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Top 20 Longest Serving Presidents in the World

/ July 16, 2014

World’s Longest Serving Presidents

American author, speaker and pastor once said, “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” The welfare of the citizens of a nation depends greatly on its leader. But most of these leaders don’t want to let go of the power because of greed. Many of the longest-serving Presidents are from Africa.

Below is the list of the 20 Longest-Serving Non-Royal Leaders in the world.

20. Denis Sassou Nguesso – Republic of Congo: 16 years in power

This Congolese politician is the current President of the Republic of Congo. He has been serving the nation in this capacity since 25th October 1997.

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19. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson – Iceland: 17 years in power

Olafur Ragnar Grimsson has been serving as the President of Iceland since 1st August 1996.

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