List of state leaders in 2011

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This is a list of heads of state, government leaders, and other rulers in the year 2011.




North America[edit]


South America[edit]


  1. ^ Eritrea only became independent in 1993.
  2. ^ In 2005–11, Mayardit was president of the Southern Sudan Autonomous Region.
  3. ^ Bahrain only became independent in 1971.
  4. ^ Brunei only became independent in 1984.
  5. ^ Hun Sen was titled Second Prime Minister in 1993–98.
  6. ^ In 2005–10, the three-member Presidency Council was head of state collectively—whilst Talabani held his position as President amongst the entity.
  7. ^ Kazakhstan only became independent in 1991.
  8. ^ The position of Chairman of the National Defence Commission was declared to be the highest office of state by the constitution that came into effect in 1998.
  9. ^ Uzbekistan only became independent in 1991.
  10. ^ Saleh was president of North Yemen until 1990.
  11. ^ During the informal suspension of Saleh from 23 November.
  12. ^ Transnistria only declared independence in 1991.
  13. ^ Montenegro only became independent in 2006.
  14. ^ Serbia only became independent in 2006.
  15. ^ The seven-member Swiss Federal Council is head of state and government collectively. As a party to the Council, the president serves solely in a primus inter pares capacity for one year.
  16. ^ His title changed from Chief Minister to Premier on 27 September.
  17. ^ Kilman was elected by Parliament in 2010, then ousted in a vote of no confidence on 24 April and succeeded by former Minister Vohor from the preceding cabinet (also hitherto leading the second-largest party in Opposition). On 13 May, the Vanuatuan Court of Appeal annulled the election of Vohor on the grounds of a constitutional irregularity and reinstated Kilman. However, come June the premiership of Kilman was itself voided by the Supreme Court, due to a constitutional irregularity in his initial election in December. Natapei, the most recent lawfully-elected PM—in 2008—then served briefly as Acting Prime Minister until Parliament re-elected Kilman later that month. Legally the respective terms in office of both Kilman and Vohor between 2010 and 26 June have been declared null and void, as it was retroactively established that they were not lawfully holding office during that time.

External links[edit]

  • Rulers—a list of rulers throughout time and places
  • WorldStatesmen—an online encyclopedia of the leaders of nations and territories