They say that power is intoxicating and difficult to give up. Power is usually chosen before wealth. There is no doubt about this. This is because power is the perfect smooth candle for obtaining wealth without a doubt. No wonder Lord Acton' s words " power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely" are still applicable today. In this sense, this article will examine the presidents or leaders of the countries that have served the longest time in the world.
Surprisingly, most of these presidents have been in power for more than three years, but are not ready to step down. Report. case. Interestingly, most of the world' s longest- serving presidents are from the African continent.
It should be noted that this article will exclude the monarch as the leader of his country, and will only focus on the president. The following are the longest- reigning presidents in the world and the years that have passed thus far.
Teodoro Obiang Nguema 41 years old
Teodoro Obiang Nguema is the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. He is the longest- reigning president in the world. He began to take office in 1979. He addressed his uncle Francisco Macias Nguema from his office through a bloody coup. The transition from a military government to a civilian government continued. He was repeatedly fired from the office.
Paul Biya is 38 years old
Paul Biya is the president of Cameroon and is one of the longest- serving presidents in the world. Analysts say that Paul Biya can even be said to be the world' s oldest reigning president or leader because he served as the country' s prime minister from 1975 to 1982 and then went on to become the country' s president in 1982. elected since 1982. Although she is eighty- five years old, she doesn' t seem to be able to live in her place anytime soon.
Yoweri Museveni 34 years old
Yoweri Museveni, the President of Uganda, witnessed the end of the notorious dictator Idi Amin, who assumed command of power in 1986 and has been in power ever since. The 76- year- old president has been reelected five times and is very likely to run again for the top job in 2021. If he wins, his term will reach 40 years.
Dennis Sassou 36 years
Denis Sassou is the President of the Republic of the Congo. He has served as the country' s president for about 35 years. Although he has not held office for some time, that is because he served as president for the first time between 1979 and 1992, and held elections at the same time. Surprisingly, he ran for president again and appeared again in 1997 as president of the Republic of Congo, where he has been president until now. Sassou Nguesso served as leader of the opposition for five years and then regained power during the second Congolese Civil War when his rebels overthrew President Pascal Lissouba. After the transition period, he won the 2002 presidential elections, when opposition turnout was low; He was tried in the 2009 presidential elections.
With the introduction of a new constitution approved by referendum in 2015, opposition leaders rejected the result and called for a boycott, which allowed Sassou Nguesso to be re- elected. It was rescheduled in the 2016 presidential elections, with the majority in the first round. Sassou Nguesso has received support from several political parties, the most important being the Congolese Labor Party (PartiCongolai du Travail), which has been chairman of the Party' s Central Committee since 1979.
Idris Deby 30 years
Idris Deby is the president of Chad and has been in power since 1990. After the rebellion, he replaced his predecessor, Heyson Habré, and has been in power. Although many rebel movements attacked him, he survived. Everyone' s conscience, he was re- elected for the fifth time in 2016. Debi is a member of the Bidayat clan of the Zaghawa tribe. In December 1990, he led a coup against the rise to power of President Hissène Habré and survived several rebellions and coup attempts against his government. Déby won elections in 1996 and 2001, and after term limits were lifted, he won again in 2006, 2011, 2016, and 2021. Deby added " Itno" to her last name in January 2006. She graduated from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi' s World Revolution Center in Libya.
Some international media sources described Deby as a dictator. During his three years in office, Chad has experienced democratic regression and widespread corruption, including nepotism, corruption, and a deeply entrenched patronage system. In 2016, the Front for Change and Harmony of Chad (FACT) was established to overthrow the Deby government. In April 2021, FACT launched the Northern Chad offensive; Deby died while commanding front- line troops to fight the militants.
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