The World’s Leaders: A List – G

See A, B, C, D, E and F for the previous parts.

[Edit 20 Sep 2022: Elizabeth II, the queen of Grenada and former queen of The Gambia, Ghana and Guyana, has passed away. She has been succeeded to the Grenadian throne by Charles III. Mohamed Béavogui has stepped down as prime minister of Guinea, and has been succeeded by Bernard Goumou.]

GABON

The Gabonese Republic’s current state leaders are President Ali Bongo Ondimba (born 1959), who assumed office on 16 October 2009; and Prime Minister Rose Christiane Raponda (born 1964), who assumed office on 16 July 2020.

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Ali Bongo Ondimba
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Rose Christiane Raponda

Living is former President Didjob Divungi Di Ndinge (born 1946), who held office in an acting capacity from 6 May 2009 until 10 June 2009.


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Didjob Divungi Di Ndinge

Also living are former Prime Ministers Paulin Obame-Nguema (born 1934), who held office from 2 November 1994 until 23 January 1999; Jean-François Ntoutoume Emane (born 1939), who held office from 23 January 1999 until 20 January 2006; Jean Eyeghé Ndong (born 1946), who held office from 20 January 2006 until 17 July 2009; Paul Biyoghé Mba (born 1953), who held office from 17 July 2009 until 27 Jebruary 2012; Raymond Ndong Sima (born 1955), who held office from 27 February 2012 until 27 January 2014; Daniel Ona Ondo (born 1945), who held office from 27 January 2014 until 29 September 2016; and Julien Nkoghe Bekale (born 1962), who held office from 12 January 2019 until 16 July 2020.

Paulin Obame-Nguema


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Jean-François Ntoutoume Emane
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Jean Eyeghé Ndong
Paul Biyoghé Mba
Raymond Ndong Sima

Daniel Ona Ondo

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Julien Nkoghe Bekale

THE GAMBIA

The Republic of The Gambia’s current state leader is President Adama Barrow (born 1965), who assumed office on 19 January 2017.

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Adama Barrow

Living is former Chairman of the Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council and President Yahya Jammeh (born 1965), who held office from 22 July 1994 until 6 November 1996 (as Chairman) and from 6 November 1996 until 19 January 2017 (as President).

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Yahya Jammeh

GEORGIA

The Republic of Georgia’s current state leaders are President Salome Zourabichvili (born 1952), who assumed office on 16 December 2018; and Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili (born 1982), who assumed office on 22 February 2021 (and previously held office from 20 November 2013 until 30 December 2015).

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Salome Zourabichvili
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Irakli Garibashvili

Living are former Presidents Nino Burjanadze (born 1964), who held office in an acting capacity from 23 November 2003 until 25 January 2004, and again from 25 November 2007 until 20 January 2008; Mikheil Saakashvili (born 1967), who held office from 25 January 2004 until 25 November 2007, and again from 20 January 2008 until 17 November 2013; and Giorgi Margvelashvili (born 1969), who held office from 17 November 2013 until 16 December 2018.

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Nino Burjanadze
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Mikheil Saakashvili
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Giorgi Margvelashvili

Also living are former Prime Ministers Besarion Gugushvili (born 1945), who held office from 26 August 1991 until 6 January 1992; Niko Lekishvili (born 1947), who held office from 8 December 1995 until 26 July 1998 (as State Minister); Vazha Lortkipanidze (born 1949), who held office from 31 July 1998 until 11 May 2000 (as State Minister); Avtandil Jorbenadze (born 1951), who held office from 21 December 2001 until 23 November 2003 (as State Minister); Mikheil Saakashvili (born 1967), who held office in an acting capacity from 3 February 2005 until 17 February 2005; Zurab Nogaideli (born 1964), who held office from 17 February 2005 until 16 November 2007; Giorgi Baramidze (born 1968), who held office in an acting capacity from 16 November 2007 until 22 November 2007; Lado Gurgenidze (born 1970), who held office from 22 November 2007 until 1 November 2008; Grigol Mgaloblishvili (born 1973), who held office from 1 November 2008 until 6 February 2009; Nika Gilauri (born 1975), who held office from 6 February 2009 until 4 July 2012; Vano Merabishvili (born 1968), who held office from 4 July 2012 until 25 October 2012; Bidzina Ivanishvili (born 1956), who held office from 25 October 2012 until 20 November 2013; Giorgi Kvirikashvili (born 1967), who held office from 30 December 2015 until 13 June 2018; Mamuka Bakhtadze (born 1982), who held office from 20 June 2018 until 2 September 2019; and Giorgi Gakharia (born 1975), who held office from 8 September 2019 until 18 February 2021.

