List of state leaders in the 21st century

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State leaders: 1951–2000State leaders by year

This is a list of state leaders in the 21st century (2001–present) AD, such as the heads of state, heads of government, or the general secretaries of single-party states.

These polities are generally sovereign states, including states with limited recognition (when recognised by at least one UN member state), but excludes minor dependent territories, whose leaders can be found listed under territorial governors in the 21st century. For completeness, these lists can include colonies, protectorates, or other dependent territories that have since gained sovereignty.


Africa: Central[edit]

post currently abolished
post currently abolished

Africa: East[edit]

post currently abolished
post currently abolished

Africa: Northcentral[edit]

  • President of the General National Congress of Libya (2013–2014)
  • Contesting Chairman of the 2014 General National Congress of Libya (2014–2016)

Africa: Northeast[edit]

Africa: Northwest[edit]

Africa: South[edit]

  • Ntfombi, Queen Regent (1983–1986), Ndlovukati (1983–present)
post currently abolished

Africa: West[edit]

post currently abolished
  • Yahya Jammeh, Chairman of the Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council (1994–1996), President (1996–2017)
  • Adama Barrow, President (2017–present)
post currently abolished


Americas: Caribbean[edit]

Americas: Central[edit]

Americas: North[edit]

Americas: South[edit]


Asia: Central[edit]

  • Emomali Rahmon, Chairman of the Supreme Assembly (1992–1994), President (1994–present)

Asia: East[edit]

  • Jiang Zemin, General Secretary (1989–2002), paramount leader (1989–2002)
  • Hu Jintao, General Secretary (2002–2012), paramount leader (2002–2012)
  • Xi Jinping, General Secretary (2012–present), paramount leader (2012–present)

Asia: Southeast[edit]

  • Hun Sen, Prime minister (1998–present)

Asia: South[edit]

post currently abolished
  • Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

Asia: West[edit]

Prime minister office abolished in 2018.
Houthi takeover in Yemen


Europe: Balkans[edit]

Europe: British Isles[edit]

Europe: Central[edit]

Europe: East[edit]

Baltic states

Non-Baltic states

Europe: Nordic[edit]

Europe: Southcentral[edit]

Europe: Southwest[edit]

Europe: West[edit]

  • Henri, Grand Duke (2000–present)

Eurasia: Caucasus[edit]


See also[edit]