The List

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  1. Helle Thorning Schmidt
    Helle Thorning-Schimdt, Prime Minister of Denmark

  2. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
    Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan

  3. Enrique Pena Nieto
    Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico

  4. Felipe VI
    Felipe VI, King of Spain

  5. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
    Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President of Argentina

  6. Joseph Kabila
    Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  7. Henri
    Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

  8. Pedro Passos Coelho
    Pedro Passos Coelho, Prime Minister of Portugal

  9. Rafael Correa
    Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador

  10. Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic
    Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, President of Croatia

  11. Alexis Tsipras
    Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece

  12. Dmitry Medvedev
    Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia

  13. Ollanta Humala
    Ollanta Humala, President of Peru

  14. Alexander Lukashenko
    Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus

  15. Barack Obama
    Barack Obama, President of the United States of America

  16. Portia Simpson Miller
    Portia Simpson-Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica

  17. Lee Hsien Loong
    Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore

  18. Chiril Gaburici
    Chiril Gaburici, Prime Minister of Moldova

  19. John Dramani Mahama
    John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana

  20. Taavi Roivas
    Taavi Rõivas, Prime Minister of Estonia

  21. Otto Perez Molina
    Otto Pérez Molina, President of Guatemala

  22. Ma Ying-Jeou
    Ma Ying-jeou, President of Taiwan

  23. Edi Rama
    Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania

  24. Anote Tong
    Anote Tong, President of Kiribati

  25. Roosevelt Skerrit
    Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica

  26. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
    Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, President of Turkmenistan

  27. Kamla Persad-Bissessar
    Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

  28. Mark Rutte
    Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands

  29. Jose Maria Neves
    José Maria Neves, Prime Minister of Cape Verde

  30. Ian Khama
    Ian Khama, President of Botswana

  31. Rosen Plevneliev
    Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria

  32. Kaj Leo Johannesen
    Kaj Leo Johannesen, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands

  33. Vladimir Putin
    Vladimir Putin, President of Russia

  34. Pierre Nkurunziza
    Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Burundi

  35. Jose Mario Vaz
    José Mário Vaz, President of Guinea-Bissau

  36. Viktor Orban
    Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary

  37. Simonetta Sommaruga
    Simonetta Sommaruga, President of Switzerland

  38. Victor Ponta
    Victor Ponta, Prime Minister of Romania

  39. Evo Morales
    Evo Morales, President of Bolivia

  40. Ewa Kopacz
    Ewa Kopacz, Prime Minister of Poland

  41. Milo Đukanović
    Milo Đukanović, Prime Minister of Montenegro

  42. Benjamin Netanyahu
    Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel

  43. Tony Abbott
    Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia

  44. Matteo Renzi
    Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of Italy

  45. Alassane Ouattara
    Alassane Ouattara, President of Ivory Coast

  46. Ranil Wickremesinghe
    Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

  47. Dilma Rousseff
    Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil

  48. John Key
    John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand

  49. Margrethe II
    Margrethe II ,Queen of Denmark

  50. Joko Widodo
    Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia

  51. Abdullah II
    Abdullah II, King of Jordan

  52. Keith Mitchell
    Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada

  53. Jakaya Kikwete
    Jakaya Kikwete, President of Tanzania

  54. David Cameron
    David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

  55. Denis Sassou Nguesso
    Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of the Congo

  56. Desi Bouterse
    Dési Bouterse, President of Suriname

  57. Norodom Sihamoni
    Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia

  58. Shinzo Abe
    Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan

  59. Juha Sipilä
    Juha Sipilä, Prime Minister of Finland

  60. Nursultan Nazarbayev
    Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan

  61. Mariano Rajoy
    Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain

  62. Catherine Samba-Panza
    Catherine Samba-Panza, Acting President of the Central African Republic

  63. Faure Gnassingbe
    Faure Gnassingbé, President of Togo

  64. Sergio Mattarella
    Sergio Mattarella, President of Italy

  65. Werner Faymann
    Werner Faymann, Chancellor of Austria

  66. Klaus Iohannis
    Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania

  67. Enda Kenny
    Enda Kenny, Taoiseach of Ireland

  68. Albert II
    Albert II, Prince of Monaco

  69. Anibal Cavaco Silva
    Aníbal Cavaco Silva, President of Portugal

  70. Sam Hinds
    Sam Hinds, Prime Minister of Guyana

  71. Willem-Alexander
    Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands

  72. Park Geun-hye
    Park Geun-hye, President of South Korea

  73. Haider al-Abadi
    Haider al-Abadi, Prime Minister of Iraq

  74. Jose Eduardo dos Santos
    José Eduardo dos Santos, President of Angola

  75. Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani
    Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar

