2015: In presidential elections, incumbent Alpha Conde wins 57.8% of the vote. Alpha Conde (born March 4, 1938) is the current President of Guinea (took office on 21 December 2010). Alpha Conde is the leader of the Rally of the People of Guinea...Read More »

Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko, President of Belarus

President of Belarus

Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus (Re-elected with 84.1% on Oct 11, 2015) Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko is one of the most well-known politicians of the present-day Belarus. He had not belonged to the Communist Party or government nomenclature, nor had he held any posts in the top power hierarchy. He belongs to a group of statesmen, whose...Read More »

Dési Bouterse, President of Suriname

President of Suriname

Dési Bouterse, President of Suriname (since Aug 3, 2010. Re-elected on July 14, 2015) Desiré Delano Bouterse (born 13 October 1945) is a Surinamese politician. As an army officer, he was the de facto leader of Suriname through most of the 1980s, serving as Chairman of the National Military Council. He lead the National...Read More »

Mustafa Akıncı, President of Northern Cyprus

President of Northern Cyprus

Mustafa Akıncı, President of Northern Cyprus Mustafa Akıncı (Turkish pronunciation: [born 28 December 1947) is a Turkish Cypriot politician serving as the current President of Northern Cyprus. He took office in April 2015. An architect by profession, Akıncı became the first elected mayor of the Nicosia Turkish Municipality in 1976 at the age of...Read More »

Nouri Abusahmain, President of Libya (since Aug 4, 2014)

Leader of Libya

Nouri Abusahmain, President of Libya (since Aug 4, 2014) Nouri Abusahmain (Arabic : نوري أبو سهمين) is a Libyan politician. He is a major figure on the Islamist side of the 2014 Libyan Conflict and founder of the LROR group which is considered “terrorist” by the internationally recognized Libyan parliament. He is reported to...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 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 by his brother Basil who died in an accident in 1994. Then Bashar...Read More »

Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta

President of Malta

Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta (since Apr 4, 2014) Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca was elected President of the Republic of Malta on the 4th April 2014. A Parliamentary resolution on 1st April 2014, approved her nomination as the ninth President of Malta. At the age of 55, Coleiro Preca is the youngest serving President...Read More »

Emomalii Rahmon, President of Tadjikistan

President of Tadjikistan

Emomalii Rahmon, President of Tadjikistan UPDATE:  In presidential elections on Nov 6, 2013, incumbent Emomalii Rakhmon wins 83.1% of the vote. He was born to a peasant family in Dangara, Kulob province. As an apparatchik rising through the nomenklatura, his original power base was as chairman of the collective state farm of his native...Read More »

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, President of Mali (since Sept 4, 2013)

President of Mali

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, President of Mali (since Sept 4, 2013) Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (born January 29, 1945), or as he is often known IBK, is a Malian politician who has been President of Mali since 2013. Previously he was Prime Minister of Mali from 1994 to 2000 and President of the National Assembly of...Read More »