Thursday, February 04, 2016

Long lead

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1 Fidel Castro Cuba
First Secretary
Prime Minister
President
Maximum Leader 16 February 1959 19 April 2011 52 years, 62 days

2 Chiang Kai-shek Republic of China (1912–1949)
 Republic of China on Taiwan (1949–present)
Chairman of the National Government
Premier/Director-General
Generalissimo
President
9 July 1926     15 December 1931 (1st time)
6 March 1932 21 January 1949 (2nd time)
1 March 1950 5 April 1975 (3rd time)
46 years, 82 days

3 Kim Il-sung North Korea
General Secretary
Premier
President
Generalissimo 9 September 1948 8 July 1994 45 years, 302 days

4 Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal Mongolian People's Republic
General Secretary
Prime Minister
President 8 April 1940 23 August 1984 44 years, 137 days

5 Muammar Gaddafi Libyan Arab Republic
 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Brotherly Leader and Guide of the Revolution
Chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council
Secretary General of the General People's Congress
Prime Minister 1 September 1969 23 August 2011 41 years, 356 days

6 Omar Bongo Gabon President 2 December 1967 6 May 2009 41 years, 155 days

7 Paul Biya Cameroon Prime Minister
President 30 June 1975 present 40 years, 214 days

8 Enver Hoxha People's Republic of Albania
 People's Socialist Republic of Albania
Prime Minister
First Secretary 22 October 1944 11 April 1985 40 years, 171 days

9 Mohamed Abdelaziz Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
General Secretary
President 30 August 1976 present 39 years, 153 days

10 Francisco Franco Spanish State
Generalísimo
Head of State
Caudillo
Prime Minister 1 October 1936 20 November 1975 39 years, 50 days

11 Gnassingbé Eyadéma Togo President 14 April 1967 5 February 2005 37 years, 297 days

12 Kaisôn Phomvihān Sam Neua, Kingdom of Laos
 Lao People's Democratic Republic
General Secretary/Party Chairman
Prime Minister
President 22 March 1955  21 November 1992 37 years, 244 days

13 Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Equatorial Guinea
Chairman of the Supreme Military Council
President 3 August 1979 present 36 years, 180 days

14 Josip Broz Tito Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
General Secretary/President of the Presidency of the Central Committee
Prime Minister
President
Marshal 29 November 1943 4 May 1980 36 years, 157 days

15 José Eduardo dos Santos People's Republic of Angola
 Angola Party President
State President  10 September 1979 present 36 years, 142 days

16 António de Oliveira Salazar Second Portuguese Republic
Prime Minister 5 July 1932 25 September 1968 36 years, 82 days

17 Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe
Prime Minister
President 18 April 1980 present 35 years, 287 days

18 Todor Zhivkov People's Republic of Bulgaria
General Secretary
Prime Minister 4 March 1954 17 November 1989 35 years, 258 days

19 Alfredo Stroessner Paraguay President 15 August 1954 3 February 1989 34 years, 172 days

20 Ali Khamenei Iran President
Supreme Leader 13 October 1981 present 34 years, 109 days

21 Ali Abdullah Saleh North Yemen
 Yemen President 18 July 1978 25 February 2012 33 years, 222 days

22 Mao Zedong Shaan-Gan-Ning, Republic of China
 People's Republic of China
Party Chairman
State Chairman
Paramount Leader 20 March 1943 9 September 1976 33 years, 173 days

23 Félix Houphouët-Boigny Côte d'Ivoire
Prime Minister
President 7 August 1960 7 December 1993 33 years, 122 days

24 Dawda Jawara The Gambia 
Prime Minister
President 12 June 1962 22 July 1994 32 years, 40 days

25 Denis Sassou Nguesso People's Republic of the Congo
 Republic of the Congo
President of the Central Committee
State President
8 February 1979  31 August 1992 (1st time)
25 October 1997  present (2nd time)
31 years, 302 days

26 Phạm Văn Đồng North Vietnam
 Vietnam
Prime Minister 20 September 1955 18 June 1987 31 years, 271 days

27 János Kádár Hungarian People's Republic 
General Secretary 25 October 1956 27 May 1988 31 years, 215 days

28 Habib Bourguiba Tunisia Prime Minister
President 11 April 1956 7 November 1987 31 years, 210 days

29 Lee Kuan Yew Singapore
Prime Minister 5 June 1959 28 November 1990 31 years, 176 days

30 Mobutu Sese Seko Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Zaire
President 24 November 1965 16 May 1997 31 years, 173 days

