The youngest presidents whose age is no obstacle to govern countries

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This was determined by history that the main positions in the world are occupied by people who already have grey hair. They seem smart and experienced to us. But, as the experience of many countries shows, even a young politician can become an effective government official.

Joy-pup has already told about the greatest women in the world. And now we decided to prove that age doesn’t matter, and made the rating of TOP-10 young presidents.

Emmanuel Macron, France

 Emmanuel Macron, France
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Assumed presidency at the age of 39

He is the youngest president of France after Napoleon. The politician managed to earn the trust of citizens with his campaign and now his name often appears on the pages of world tabloids. By the way, he is married to a woman who was his teacher. Macron regards “listening to people” as his duty.

Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar

Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar
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Assumed presidency at the age of 33

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has been the head of Qatar since 2013. He took the presidency from his father and managed to turn Qatar into one of the most prosperous and richest countries in the world. The Sheikh also was instrumental in obtaining the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Kim Jong-un, North Korea

Kim Jong-un, North Korea
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Assumed presidency at the age of 28

The youngest acting head of state in the world. Kim Jong-un became president when he was 28 years old, immediately after the death of his father. At the moment, he is 35 years old, and he continues governing the most closed country in the world. Under his rule, the politician has been paying maximum attention to the development of nuclear weapons. He is also qualified as the most influential Korean and one of the most influential people in the world.

John Kennedy, USA

John Kennedy, USA

Assumed presidency at the age of 43

We can’t but mention the most famous American president. Kennedy was a World War II veteran and earned many awards. Under his rule, he had been dealing with issues of overcoming racial discrimination and the beginning of the Apollo space program.

Yahya Jammeh, Gambia

Yahya Jammeh, Gambia

Assumed presidency at the age of 29

A young politician won power during the revolution in 1994. In 1996, he became a lawfully elected president, after which he had been re-elected twice. Under his rule (until 2017), Yahya Jammeh prioritized stabilization of the situation in the country and couldn’t stand criticism at all.

Joseph Kabila, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Joseph Kabila

Assumed presidency at the age of 30

He took up the position of the DRC president in 2001 after his father Laurent Kabila was assassinated. Joseph continues governing until now, but in 2006 he was elected under democratic principles. Under his rule, Joseph Kaliba became famous for actively developing infrastructure projects and extractive industries.

Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia

Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia
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Assumed presidency at the age of 37

The politician became the President of Georgia in 2004 and turned to be the youngest head of state in Europe. He was elected for a second term in 2008. During his presidency, Saakashvili had made a number of serious revolutionary changes in the country, which caused a strong reaction in the world.

Faure Gnassingbé, Togo

Faure Gnassingbé

Assumed presidency at the age of 39

The politician became president of Togo after the death of his father on February 5, 2005. But since other African countries doubted the legitimacy of the assignment, he had to resign and call an election. He was elected as president In the same year and continues governing the state until now.

Carlos Alvarado Quesada, Costa Rica

Carlos Alvarado Quesada, Costa Rica
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Assumed presidency at the age of 39

Before becoming a president, he made a successful political and literary career. Carlos Alvarado Quesada has released a collection of short stories and several historical novels.

Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine
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Assumed presidency at the age of 41

Creative director of the studio “Quarter 95” took the presidency in 2019  by a huge margin from his opponent. Before coming into politics, Zelensky has created lots of films, and also won many world awards in the field of art.

Sebastian Kurz, Austria

Sebastian Kurz, Austria
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Assumed presidency at the age of 31

Sebastian Kurz was designated to the post of Federal Chancellor of Austria on October 15, 2017. On December 18, he took the oath, thus becoming the youngest head of government in the world. Kurz could not hold his post for long, because 1.5 years after his election, the parliament passed a vote of no confidence in the chancellor, based on the Ibiza Gate scandal. As a result, Sebastian made a decision to resign.

Justin Trudeau, Canada

Justin Trudeau, Canada
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Assumed presidency at the age of 44

The young politician began his career promotion as the leader of the Liberal Party. In 2015, he became the Prime Minister of Canada, as well as the Minister for Youth and Intergovernmental Affairs. Trudeau’s cabinet figured in history as Canada’s first gender-balanced cabinet. There is an even number of men and women, as well as a great ethnic diversity.