Besarion Gugushvili

Niko Lekishvili

Vazha Lortkipanidze

Avtandil Jorbenadze

Mikheil Saakashvili

Zurab Nogaideli

Giorgi Baramidze

Lado Gurgenidze

Grigol Mgaloblishvili

Nika Gilauri

Vano Merabishvili

Bidzina Ivanishvili

Giorgi Kvirikashvili

Mamuka Bakhtadze

Giorgi Gakharia

GERMANY

The Federal Republic of Germany’s current state leaders are President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (born 1956), who assumed office on 19 March 2017; and Chancellor Olaf Scholz (born 1958), who assumed office on 8 December 2021.

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Frank-Walter Steinmeier
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Olaf Scholz

Living are former Presidents Horst Köhler (born 1943), who held office from 1 July 2004 until 31 May 2010; Christian Wulff (born 1959), who held office from 30 June 2010 until 17 February 2012; and Joachim Gauck (born 1940), who held office from 18 March 2012 until 18 March 2017.

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Horst Köhler
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Christian Wulff
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Joachim Gauck

Also living are former Chancellors Gerhard Schröder (born 1944), who held office from 27 October 1998 until 22 November 2005; and Angela Merkel (born 1954), who held office from 22 November 2005 until 8 December 2021.

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Gerhard Schröder
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Angela Merkel

GHANA

The Republic of Ghana’s current state leader is President Nana Akufo-Addo (born 1944), who assumed office on 7 January 2017.

Nana Akufo-Addo

Living are former Presidents John Kufuor (born 1938), who held office from 7 January 2001 until 7 January 2009; and John Mahama (born 1958), who held office from 24 July 2012 until 7 January 2017.

John Kufuor

John Mahama

GREECE

The Hellenic Republic’s current state leaders are President Katerina Sakellaropoulou (born 1956), who assumed office on 13 March 2020; and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (born 1968), who assumed office on 8 July 2019.

Katerina Sakellaropoulou

Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Living is former King Constantine II (born 1940), who reigned from 6 March 1964 until 1 June 1973.

Constantine II

Also living is former President Prokopis Pavlopoulos (born 1950), who held office from 13 March 2015 until 13 March 2020.

Prokopis Pavlopoulos

Also living are former Prime Ministers Costas Simitis (born 1936), who held office from 22 January 1996 until 10 March 2004; Kostas Karamanlis (born 1956), who held office from 10 March 2004 until 6 October 2009; George Papandreou (born 1952), who held office from 6 October 2009 until 11 November 2011; Lucas Papademos (born 1947), who held office from 11 November 2011 until 16 May 2012; Panagiotis Pikrammenos (born 1945), who held office in a caretaker capacity from 16 May 2012 until 20 June 2012; Antonis Samaras (born 1951), who held office from 20 June 2012 until 26 January 2015; Alexis Tsipras (born 1974), who held office from 26 January 2015 until 27 August 2015, and again from 21 September 2015 until 8 July 2019; and Vassiliki Thanou-Christophilou (born 1950), who held office in a caretaker capacity from 27 August 2015 until 21 September 2015.

