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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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Afghanistan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Kabul
Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia. It has a population of approximately 31 million people, making it ...more
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Algeria is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Algiers
Algeria, officially People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast. Its capital and most populous city is Algiers. With a total area of ...more
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Angola is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Luanda
Angola, officially the Republic of Angola, is a country in Southern Africa. It is the seventh largest country in Africa, and is bordered by Namibia on the south, the Democratic Republic of the ...more
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Argentina is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Buenos Aires
Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic is a federal republic located in southeastern South America. Sharing the Southern Cone with its smaller neighbour Chile, it is bordered by Bolivia ...more
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Armenia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Yerevan
Armenia, officially the Republic of Armenia, is a mountainous country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located in the north of Western Asia, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia ...more
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Azerbaijan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Baku
Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a contiguous transcontinental presidential republic in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. ...more
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Belarus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Minsk
Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to ...more
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Bolivia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Sucre
Bolivia, officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is a landlocked country located in western-central South America. It is bordered by Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay and ...more
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Brazil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Brasília
Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical ...more
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Chile is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Santiago
Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a American country in the south-west point of South America occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes mountains to the east and the ...more
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Colombia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Bogotá
Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country situated in the northwest of South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by ...more
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Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
San José
Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica, is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Caribbean Sea ...more
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Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Nicosia
Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, and a member ...more
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Dominican Republic is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Santo Domingo
The Dominican Republic is a nation on the island of Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western three-eighths of the island is occupied by the ...more
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Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Quito
Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador, is a representative democratic republic in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific ...more
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El Salvador is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
San Salvador
El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. The country's capital city and largest city is San Salvador, with ...more
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Equatorial Guinea is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Malabo
Equatorial Guinea, officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, is a country located in Central Africa, with an area of 28,000 square kilometres. Formerly the colony of Spanish Guinea, its ...more
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Federated States of Micronesia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Palikir
The Federated States of Micronesia is an independent sovereign island nation and a United States associated state consisting of four states – from west to east, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae – ...more
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Ghana is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Accra
Ghana, officially called the Republic of Ghana, is a sovereign multinational state and unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the ...more
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Guatemala is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Guatemala City
Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the ...more
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Haiti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Port-au-Prince
Haiti, officially the Republic of Haïti, is a Caribbean country. It occupies the western, smaller portion of the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antillean archipelago, which it shares ...more
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Honduras is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Tegucigalpa
Honduras, officially the Republic of Honduras, is a republic in Central America. It was at times referred to as Spanish Honduras to differentiate it from British Honduras, which became the ...more
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Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Jakarta
Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising thousands of islands. With an estimated total population of over ...more
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Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Astana
Kazakhstan, officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in Central Asia, with its smaller part west of the Ural River in Europe. Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country by ...more
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Kyrgyzstan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Countries Ruled by a Presidential System
Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic, formerly known as Kirghizia, is a country located in Central Asia. Landlocked and mountainous, Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, ...more