31 Hastings Kamuzu Banda Malaŵi
Prime Minister
President 1 February 1963 21 May 1994 31 years, 109 days

32 Rafael Trujillo Dominican Republic
President
Generalísimo 3 March 1930 30 May 1961 31 years, 88 days

33 Suharto Indonesia
President 12 March 1967 21 May 1998 31 years, 70 days

34 Hun Sen People's Republic of Kampuchea
 State of Cambodia
 Cambodia
Prime Minister 14 January 1985 present 31 years, 16 days

35 Joseph Stalin Soviet Union
General Secretary
Premier
Marshal 3 April 1922 5 March 1953 30 years, 336 days

36 Porfirio Díaz Mexico President
28 November 1876 (1st time)
17 February 1877 (2nd time)
1 December 1884 (3rd time)

6 December 1876 (1st time)
1 December 1880 (2nd time)
25 May 1911 (3rd time)
30 years, 106 days

37 Abdou Diouf Senegal
Prime Minister
President 26 February 1970 1 April 2000 30 years, 35 days

38 Yoweri Museveni Uganda
President 26 January 1986 present 30 years, 4 days

39 Maumoon Abdul Gayoom Maldives
President 11 November 1978 11 November 2008 30 years

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Leading us on

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1. Paul Biya Cameroon Prime Minister, then President 30 June 1975 40 years, 211 days
2. Mohamed Abdelaziz Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic General Secretary and President 30 August 1976 39 years, 150 days
3. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Equatorial Guinea President 3 August 1979 36 years, 177 days
4. José Eduardo dos Santos Angola President 10 September 1979 36 years, 139 days
5. Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe Prime Minister, then President 18 April 1980 35 years, 284 days
6. Ali Khamenei Iran President, then Supreme Leader 13 October 1981 34 years, 106 days
7. Hun Sen Cambodia Prime Minister 14 January 1985 31 years, 13 days
8. Yoweri Museveni Uganda President 29 January 1986 29 years, 363 days
9. Nursultan Nazarbayev Kazakhstan First Secretary, then President 22 June 1989 26 years, 219 days
10. Islam Karimov Uzbekistan First Secretary, then President 23 June 1989 26 years, 218 days
11. Omar al-Bashir Sudan President 30 June 1989 26 years, 211 days
12. Idriss Déby Chad President 2 December 1990 25 years, 56 days
13. Isaias Afwerki Eritrea President 27 April 1991 24 years, 275 days
14. Emomali Rahmon Tajikistan President 19 November 1992 23 years, 69 days
15. Alexander Lukashenko Belarus President 20 July 1994 21 years, 191 days
16. Yahya Jammeh The Gambia President 22 July 1994 21 years, 189 days
17. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson Iceland President 1 August 1996 19 years, 179 days
18. Denis Sassou Nguesso Republic of the Congo President 25 October 1997 18 years, 94 days
19. Kim Yong-nam North Korea President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly 5 September 1998 17 years, 144 days
20. Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi Samoa Prime Minister 23 November 1998 17 years, 65 days
21. Abdelaziz Bouteflika Algeria President 27 April 1999 16 years, 275 days
22. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh Djibouti President 8 May 1999 16 years, 264 days
23. Vladimir Putin Russia President 9 August 1999 16 years, 171 days
24. Paul Kagame Rwanda President 24 March 2000 15 years, 309 days
25. Bashar al-Assad Syria President 17 July 2000 15 years, 194 days