Costas Simitis

Kostas Karamanlis

George Papandreou

Lucas Papademos

Panagiotis Pikrammenos

Antonis Samaras

Alexis Tsipras

Vassiliki Thanou-Christophilou

GRENADA

Grenada’s current state leaders are King Charles III (born 1948), who assumed the throne on 8 September 2022; Governor-General Dame Cécile La Grenade (born 1952), who assumed office on 7 May 2013; and Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell (born 1977), who assumed office on 24 June 2022.

Charles III

Dame Cécile La Grenade

Dickon Mitchell

Living is former Governor-General Sir Daniel Williams (born 1935), who held office from 8 August 1996 until 27 November 2008.

Sir Daniel Williams

Also living are former Prime Ministers Bernard Coard (born 1945), who held office from 14 October 1983 until 19 October 1983; Keith Mitchell (born 1946), who held office from 22 June 1995 until 9 July 2008, and again from 20 February 2013 until 24 June 2022; and Tillman Thomas (born 1947), who held office from 9 July 2008 until 20 February 2013.

Bernard Coard

Keith Mitchell

Tillman Thomas

Also living is former Chairman of the Revolutionary Military Council Hudson Austin (born 1938), who held office from 19 October 1983 until 25 October 1983.

Hudson Austin

GUATEMALA

The Republic of Guatemala’s current state leader is President Alejandro Giammattei (born 1956), who assumed office on 14 January 2020.

Alejandro Giammattei

Living are former Presidents Vinicio Cerezo (born 1942), who held office from 14 January 1986 until 14 January 1991; Jorge Serrano Elías (born 1945), who held office from 14 January 1991 until 1 June 1993; Gustavo Adolfo Espina Salguero (born 1946), who held office from 1 June 1993 until 5 June 1993; Alfonso Portillo (born 1951), who held office from 14 January 2000 until 14 January 2004; Óscar Berger (born 1946), who held office from 14 January 2004 until 14 January 2008; Álvaro Colom (born 1951), who held office from 14 January 2008 until 14 January 2012; Otto Pérez Molina (born 1950), who held office from 14 January 2012 until 3 September 2015; Alejandro Maldonado (born 1936), who held office in an acting capacity from 3 September 2015 until 14 January 2016; and Jimmy Morales (born 1969), who held office from 14 January 2016 until 14 January 2020.

Vinicio Cerezo

Jorge Serrano Elías

Gustavo Adolfo Espina Salguero

Alfonso Portillo

Óscar Berger

Álvaro Colom

Otto Pérez Molina

Alejandro Maldonado

Jimmy Morales

GUINEA

The Republic of Guinea’s current state leaders are interim President Mamady Doumbouya (born 1980), who assumed office on 1 October 2021; and Prime Minister Bernard Goumou (born 1960), who assumed office on 16 July 2022.

Mamady Doumbouya

Bernard Goumou

Living are former Presidents Moussa Dadis Camara (born 1964), who held office in an acting capacity from 24 December 2008 until 15 January 2010; Sékouba Konaté (born 1964), who held office in an acting capacity from 3 December 2009 until 21 December 2010; and Alpha Condé (born 1938), who held office from 21 December 2010 until 5 September 2021.

Moussa Dadis Camara

Sékouba Konaté

Alpha Condé

Also living are former Prime Ministers Sidya Touré (born 1945), who held office from 9 July 1996 until 8 March 1999; Lamine Sidimé (born 1944), who held office from 8 March 1999 until 23 February 2004; François Lonseny Fall (born 1949), who held office from 23 February 2004 until 15 July 2004; Cellou Dalein Diallo (born 1952), who held office from 9 December 2004 until 5 April 2006; Lansana Kouyaté (born 1950), who held office from 1 March 2007 until 23 May 2008; Ahmed Tidiane Souaré (born 1951), who held office from 23 May 2008 until 24 December 2008; Kabiné Komara (born 1950), who held office from 30 December 2008 until 26 January 2010; Mohamed Said Fofana (born 1952), who held office from 24 December 2010 until 29 December 2015; Mamady Youla (born 1961), who held office from 29 December 2015 until 24 May 2018; Ibrahima Kassory Fofana (born 1954), who held office from 24 May 2018 until 5 September 2021; and Mohamed Béavogui (born 1953), who held office from 6 October 2021 until 17 July 2022.

