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Countries Ruled by a Presidential System

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The presidential system is popular, so this is a long list of countries, nations, and states governed or ruled by presidents, sorted alphabetically. In most cases, nations have multiple ruling bodies or government types, such as a presidential democracy, meaning they're not exclusively countries that are governed by presidential system. All types of presidential governments are represented here. This list of countries that use presidential systems as their form of government contains relevant information about each individual nation, including the national language, currency, and other civic facts of note. If you need to know the names of countries with presidential systems all around the world, then this is exactly where you need to be.

The list you're viewing has a variety of sovereign countries such as Indonesia and Turkmenistan. Even nations as geographically and politically different as Afghanistan and the United States of America are both technically presidential democracies.

With this list, you can finally answer the burning question, "Which countries are ruled by presidential system?" You're about to be properly edified if you've ever found yourself wondering, "Which countries are governed by a presidential system?"
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Liberia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Monrovia
Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country in West Africa bordered by Sierra Leone to its west, Guinea to its north and Ivory Coast to its east. It covers an area of 111,369 ...more
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Maldives is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Malé
Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean–Arabian Sea area, consisting of a double chain of twenty-six atolls, oriented north-south, that lie between ...more
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Marshall Islands is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Majuro
The Marshall Islands, officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands, is an island country located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean, slightly west of the International Date Line. ...more
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Mexico is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Mexico City
Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the ...more
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Mozambique is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Maputo
Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique, is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe ...more
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Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Managua
Nicaragua, officially the Republic of Nicaragua, is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, bordering Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south. The country is situated ...more
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Niger is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Niamey
Niger, officially the Republic of Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River. Niger covers a land area of almost 1,270,000 km², making it the largest ...more
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Nigeria is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Abuja
Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Nigeria is located in West Africa and ...more
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Northern Mariana Islands is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Saipan
The Northern Mariana Islands, officially the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, is one of five inhabited American insular areas. It is one of two territories with ...more
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Palau is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Melekeok
Palau, officially the Republic of Palau, is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean. It is geographically part of the larger island group of Micronesia. The country's population ...more
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Paraguay is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Asunción
Paraguay, officially the Republic of Paraguay, is a landlocked country in central South America, bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia ...more
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Peru is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Lima
Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the ...more
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Philippines is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Manila
The Philippines, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines, is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of 7,107 islands that are ...more
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Russia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Moscow
Russia, also officially known as the Russian Federation, is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic. At 17,075,400 square kilometres, Russia is the largest ...more
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Somaliland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Hargeisa
Somaliland is a self-declared independent state that is internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia. The government of Somaliland regards itself as the successor state to the ...more
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South Africa is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located in Southern Africa. It has 2,798 kilometres of coastline that stretches along the South Atlantic and Indian oceans. To ...more
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South Korea is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Seoul
South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, and commonly referred to as Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. The name Korea is ...more
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Sudan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Khartoum
Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is an Arab republic in the Nile Valley of North Africa, bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea, Eritrea and Ethiopia to the east, South Sudan to ...more
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Syria is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Damascus
Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and ...more
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Tajikistan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Dushanbe
Tajikistan, officially the Republic of Tajikistan, is a mountainous landlocked sovereign country in Central Asia. With an estimated 8 million people in 2013, it is the 98th most populous country ...more
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Turkmenistan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Ashgabat
Turkmenistan, formerly known as Turkmenia, is one of the Turkic states in Central Asia. Turkmenistan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north and east, Afghanistan to ...more
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United States of America is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Washington, D.C.
The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a federal republic consisting of 50 states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and Washington, ...more
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Uruguay is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Montevideo
Uruguay, officially the República Oriental del Uruguay, is a country in the southeastern region of South America. It is bordered by Argentina to its west and Brazil to its north and east, ...more
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Uzbekistan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Tashkent
Uzbekistan, officially the Republic of Uzbekistan, is a doubly landlocked country in Central Asia. It is a unitary, constitutional, presidential republic, comprising 12 provinces, 1 autonomous ...more
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Venezuela is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Caracas
Venezuela, officially called the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a country on the northern coast of South America. Venezuela's territory covers around 916,445 km² with an estimated ...more