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

'Long may you reign' taken literally


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1 Sobhuza II Swaziland 10 December 1899 21 August 1982 30,204 82 years, 254 days
2 Bernhard VII Lippe (HRE) 12 August 1429 2 April 1511 29,818 81 years, 234 days
3 William IV Henneberg-Schleusingen (HRE) 26 May 1480 24 January 1559 28,731 78 years, 243 days
4 Heinrich XI Reuss-Obergreiz (HRE) 17 March 1723 28 June 1800 28,227 77 years, 103 days
5 Idris ibni Muhammad al-Qadri, Tunku Besar of Tampin Tampin (Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia) 1 May 1929 to 31 May 1929 26 December 2005 27,968 to 27,998 76 years, 209 days to 76 years, 239 days
6 Christian August Palatinate-Sulzbach (HRE) 14 August 1632 23 April 1708 27,645 75 years, 253 days
7 Mudhoji IV Rao Naik Nimbalkar Phaltan (India) 7 December 1841 17 October 1916 27,342 74 years, 315 days
8 Bhagvatsingh Sahib Gondal state (India) 14 December 1869 10 March 1944 27,114 74 years, 87 days
9 Georg Wilhelm Schaumburg-Lippe 13 February 1787 21 November 1860 26,944 73 years, 282 days
10 Karl Friedrich Baden 12 May 1738 10 June 1811 26,691 73 years, 29 days
11 John Louis Nassau-Saarbrücken (HRE) 19 October 1472 4 June 1545 26,525 72 years, 228 days
12 Louis XIV France 14 May 1643 1 September 1715 26,407 72 years, 110 days
13 Heinrich Friedrich Hohenlohe-Langenburg (HRE) 29 January 1628 5 August 1699 26,121 71 years, 188 days
14 Parashuramrao Shrinivas Aundh (India) 30 August 1777 11 June 1848 25,852 70 years, 286 days
15 Franz Karl Fürstenberg-Donaueschingen (HRE) 15 November 1627 19 July 1698 25,814 70 years, 246 days
16 Jagatjit Singh Bahadur Kapurthala (India) 3 September 1877 5 May 1948 25,811 70 years, 245 days
17 Johannes II Liechtenstein 12 November 1858 11 February 1929 25,658 70 years, 91 days
18 Karl August Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 28 May 1758 14 June 1828 25,584 70 years, 17 days
19 Alberico I Cybo-Malaspina Massa and Carrara 6 June 1553 18 January 1623 25,428 69 years, 226 days
20 Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) Thailand 9 June 1946 present 25,416 69 years, 214 days
21 Werner Salm-Reifferscheid-Dyck (HRE) 31 October 1559 16 February 1629 25,311 69 years, 108 days
22 Heinrich Joseph Johann Auersperg (HRE) 6 November 1713 9 February 1783 25,297 69 years, 95 days
23 Friedrich III Inner Austria (HRE) 10 June 1424 19 August 1493 25,272 69 years, 70 days
24 Friedrich V Hesse-Homburg 7 February 1751 20 January 1820 25,183 68 years, 347 days
25 Vikramatji Khimojiraj Porbandar (India) 20 June 1831 21 April 1900 25,142 68 years, 305 days
26 Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar Mysore (India) 30 June 1799 27 March 1868 25,107 68 years, 271 days
27 Sultan Muhammad Jiwa Zainal Adilin II Kedah Sultanate 15 February 1710 23 September 1778 25,057 68 years, 220 days
28 Johann Friedrich Castell-Rüdenhausen (HRE) 10 January 1681 23 June 1749 25,000 68 years, 164 days
29 Sawant Singh Pratapgarh (India) 26 October 1775 5 January 1844 24,907 68 years, 71 days
30 K'inich Janaab' Pakal Palenque (Mexico) 29 July 615 31 August 683 24,870 68 years, 33 days
31 Christian Karl Reinhard Leiningen-Dagsburg (HRE) 3 November 1698 17 November 1766 24,850 68 years, 14 days
32 Franz Joseph I Austria-Hungary 2 December 1848 21 November 1916 24,825 67 years, 355 days
33 Heinrich III Meissen (HRE) 18 January 1221 15 February 1288 24,499 67 years, 28 days
34 Aliénor Aquitaine 9 April 1137 1 April 1204 24,464 66 years, 358 days
35 Amarsinhji Wankaner (India) 12 June 1881 15 February 1948 24,353 66 years, 248 days
36 Constantine VIII Byzantine Empire 30 March 962 11 November 1028 24,332 66 years, 226 days
37 Khengarji III Cutch (India) 19 December 1875 15 January 1942 24,133 66 years, 27 days
38 Sulaiman Sharif ul-'Alam Shah, Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Serdang Sultanate of Serdang 20 December 1879 4 December 1945 24,090 65 years, 349 days
39 Basil II Byzantine Empire 22 April 960 15 December 1025 23,977 65 years, 237 days
40 Leopold III Anhalt-Dessau (HRE) 16 December 1751 9 August 1817 23,977 65 years, 236 days
41 Ferdinand III Sicily 6 October 1759 4 January 1825 23,831 65 years, 90 days
42 John I Brittany 21 October 1221 8 October 1286 23,728 64 years, 352 days
43 Frederick William Hohenzollern-Hechingen (HRE) 13 January 1671 14 November 1735 23,680 64 years, 305 days
44 Sayajirao Gaekwad III Baroda State (India) 27 May 1875 6 February 1939 23,571 64 years, 196 days
45 Elizabeth II Commonwealth realms 6 February 1952 present 23,348 63 years, 337 days
46 Ibrahim Johor (Malaysia) 4 June 1895 8 May 1959 23,348 63 years, 338 days
47 Albert Anton Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (HRE) 4 November 1646 24 June 1710 23,242 63 years, 232 days
48 Anton Günther Oldenburg (HRE) 12 November 1603 19 June 1667 23,230 63 years, 219 days
49 Victoria British Empire 20 June 1837 22 January 1901 23,226 63 years, 216 days
50 Friedrich August I Saxony 17 December 1763 5 May 1827 23,149 63 years, 139 days
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