Top political leaders of the world, There has been tremendous increase in the number of emerging and prominent political leaders over the last few decades. The most popular and powerful leaders across the world were once part of the political spectrum which has shifted towards populism and nationalism.
When such a trend becomes dominant, any leader who wishes to lead a country becomes vulnerable as any individual or a collective stance against this political leader would be seen as anti-national and would not be accepted by large sections of people. As such, such leaders face an enormous challenge in striking the right balance between keeping their followers in support while also maintaining the support of the people at large.
1. Joe Biden
When Joe Biden won the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential election, American voters were ready to vote for a man who was experienced and prepared to be commander in chief. His election as president was impossible, due to the certainty that it would create a right-wing backlash and generate a conservative backlash that could put Republicans back in charge of the Senate.
No matter how many protesters he held at his rallies, no matter how many people he convinced of his wisdom and even of his charisma, voters in key states chose to choose a man who, for all his qualities, had the courage of his convictions.
2. Imran Khan
Imran Khan and Trump have recently gained fame for their tweets in which they have praised and commented on each other’s policies.The former South Asian cricket star and world renowned philanthropist Imran Khan’s beliefs are relatively similar to that of the American president, but where Trump bases his claims on scripture and piety Imran Khan bases his thoughts on the rule of law, probity and modern Islamic ethics.
Khan is known to not just have a “friendship” with Trump, but to be treated like a family member by the American president. This was clear as Trump visited Pakistan in 2017 to meet Imran Khan, which turned out to be one of his most successful and impactful foreign visits.
3. Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping , one of the world’s most controversial leaders, continues to make headlines with his bold political reforms in the last 30 years and constantly redefining China’s foreign policy. In addition, Xi has transformed China’s political system through the introduction of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, an interpretation of Marxism-Leninism and Mao Zedong Thought.
The 71-year-old leader earned his reputation as an outstanding economic reformer, but has to deal with the fact that over a third of the population, or almost 900 million people, still live below the poverty line.
4. Tayyip Erdogan
The Turkish President is known as a unique personality in the world politics. In terms of power, his voice is beyond the voice of the United States and also world’s first autocrat. Many countries who sympathize with Turkey before, have dumped Erdogan now.
Erdogan has long been a supporter of the Islamic Brotherhood, and after becoming President in 2014, he became the leading advocate for Islamist movements, including Hamas, al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. As the most popular politician of Turkey, he has tried to make a name for himself in political circles worldwide, regardless of his lack of political experience. He has intervened in US presidential elections, and even caused a political ruckus in Britain in 2014.
5. Vladimir Putin
“My father was a butcher, my mother a nurse.” Vladimir Putin An ex-KGB man, defector and a President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin’s story is one that is interwoven with his mother. “My mother was a nurse, she ran a hospital as the only woman doctor in a town of 20,000 people,” Putin has said, “and all of the country’s leaders in the 1950s were her patients, including Stalin.
She treated him twice a week for almost two years.” President Putin has a similarly prickly relationship with his political foes, many of whom accuse him of tyrannical rule over Russia. There is a debate in Russia over whether Putin is either a reformer or a conservative. In terms of his power base, it is clear that Putin is a figure of immense authority and influence.
6. Donald Trump
President Trump Timothy West – Official Bio – CNN What? A man who said he would “bomb the s*** out of” ISIS (yes, he really did) and one who is causing chaos in North America, Europe and the Middle East, has been ranked as the fifth greatest world leader by CNN. Who is Donald Trump? What made him so important that CNN has put him in the ranking of the top 100 most powerful people in the world?
Donald Trump is the 45th and current President of the United States of America. Before becoming President, Trump was a successful property mogul and host of the NBC hit TV show The Apprentice. He has since been dubbed the “Apprentice President” or even the “mad emperor” by media. Born in Queens, New York, in 1946, he is the first of five children.