Top 10 youngest heads of state

A couple of centuries ago, in many countries of the world, a situation could arise whereby the head of the state turns out to be a baby. However, today such options are unthinkable even in those few countries where the monarchy is preserved.

The post of the head of the state most often gets to the person experienced and authoritative. And such qualities, as is known, come with age. Meanwhile, there are leaders who, for one reason or another, came to power quite early. They are now gathered in our Top-10 most young heads of state.


  • 10. Victor Ponta
  • 9. Tatiana Turanskaya
  • 8. Araik Harutyunyan
  • 7. Joseph Muscat
  • 6. Andri Radzuelina
  • 5. Sigmundur David Gunnlauggson
  • 4. Atifete Yahyag
  • 3. Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk
  • 2. Tamimbin Hamad Al Thani
  • 1. Kim Jong Un QD

10. Victor Ponta

The Romanian Prime Minister was born in 1972, by the time he joined his current position in 2012, he turned 40 years old. By education Ponta is a lawyer, and during his career he managed to work as a prosecutor, including in the Supreme Court of Romania.

9. Tatiana Turanskaya

This year the Moldovan government will celebrate its 41st birthday. Despite the fact that Tatyana was born in Ukraine, she managed to work hard and fruitfully for the benefit of the Moldavian Republic, whose government eventually led.

8. Araik Harutyunyan

The Prime Minister of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is 39 years old. The economist by education Harutyunyan worked in the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and also held the post of manager of the branch of "Armagrobank".In his current position, the prime minister has been working since 2007, at the time of appointment, he is already 34 years old.

7. Joseph Muscat

The Prime Minister of Malta is 39 years old, in office he joined in 2013.In this position, he replaced the 60-year-old Lawrence Gonzi, becoming the youngest prime minister in the history of the independent Maltese republic.

6. Andri Radzuelin

The 39-year-old politician holds the position of President of the Supreme Transitional Administration of Madagascar. He is the head of state with limited rights in the law, but not limited in executive and judicial power.

5. Sigmundur David Gunnlauggson

The Prime Minister of Iceland was born in 1975 and at the time of taking office he turned 38 years old. Gunnlaugsson is a hereditary politician, his father was repeatedly elected to parliament. The first step in the new post on the part of the prime minister was the suspension of the negotiations on Iceland's accession to the EU.

4. Atifete Yahyaga

The President of the Republic of Kosovo is 38 years old. She took her post in 2011.This charming woman had previously held the post of deputy chief of police in the high rank of major general.

3. Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk

The fifth king of Bhutan joined the throne at the age of 27 after his father's abdication in 2006.Namgyal studied at colleges of Great Britain and the USA, actively participated in international forums and conferences. Until 2011 Namgyal was considered the youngest ruler in the world.

2. Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

In June 2010, the 33-year-old became the fourth emir of Qatar. Prince was educated in the UK and actively participated in the governance of the country during the reign of his father. The Emir devotes much time to promoting sports in the country and even put forward the capital of Qatar as a candidate for hosting the Olympics.

1. Kim Jong-un

The youngest head of state is the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Labor Party of North Korea. Kim Jong-un inherited the reins from the deceased Kim Jong Il in December 2011 at the age of 29 years.