The List

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  1. Helle Thorning-Schmidt
    Helle Thorning-Schmidt Prime Minister of Denmark
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  2. Wangchuck
    Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck King of Bhutan
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  3. Nieto
    Enrique Peña Nieto
    President of Mexico
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  4. Felipe VI
    Felipe VI King of Spain
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  5. Kabila
    Joseph Kabila President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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  6. Kirchner
    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner President of Argentina
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  7. Henri
    Henri Grand Duke of Luxembourg
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  8. Correa
    Rafael Correa President of Ecuador
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  9. Loong
    Lee Hsien Loong Prime Minister of Singapore
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  10. Alexis Tsipras
    Alexis Tsipras Prime Minister of Greece
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  11. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic
    Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic President of Croatia
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  12. Medvedev
    Dmitry Medvedev Prime Minister of Russia
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  13. Tong
    Anote Tong President of Kiribati
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  14. Taavi Rõivas
    Taavi Rõivas Prime Minister of Estonia
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  15. Lukashenko
    Alexander Lukashenko President of Belarus
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  16. Obama
    Barack Obama President of the United States of America
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  17. Simpson Miller
    Portia Simpson-Miller Prime Minister of Jamaica
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  18. Skerrit
    Roosevelt Skerrit Prime Minister of Dominica
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  19. Coelho
    Pedro Passos Coelho Prime Minister of Portugal
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  20. Goodluck Jonathan
    Goodluck Jonathan President of Nigeria
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  21. Humala
    Ollanta Humala President of Peru
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  22. Mahama
    John Dramani Mahama President of Ghana
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  23. Ying-jeou
    Ma Ying-jeou President of Taiwan
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  24. Johannesen
    Kaj Leo Johannesen Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
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  25. Kamla
    Kamla Persad-Bissessar Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
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  26. Neves
    José Maria Neves Prime Minister of Cape Verde
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  27. Dukanovic
    Milo Đukanović Prime Minister of Montenegro
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  28. Viktor Orbán
    Viktor Orbán Prime Minister of Hungary
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  29. Nkurunziza
    Pierre Nkurunziza President of Burundi
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  30. Mori
    Manny Mori President of the Federated States of Micronesia
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  31. Khama
    Ian Khama President of Botswana
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  32. José Mário Vaz
    José Mário Vaz President of Guinea-Bissau
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  33. Morales
    Evo Morales President of Bolivia
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  34. Putin
    Vladimir Putin President of Russia
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  35. Tony Abbott
    Tony Abbott Prime Minister of Australia
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  36. Key
    John Key Prime Minister of New Zealand
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  37. Netanyahu
    Benjamin Netanyahu Prime Minister of Israel
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  38. Salvador Sánchez Cerén
    Salvador Sánchez Cerén President of El Salvador
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  39. Joko Widodo
    Joko Widodo President of Indonesia
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  40. Mark Rutte
    Mark Rutte Prime Minister of the Netherlands
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  41. Ouattara
    Alassane Ouattara President of Ivory Coast
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  42. Abdullah II
    Abdullah II King of Jordan
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  43. Gusmão
    Xanana Gusmão Prime Minister of East Timor
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  44. Nguesso
    Denis Sassou Nguesso President of the Republic of the Congo
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  45. Zardari
    Asif Ali Zardari President of Pakistan
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  46. Matteo Renzi
    Matteo Renzi Prime Minister of Italy
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  47. Berdimuhamedov
    Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov President of Turkmenistan
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  48. Afewerki
    Isaias Afewerki President of Eritrea
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  49. Ewa Kopacz
    Ewa Kopacz Prime Minister of Poland
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  50. Martelly
    Michel Martelly President of Haiti
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  51. Alexander Stubb
    Alexander Stubb Prime Minister of Finland
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  52. Remengesau
    Tommy Remengesau President of Palau
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  53. Plevneliev
    Rosen Plevneliev President of Bulgaria
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  54. Kikwete
    Jakaya Kikwete President of Tanzania
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  55. dos Santos
    José Eduardo dos Santos President of Angola
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  56. Abe
    Shinzō Abe Prime Minister of Japan
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  57. David Cameron
    David Cameron Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
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  58. Qaboos
    Qaboos bin Said al Said Sultan of Oman
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  59. Rousseff
    Dilma Rousseff President of Brazil
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  60. Desi Bouterse
    Dési Bouterse President of Suriname
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  61. Sihamoni
    Norodom Sihamoni King of Cambodia
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  62. Papoulias
    Karolos Papoulias President of Greece
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  63. Rajoy
    Mariano Rajoy Prime Minister of Spain
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  64. Mbasogo
    Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo President of Equatorial Guinea
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  65. Hans-Adam II
    Hans-Adam II Prince of Liechtenstein
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  66. Mitchell
    Keith Mitchell Prime Minister of Grenada
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  67. Albert II
    Albert II Prince of Monaco
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  68. Molina
    Otto Pérez Molina President of Guatemala
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  69. Douglas
    Denzil Douglas Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis
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  70. Faymann
