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All heads of state or government who have served continuously since 1999 or earlier.

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Bhumibol Adulyadej is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Bhumibol Adulyadej age 90 - King of Thailand (1946)

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Elizabeth II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Elizabeth II age 91 - Queen of the United Kingdom (1952) and 15 other independent states

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Hassanal Bolkiah is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Hassanal Bolkiah age 71 - Sultan of Brunei (1967)

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Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oma... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Qaboos bin Said age 77 - Sultan of Oman (1970)

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Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa age 82 - Prime Minister of Bahrain (1971)

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Margrethe II of Denmark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Margrethe II age 77 - Queen of Denmark (1972)

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Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Carl XVI Gustaf age 71 - King of Sweden (1973)

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Juan Carlos I of Spain is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Juan Carlos I age 79 - King of Spain (1975)

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Mohamed Abdelaziz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Mohamed Abdelaziz age 70 - President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (1976)

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Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo age 75 - President of Equatorial Guinea (1979)

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José Eduardo dos Santos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
José Eduardo dos Santos age 75 - President of Angola (1979)

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Robert Mugabe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Robert Mugabe age 93 - President of Zimbabwe (1980)

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Paul Biya is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Paul Biya age 84 - President of Cameroon (1982)

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Hun Sen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Hun Sen age 65 - Prime Minister of Cambodia (1985)

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Yoweri Museveni is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Yoweri Museveni age 73 - President of Uganda (1986)

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Mswati III is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Mswati III age 49 - King of Swaziland (1986)

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Blaise Compaoré is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Blaise Compaoré age 66 - President of Burkina Faso (1987)

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Akihito is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Akihito age 84 - Emperor of Japan (1989)

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Ali Khamenei is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei age 78 - Supreme Leader of Iran (1989)

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Nursultan Nazarbayev is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Nursultan Nazarbayev age 77 - President of Kazakhstan (1989)

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Islam Karimov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Islam Karimov age 79 - President of Uzbekistan (1989)

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Omar al-Bashir is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir age 73 - President of Sudan (1989)

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Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liecht... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Hans-Adam II age 72 - Prince of Liechtenstein (1989)

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Idriss Déby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Idriss Déby Itno age 65 - President of Chad (1990)

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Harald V of Norway is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Harald V age 80 - King of Norway (1991)

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Emomalii Rahmon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Emomalii Rakhmon age 65 - President of Tajikistan (1992)

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Isaias Afwerki is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Isaias Afwerki age 71 - President of Eritrea (1993)

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Colville Young is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Colville Young age 85 - Governor-General of Belize (1993)

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Alexander Lukashenko is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Aleksandr Lukashenko age 63 - President of Belarus (1994)

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Yahya Jammeh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Yahya Jammeh age 52 - President of The Gambia (1994)

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Jean-Claude Juncker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Jean-Claude Juncker age 63 - Prime Minister of Luxembourg (1995)

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Denzil Douglas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Denzil Douglas age 64 - Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis (1995)

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Letsie III of Lesotho is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Letsie III age 54 - King of Lesotho (1996)

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Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson age 74 - President of Iceland (1996)

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Pearlette Louisy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Pearlette Louisy age 71 - Governor-General of Saint Lucia (1997)

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Denis Sassou Nguesso is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Denis Sassou-Nguesso age 74 - President of the Republic of the Congo (1997)

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Kim Yong-nam is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Kim Yong-nam age 89 - Chairman of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea (1998)

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Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Maliele... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi age 72 - Prime Minister of Samoa (1998)

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Abdullah II of Jordan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Abdullah II age 55 - King of Jordan (1999)

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Abdelaziz Bouteflika age 80 - President of Algeria (1999)

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Ismaïl Omar Guelleh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Ismaïl Omar Guelleh age 70 - President of Djibouti (1999)

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Mohammed VI of Morocco is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Muhammad VI age 54 - King of Morocco (1999)

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Sam Hinds is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Sam Hinds age 74 - Prime Minister of Guyana (1999)

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Oqil Oqilov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Longest-Serving Current World Leaders
Akil Akilov age 73 - Prime Minister of Tajikistan (1999)