The World’s Leaders: A List – D

Continuation of A, B and C.

[Edit 1 Jul 2022: the leaders of Donetsk have been added, as it seems to be a de facto state.]

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s current state leaders are President Félix Tshisekedi (born 1963), who assumed office on 24 January 2019; and Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde (born 1977), who assumed office on 26 April 2021.

Félix Tshisekedi

Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde

Living is former President Joseph Kabila (born 1971), who held office from 17 January 2001 until 24 January 2019.

Joseph Kabila

Also living is former Chairman of the Board of Commissioners-General Albert Ndele (born 1930), who held office from 20 September 1960 until 3 October 1960 (when the country was called Republic of the Congo).

Albert Ndele

Also living are former First State Commissioners Léon Kengo wa Dondo (born 1935), who held office from 5 November 1982 until 31 October 1986, and again from 26 November 1988 until 4 May 1990 (both times when the country was called Zaire); and Mabi Mulumba (born 1981), who held office from 22 January 1987 until 7 March 1988 (when the country was called Zaire).

Léon Kengo wa Dondo

Mabi Mulumba

Also living are former Prime Ministers Lunda Bululu (born 1942), who held office from 5 July 1990 until 1 April 1991 (when the country was called Zaire); Léon Kengo wa Dondo (born 1935), who held office from 6 July 1994 until 2 April 1997 (when the country was called Zaire); Likulia Bolongo (born 1939), who held office from 9 April 1997 until 16 May 1997 (when the country was called Zaire); Adolphe Muzito (born 1947), who held office from 10 October 2008 until 6 March 2012; Matata Ponyo Mapon (born 1964), who held office from 18 April 2012 until 17 November 2016; Samy Badibanga (born 1962), who held office from 17 November 2016 until 18 May 2017; Bruno Tshibala (born 1956), who held office from 18 May 2017 until 7 September 2019; and Sylvestre Ilunga (born 1947), who held office from 7 September 2019 until 26 April 2021.

Lunda Bululu

Léon Kengo wa Dondo

Likulia Bolongo

Adolphe Muzito

Matata Ponyo Mapon

Samy Badibanga

Bruno Tshibala

Sylvestre Ilunga

DENMARK

The Kingdom of Denmark’s current state leaders are Queen Margrethe II (born 1940), who assumed the throne on 14 January 1972; and Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen (born 1977), who assumed office on 27 June 2019.

Margrethe II

Mette Frederiksen

Living are former Prime Ministers Poul Nyrup Rasmussen (born 1943), who held office from 25 January 1993 until 27 November 2001; Anders Fogh Rasmussen (born 1953), who held office from 27 November 2001 until 5 April 2009; Lars Løkke Rasmussen (born 1964), who held office from 5 April 2009 until 3 October 2011, and again from 28 June 2015 until 27 June 2019; and Helle Thorning-Schmidt (born 1966), who held office from 3 October 2011 until 28 June 2015.

Poul Nyrup Rasmussen

Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Lars Løkke Rasmussen

Helle Thorning-Schmidt

DJIBOUTI

The Republic of Djibouti’s current state leaders are President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (born 1947), who assumed office on 8 May 1999; and Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed (born 1951), who assumed office on 1 April 2013.

Ismaïl Omar Guelleh

Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed

Living are former Prime Ministers Abdallah Mohamed Kamil (born 1936), who held office from 5 February 1978 until 2 October 1978; and Dileita Mohamed Dileita (born 1958), who held office from 7 March 2001 until 1 April 2013.

Abdallah Mohamed Kamil

Dileita Mohamed Dileita

DOMINICA

The Commonwealth of Dominica’s current state leaders are President Charles Savarin (born 1943), who assumed office on 2 October 2013; and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (born 1972), who assumed office on 8 January 2004.

Charles Savarin

Roosevelt Skerrit

Living is former President Eliud Williams (born 1948), who held office from 17 September 2012 until 2 October 2013.

Eliud Williams

Also living are former Prime Ministers Oliver Seraphin (born 1943), who held office from 25 June 1979 until 21 July 1980; and Edison James (born 1943), who held office from 14 June 1995 until 3 February 2000.

Oliver Seraphin

Edison James

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

The Dominican Republic’s current state leader is President Luis Abinader (born 1967), who assumed office on 16 August 2020.

Luis Abinader

Living are former Presidents Leonel Fernández (born 1953), who held office from 16 August 1996 until 16 August 2000, and again from 16 August 2004 until 16 August 2012; Hipólito Mejía (born 1941), who held office from 16 August 2000 until 16 August 2004; and Danilo Medina (born 1951), who held office from 16 August 2012 until 16 August 2020.

Leonel Fernández

Hipólito Mejía

Danilo Medina

DONETSK

The Donetsk People’s Republic’s current state leaders are Head Denis Pushilin (born 1981), who assumed office on 7 September 2018; and Prime Minister Vitaliy Khotsenko (born 1986), who assumed office on 8 June 2022.

Denis Pushilin (cropped, 2022-02-21).jpg
Denis Pushilin

Vitaliy Khotsenko

Living is former Head Dmitry Trapeznikov (born 1981), who held office in an acting capacity from 31 August 2018 until 7 September 2018.

Dmitry Trapeznikov in December 2019.png
Dmitry Trapeznikov

Also living are former Prime Ministers Alexander Borodai (born 1972), who held office from 16 May 2014 until 7 August 2014; Dmitry Trapeznikov (born 1981), who held office in an acting capacity from 31 August 2018 until 7 September 2018; Denis Pushilin (born 1981), who held office in an acting capacity from 7 September 2018 until 18 October 2018; and Alexander Ananchenko (born 1967), who held office from 18 October 2018 until 8 June 2022.

Alexander Borodai (cropped).jpg
Alexander Borodai
Dmitry Trapeznikov in December 2019.png
DMitry Trapeznikov
Denis Pushilin (cropped, 2022-02-21).jpg
Denis Pushilin
Александр Ананченко (cropped).jpg
Alexander Ananchenko

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