    Werner Faymann Chancellor of Austria
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  71. Kenny
    Enda Kenny Taoiseach of Ireland
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  72. Margrethe II
    Margrethe II Queen of Denmark
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  73. Ghani
    Ashraf Ghani President of Afghanistan
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  74. Mohammed VI
    Mohammed VI King of Morocco
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  75. Silva
    Aníbal Cavaco Silva President of Portugal
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  76. Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta
    Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta President of Mali
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  77. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
    Abdel Fattah el-Sisi President of Egypt
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  78. Geun-hye
    Park Geun-hye President of South Korea
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  79. Hinds
    Sam Hinds Prime Minister of Guyana
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  80. Abdulla Yameen
    Abdulla Yameen President of the Maldives
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  81. Haider al-Abadi
    Haider al-Abadi Prime Minister of Iraq
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  82. Michelle Bachelet
    Michelle Bachelet President of Chile
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  83. Horacio Cartes
    Horacio Cartes President of Paraguay
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  84. Nishani
    Bujar Nishani President of Albania
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  85. Aziz
    Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz President of Mauritania
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  86. Sejdiu
    Nikola Gruevski Prime Minister of Macedonia
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  87. Aquino
    Noynoy Aquino President of the Philippines
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  88. Berzins
    Andris Bērziņš President of Latvia
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  89. Issoufou
    Mahamadou Issoufou President of Niger
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  90. Ramgoolam
    Navin Ramgoolam Prime Minister of Mauritius
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  91. Willem-Alexander
    Willem-Alexander King of the Netherlands
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  92. Johnson-Sirleaf
    Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf President of Liberia
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  93. Nazarbayev
    Nursultan Nazarbayev President of Kazakhstan
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  94. Loeak
    Christopher Loeak President of the Marshall Islands
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  95. Wazed
    Sheikh Hasina Wazed Prime Minister of Bangladesh
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  96. Akihito
    Akihito Emperor of Japan
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  97. Christie
    Perry Christie Prime Minister of the Bahamas
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  98. Nikolić
    Tomislav Nikolić President of Serbia
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  99. Rahmon
    Emomalii Rahmon President of Tajikistan
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  100. Halim
    Abdul Halim of Kedah Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia
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  101. Petro Poroshenko
    Petro Poroshenko President of Ukraine
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  102. Maduro
    Nicolás Maduro President of Venezuela
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  103. Medina
    Danilo Medina President of the Dominican Republic
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  104. Al Khalifah
    Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah King of Bahrain
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  105. Solberg
    Erna Solberg Prime Minister of Norway
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  106. Didier Burkhalter
    Didier Burkhalter President of Switzerland
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  107. Museveni
    Yoweri Museveni President of Uganda
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  108. Pinto da Costa
    Manuel Pinto da Costa President of São Tomé and Príncipe
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  109. Queen Elizabeth
    Elizabeth II Queen regnant of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms
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  110. Abela
    George Abela President of Malta
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  111. Rouhani
    Hassan Rouhani President of Iran
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  112. Boni
    Yayi Boni President of Benin
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  113. Ponta
    Victor Ponta Prime Minister of Romania
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  114. Harper
    Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada
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  115. Charles Michel
    Charles Michel Prime Minister of Belgium
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  116. Hollande
    François Hollande President of France
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  117. Juan Carlos Varela
    Juan Carlos Varela President of Panama
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  118. Spencer
    Baldwin Spencer Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda
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  119. Jammeh
    Yahya Jammeh President of The Gambia
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  120. Yadav
    Ram Baran Yadav President of Nepal
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  121. Koroma
    Ernest Bai Koroma President of Sierra Leone
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  122. Gnassingbé
    Faure Gnassingbé President of Togo
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  123. Robert Fico
    Robert Fico Prime Minister of Slovakia
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  124. Narendra Modi
    Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India
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  125. Elbegdorj
    Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj President of Mongolia
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  126. Uribe
    Juan Manuel Santos President of Colombia
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  127. Abbas
    Mahmoud Abbas President of the Palestinian National Authority
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  128. Giorgi Margvelashvili
    Giorgi Margvelashvili President of Georgia
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  129. Luis Guillermo Solís
    Luis Guillermo Solís President of Costa Rica
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  130. Angela Merkel
    Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany
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  131. Ahmet Davutoğlu
    Ahmet Davutoğlu; Prime Minister of Turkey
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  132. Desalegn
    Hailemariam Desalegn Prime Minister of Ethiopia
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  133. Barrow
    Dean Barrow Prime Minister of Belize
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  134. Dũng
    Nguyễn Tấn Dũng Prime Minister of Vietnam
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  135. D.M. Jayaratne
    D. M. Jayaratne Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
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  136. Al-Sabah
    Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Emir of Kuwait
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  137. Sellal
    Abdelmalek Sellal Prime Minister of Algeria
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  138. Juan Orlando Hernández