  76. Rui Maria de Araújo
    Rui Maria de Araújo, Prime Minister of East Timor

  77. Denis Zvizdić
    Denis Zvizdić, Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina

  78. Michel Martelly
    Michel Martelly, President of Haiti

  79. Michelle Bachelet
    Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile

  80. Salvador Sanchez Ceren
    Salvador Sánchez Cerén, President of El Salvador

  81. Tommy Remengesau
    Tommy Remengesau, President of Palau

  82. Isaias Afewerki
    Isaias Afewerki, President of Eritrea

  83. Hans-Adam II
    Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein

  84. Elizabeth II
    Elizabeth II, Queen regnant of the United Kingdom

  85. Hery Rajaonarimampianina
    Hery Rajaonarimampianina, President Madagascar

  86. Ashraf Ghani
    Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan

  87. Akihito
    Akihito, Emperor of Japan

  88. Karolos Papoulias
    Karolos Papoulias, President of Greece

  89. Qaboos bin Said al Said
    Qaboos bin Said al Said, Sultan of Oman

  90. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
    Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, President of Mali

  91. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
    Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt

  92. Abdulla Yameen
    Abdulla Yameen, President of the Maldives

  93. Erna Solberg
    Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway

  94. Yoweri Museveni
    Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda

  95. Charles Michel
    Charles Michel, Prime Minister of Belgium

  96. Francois Hollande
    François Hollande, President of France

  97. Juan Carlos Varela
    Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama

  98. Angela Merkel
    Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

  99. Abdelmalek Sellal
    Abdelmalek Sellal, Prime Minister of Algeria

  100. Abdul Halim of Kedah
    Abdul Halim of Kedah, Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia

  101. Mahamadou Issoufou
    Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger

  102. Stephen Harper
    Stephen Harper , Prime Minister of Canada

  103. Ahmet Davutoglu
    Ahmet Davutoğlu, Prime Minister of Turkey

  104. Narendra Modi
    Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India

  105. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
    Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia

  106. Juan Manuel Santos
    Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia

  107. Mahmoud Abbas
    Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority

  108. James Michel
    James Michel, President of the Seychelles

  109. Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud
    Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, President of Somalia

  110. Horacio Cartes
    Horacio Cartes, President of Paraguay

  111. Bujar Nishani
    Bujar Nishani, President of Albania

  112. Hailemariam Desalegn
    Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia

  113. Hassan Rouhani
    Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran

  114. Tabare Vazquez
    Tabaré Vázquez, President of Uruguay

  115. Kenny Anthony
    Kenny Anthony, Prime Minister of St. Lucia

  116. Nikola Gruevski
    Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of Macedonia

  117. Ali Bongo Ondimba
    Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of Gabon

  118. Danilo Medina
    Danilo Medina, President of the Dominican Republic

  119. Noynoy Aquino
    Noynoy Aquino, President of the Philippines

  120. Mswati III
    Mswati III ,King of Swaziland

  121. Andris Berzins
    Andris Bērziņš, President of Latvia

  122. Pope Francis
    Pope Francis, Sovereign of Vatican City

  123. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
    Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia

  124. Edgar Lungu
    Edgar Lungu, President of Zambia

  125. Mamnoon Hussain
    Mamnoon Hussain, President of Pakistan

  126. Thongsing Thammavong
    Thongsing Thammavong, Prime Minister of Laos

  127. Manuel Pinto da Costa
    Manuel Pinto da Costa, President of São Tomé and Príncipe

  128. Manny Mori
    Manny Mori, President of the Federated States of Micronesia

  129. Christopher Loeak
    Christopher Loeak, President of the Marshall Islands

  130. Emomalii Rahmon
    Emomalii Rahmon, President of Tajikistan

  131. Perry Christie
    Perry Christie, Prime Minister of the Bahamas

  132. Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah
    Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah, King of Bahrain