Sidya Touré

Lamine Sidimé

François Lonseny Fall

Cellou Dalein Diallo

Lansana Kouyaté

Ahmed Tidiane Souaré

Kabiné Komara

Mohamed Said Fofana

Mamady Youla

Ibrahima Kassory Fofana

Mohamed Béavogui

GUINEA-BISSAU

The Republic of Guinea-Bissau’s current state leaders are President Umaro Sissoco Embaló (born 1972), who assumed office on 27 February 2020; and Prime Minister Nuno Gomes Nabiam (born 1966), who assumed office on 28 February 2020.

Umaro Sissoco Embaló

Nuno Gomes Nabiam

Living are former Presidents Raimundo Pereira (born 1956), who held office in an acting capacity from 3 March 2009 until 8 September 2009, and again from 9 January 2012 until 12 April 2012; and José Mário Vaz (born 1957), who held office from 23 June 2014 until 27 February 2020.

Raimundo Pereira

José Mário Vaz

Also living is former Chairman of the Military Command Mamadu Ture Kuruma (born 1947), who held office from 12 April 2012 until 11 May 2012.

Mamadu Ture Kuruma

Also living are former Prime Ministers Francisco Fadul (born 1953), who held office from 3 December 1998 until 19 February 2000; Faustino Imbali (born 1956), who held office from 21 March 2001 until 9 December 2001, and again from 31 October 2019 until 8 November 2019; Alamara Nhassé (born 1957), who held office from 9 December 2001 unil 17 November 2002; Mário Pires (born 1949), in office from 17 November 2002 until 14 September 2003; Artur Sanhá (born 1965), who held office from 28 September 2003 until 10 May 2004; Carlos Gomes Júnior (born 1949), who held office from 10 May 2004 until 2 November 2005, and again from 2 January 2009 until 10 February 2012; Aristides Gomes (born 1954), who held office from 2 November 2005 until 13 April 2007, and again from 16 April 2018 until 29 October 2019, and again from 8 November 2019 until 28 February 2020; Martinho Ndafa Kabi (born 1957), who held office from 13 April 2007 until 5 August 2008; Adiato Djaló Nandigna (born 1958), who held office in an acting capacity from 10 February 2012 until 12 April 2012; Rui Duarte de Barros (born 1960), who held office in an acting capacity from 16 May 2012 until 3 July 2014; Domingos Simões Pereira (born 1963), who held office from 3 July 2014 until 20 August 2015; Baciro Djá (born 1973), who held office from 20 August 2015 until 17 September 2015, and again from 27 May 2016 until 18 November 2016; Umaro Sissoco Embaló (born 1972), who held office from 18 November 2016 until 16 January 2018; and Artur Silva (born 1956), who held office from 20 January 2018 until 16 April 2018.

Francisco Fadul

Faustino Imbali

Alamara Nhassé

Mário Pires

Artur Sanhá

Carlos Gomes Júnior

Aristides Gomes

Martinho Ndafa Kabi

Adiato Djaló Nandigna

Rui Duarte de Barros

Domingos Simões Pereira

Baciro Djá

Umaro Sissoco Embaló

Artur Silva

GUYANA

The Co-operative Republic of Guyana’s current state leader is President Irfaan Ali (born 1980), who assumed office on 2 August 2020.

Irfaan Ali

Also living are former Presidents Sam Hinds (born 1943), who held office from 6 March 1997 until 19 December 1997; Bharrat Jagdeo (born 1964), who held office from 11 August 1999 until 3 December 2011; Donald Ramotar (born 1950), who held office from 3 December 2011 until 16 May 2015; and David A. Granger (born 1945), who held office from 16 May 2015 until 2 August 2020.

Sam Hinds

Bharrat Jagdeo

Donald Ramotar

David A. Granger

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