    Juan Orlando Hernández President of Honduras
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  139. Biya
    Paul Biya President of Cameroon
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  140. O’Neill
    Peter O’Neill Prime Minister of Papau New Guinea
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  141. Pope Francis
    Pope Francis Sovereign of Vatican City
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  142. Ader
    János Áder President of Hungary
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  143. Ortega
    Daniel Ortega President of Nicaragua
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  144. Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf
    Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf Prime Minister of Mauritania
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  145. Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud
    Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud President of Somalia
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  146. Michel
    James Michel President of the Seychelles
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  147. Bouteflika
    Abdelaziz Bouteflika President of Algeria
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  148. Kenyatta
    Uhuru Kenyatta President of Kenya
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  149. Freundel Stuart
    Freundel Stuart Prime Minister of Barbados
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  150. Mswati
    Mswati III King of Swaziland
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  151. Leancă
    Iurie Leancă Prime Minister of Moldova
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  152. Karimov
    Islam Karimov President of Uzbekistan
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  153. Gauck
    Joachim Gauck President of Germany
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  154. Miro Cerar
    Miro Cerar Prime Minister of Slovenia
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  155. Pohamba
    Hifikepunye Pohamba President of Namibia
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  156. Higgins
    Michael Higgins President of Ireland
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  157. Banda
    Joyce Banda President of Malawi
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  158. Dhoinine
    Ikililou Dhoinine President of Comoros
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  159. Gunnlaugsso
    Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsso Prime Minister of Iceland
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  160. Rasizade
    Artur Rasizade Prime Minister of Azerbaijan
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  161. Anthony
    Kenny Anthony Prime Minister of St. Lucia
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  162. Guebuza
    Armando Guebuza President of Mozambique
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  163. Grybauskaitė
    Dalia Grybauskaitė President of Lithuania
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  164. Tammam Salam
    Tammam Salam President of Lebanon (Acting)
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  165. Zeman
    Miloš Zeman President of the Czech Republic
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  166. Nahyan
    Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan President of the United Arab Emirates
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  167. Napolitano
    Giorgio Napolitano President of Italy
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  168. Conde
    Alpha Condé President of Guinea
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  169. Adulyadej
    Bhumibol Adulyadej King of Thailand
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  170. Rajoelina
    Andry Rajoelina President of the High Transition of Authority of Madagascar
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  171. Letsie
    Letsie III King of Lesotho
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  172. Sargsyan
    Serzh Sargsyan President of Armenia
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  173. Anastasiades
    Nicos Anastasiades President of Cyprus
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  174. Ondimbo
    Ali Bongo Ondimba President of Gabon
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  175. Guelleh
    Ismail Omar Guelleh President of Djibouti
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  176. Malielegaoi
    Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi Prime Minister of Samoa
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  177. Bolkiah
    Hassanal Bolkiah Sultan of Brunei
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  178. Gustaf
    Carl XVI Gustaf King of Sweden
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  179. Harald V
    Harald V King of Norway
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  180. al-Bashir
    Omar al-Bashir President of Sudan
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  181. King Salman
    Salman King of Saudi Arabia
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  182. Jinping
    Xi Jinping President of China
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  183. Idriss Déby
    Idriss Déby President of Chad
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  184. Michel Djotodia
    Michel Djotodia President of the Central African Republic
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  185. Raúl Castro
    Raúl Castro President of Cuba
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  186. Vjekoslav Bevanda
    Vjekoslav Bevanda Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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  187. Bashar al Assad
    Bashar al Assad President of Syria
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  188. Thein Sein
    Thein Sein President of Myanmar
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  189. Sall
    Macky Sall President of Senegal
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  190. Waqa
    Baron Waqa President of the Republic of Nauru
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  191. Jacob Zuma
    Jacob Zuma President of South Africa
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  192. Kagame
    Paul Kagame President of Rwanda
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  193. Thongsing Thammavong
    Thongsing Thammavong Prime Minister of Laos
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  194. Sata
    Michael Sata President of Zambia
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  195. Mujica
    José Mujica President of Uruguay
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  196. Aliyev
    Ilham Aliyev President of Azerbaijan
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  197. Khalifa
    Hamad bin Khalifa Emir of Qatar
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  198. Mugabe
    Robert Mugabe President of Zimbabwe
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  199. Jong-un
    Kim Jong-un Supreme Leader of North Korea
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2,814 comments

  1. Ha. Neat little list. I’m thinking the woman from Croatia should be number 1, but I agree that Kim Jong Fat should be last. I feel sad for the Uruguayan president being so low….sure he’s no male model, but he’s such a nice guy. I guess if you make a “nice guy” list, you can put him higher. Fun list. Thanks

  2. So… how is it that Barack Obama is up in the teens while Joko Widodo is number 40?? He just looks like a sad version of Barack…

  3. I strongly disagree with much of this, but I don’t even know where to start, so for now let me ask:

    Does anyone else see an old Lena Dunham in Chancellor Merkel?? TWINSIES.

  4. #14 and #15 are not that attractive. #14 has eyes that are way too close together and #15 has a comb-over. More attractive than Barrack Obama? I think not.

    1. Thanks, this is addressed in our FAQ. Frankly, the name “Hottest Heads of State and Government” just isn’t very catchy, and kinda long for a web address.

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