  133. Sheikh Hasina Wazed
    Sheikh Hasina Wazed, Prime Minister of Bangladesh

  134. Ernest Bai Koroma
    Ernest Bai KoromaPresident of Sierra Leone

  135. Tomislav Nikolic
    Tomislav Nikolić, President of Serbia

  136. Petro Poroshenko
    Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine

  137. Nicolas Maduro
    Nicolás Maduro, President of Venezuela

  138. George Abela
    George Abela, President of Malta

  139. Yayi Boni
    Yayi Boni, President of Benin

  140. Robert Fico
    Robert Fico, Prime Minister of Slovakia

  141. Dalia Grybauskaite
    Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of Lithuania

  142. Giorgi Margvelashvili
    Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia

  143. Luis Guillermo Solis
    Luis Guillermo Solís , President of Costa Rica

  144. Dean Barrow
    Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize

  145. Freundel Stuart
    Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados

  146. Salman
    Salman, King of Saudi Arabia

  147. Nguyen Tan Dung
    Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, Prime Minister of Vietnam

  148. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
    Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea

  149. Mohammed VI
    Mohammed VI, King of Morocco

  150. Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
    Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait

  151. Juan Orlando Hernandez
    Juan Orlando Hernández, President of Honduras

  152. Timothy Harris
    Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis

  153. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
    Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of Mauritania

  154. Peter O’Neill
    Peter O’Neill, Prime Minister of Papau New Guinea

  155. Janos Ader
    János Áder, President of Hungary

  156. Daniel Ortega
    Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua

  157. Abdelaziz Bouteflika
    Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria

  158. Uhuru Kenyatta
    Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya

  159. Islam Karimov
    Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan

  160. Ismail Omar Guelleh
    Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti

  161. Miro Cerar
    Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of Slovenia

  162. Hifikepunye Pohamba
    Hifikepunye Pohamba, President of Namibia

  163. Michael Higgins
    Michael Higgins, President of Ireland

  164. Ikililou Dhoinine
    Ikililou Dhoinine, President of Comoros

  165. Armando Guebuza
    Armando Guebuza, President of Mozambique

  166. Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsso
    Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsso, Prime Minister of Iceland

  167. Artur Rasizade
    Artur Rasizade, Prime Minister of Azerbaijan

  168. Tammam Salam
    Tammam Salam, President of Lebanon (Acting)

  169. Miloš Zeman
    Miloš Zeman, President of the Czech Republic

  170. Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
    Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates

  171. Gaston Browne
    Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda

  172. Joyce Banda
    Joyce Banda, President of Malawi

  173. Joachim Gauck
    Joachim Gauck, President of Germany

  174. Alpha Conde
    Alpha Condé, President of Guinea

  175. Bhumibol Adulyadej
    Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand

  176. Letsie III
    Letsie III, King of Lesotho

  177. Serzh Sargsyan
    Serzh Sargsyan, President of Armenia

  178. Nicos Anastasiades
    Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus

  179. Hassanal Bolkiah
    Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei

  180. Idriss Deby
    Idriss Déby, President of Chad

  181. Carl XVI Gustaf
    Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden

  182. Anerood Jugnauth
    Anerood Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius

  183. Harald V
    Harald V, King of Norway

  184. Omar al-Bashir
    Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan

  185. Jacob Zuma
    Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa

  186. Raul Castro
    Raúl Castro, President of Cuba

  187. Bashar al Assad
    Bashar al Assad, President of Syria

  188. Thein Sein
    Thein Sein, President of Myanmar

  189. Macky Sall
    Macky Sall, President of Senegal

  190. Paul Kagame
    Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda

  191. Xi Jinping
    Xi Jinping, President of China

  192. Baron Waqa
    Baron Waqa, President of the Republic of Nauru

  193. Robert Mugabe
    Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe

  194. Ilham Aliyev
    Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan

  195. Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi
    Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa

  196. Kim Jong-un
    Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of North Korea


  1. 114. Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of ‘Macedonia’

    There is no official recognized state by this name.
    The country you want to mention is called FYROM (Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia).
    Macedonia is a region in Northern Greece. In the history, Macedonia has been the origin of Alexander the Great, the most famous Greek ever.

  2. Hmm It seems there is a clear political motivation behind this list. Otherwise, I cannot understand how Spanish premier Mariano Rajoy can be in position nr 60. I would definitevely put him after Bashar al Assad… and probably also Kim Jong Un, if it is up to me.

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