List of state leaders in 1972

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This is a list of heads of state, government leaders, and other rulers in the year 1972.

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

North America[edit]

Oceania[edit]

South America[edit]

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  1. ^ Titled Emperor Bokassa I after 1976.
  2. ^ Chad only became independent in 1960.
  3. ^ Name changed to Francisco Macías Nguema Biyogo on 14 July 1972.
  4. ^ In exile between 1936 and 1941.
  5. ^ Lesotho only became independent in 1966.
  6. ^ The Malagasy Republic only became independent in 1960.
  7. ^ Mauritius only became independent in 1968.
  8. ^ Titled 'Officer Administering the Government' between 1965 and 1970.
  9. ^ Rwanda only became independent in 1962.
  10. ^ Swaziland only became independent in 1968, until then Sobhuza II was titled Paramount Chief of Swaziland.
  11. ^ Swaziland only became independent in 1968.
  12. ^ Julius Nyerere was President of Tanganyika from 1962 to 1964.
  13. ^ Changed name from Joseph-Désiré Mobutu to Mobutu Sese Seko on January 10, 1972.
  14. ^ Bahrain only became independent in 1971, until then the monarch was titled Hakim of Bahrain.
  15. ^ Bahrain only became independent in 1971.
  16. ^ Qatar only became independent in 1971.
  17. ^ Qatar only became independent in 1971.
  18. ^ Singapore only became independent in 1965.
  19. ^ President of the unified Vietnam from 1976 to 1980.
  20. ^ Prime minister of the unified Vietnam from 1976 to 1987.
  21. ^ King Constantine II went into exile in 1967.
  22. ^ Sir Anthony Mamo was titled President of Malta between 1974 and 1976 after the abolishing of the monarchy.
  23. ^ 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.
  24. ^ Barbados only became independent in 1966.
  25. ^ 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.
  26. ^ Trinidad and Tobago only became independent in 1962, until then Sir Solomon Hochoy was titled Governor of Trinidad and Tobago.
  27. ^ Sir Ellis Clarke was titled President of Trinidad and Tobago between 1976 and 1987 after the abolishing of the monarchy.
  28. ^ Trinidad and Tobago only became independent in 1962.
  29. ^ Fiji only became independent in 1970, until then Sir Robert Sidney Foster was titled Governor of Fiji.
  30. ^ Fiji only became independent in 1970, until then Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara was titled Chief Minister of Fiji.
  31. ^ Subordinated to the Governor of New Caledonia.
  32. ^ Tonga only became independent in 1970.
  33. ^ Tonga only became independent in 1970.
  34. ^ Guyana only became independent in 1966.
  35. ^ Titled President of Suriname after independence in 1975.

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