List of state leaders in 1959

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This is a list of heads of state, government leaders, and other rulers in the year 1959.

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

North America[edit]

Oceania[edit]

South America[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ In exile between 1936 and 1941.
  2. ^ Ghana only became independent in 1957.
  3. ^ Morocco only became independent in 1956.
  4. ^ Gamal Abdel Nasser was President of Egypt 1954-1958 and 1961-1970.
  5. ^ Gamal Abdel Nasser was Prime Minister of Egypt 1954-1958 and 1961-1962.
  6. ^ North Korea only became independent in 1948.
  7. ^ Laos only became independent in 1953.
  8. ^ Malaya only became independent in 1957.
  9. ^ Title changed from Chairman of the Revolutionary Council to Prime Minister on 9 February 1959.
  10. ^ Prime minister of Vietnam from 1976 to 1987.
  11. ^ In exile between 1940 and 1945.
  12. ^ The seven member Swiss Federal Council is the collective head of state and the government of Switzerland. Within the Council, the President of the Swiss Confederation serves solely in a primus inter pares capacity for one year.
  13. ^ The position Prime Minister of Cuba was abolished on 2 December 1976, but President of the Council of Ministers was created and it continued to be held by Fidel Castro.