List of state leaders in 2015

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This is a list of heads of state, heads of governments, and other rulers in the year 2015.

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

North America[edit]

Oceania[edit]

South America[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Eritrea only became independent in 1993.
  2. ^ South Sudan only became independent in 2011.
  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. ^ Kazakhstan only became independent in 1991.
  7. ^ Kim was commonly referred to as supreme leader prior to the end of 2011, and then appointed as First Chairman of the National Defence Commission in 2012—nevertheless serving as the de facto leader of North Korea throughout.
  8. ^ Palestine continues to be administered de jure by the Palestinian National Authority, and hence the Palestinian head of state and head of government jointly remain as both the president and prime minister of this corresponding National Authority. Supplementary to its existing status internationally as a partially recognised state, it remains an occupied state on the part of Israel in the West Bank.
  9. ^ Uzbekistan only became independent in 1991.
  10. ^ Montenegro only became independent in 2006.
  11. ^ 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.

External links[edit]

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