List of state leaders in 2018

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This is a list of heads of state, heads of governments, and other rulers in the year 2018.

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

North America[edit]

Oceania[edit]

South America[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Eritrea only became independent in 1993.
  2. ^ South Sudan only became independent in 2011.
  3. ^ The official name was changed from Kingdom of Swaziland to Kingdom of Eswatini on 9 April 2018.
  4. ^ Bahrain only became independent in 1971.
  5. ^ Brunei only became independent in 1984.
  6. ^ Hun Sen was titled Second Prime Minister in 1993–98.
  7. ^ Kazakhstan only became independent in 1991.
  8. ^ Kim was referred to as supreme leader in 2011, and then appointed as First Chairman of the National Defence Commission in 2012 and Chairman of the State Affairs Commission in 2016 —having been de facto leader of North Korea throughout.
  9. ^ 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. Despite its existing status internationally as a somewhat mostly recognised state, it remains an occupied state on the part of Israel in the West Bank.
  10. ^ Montenegro only became independent in 2006.
  11. ^ The seven-member Swiss Federal Council is head of state and government collectively. Within this executive council, the president serves solely in a primus inter pares capacity for one year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taneti Maamau declared new president of Kiribati". Radio New Zealand. Retrieved 10 April 2016.

External links[edit]

  • CIDOB Foundation (in Spanish)—contextualised biographies of world political leaders
  • Portale Storia (in Spanish)—a list of current rulers by country
  • Rulers—a list of rulers throughout time and places
  • WorldStatesmen—an online encyclopedia of the leaders of nations and territories