Russia`s current Vladimir Putin has served the country for 20 years as a leader. But the most controversial amendment in Russia would allow Putin to cling on to his presidency almost indefinitely.
What many critics are calling a “constitutional coup” will enable him to stay in power at least until 2036, which would make him Russia’s longest-serving leader. Stalin currently holds the record with a 29-year term.
Who is the longest serving president in the world?
Currently the longest-serving President in Africa is Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, 80 who has announced that he will run for sixth term in the forthcoming General Elections. He was born on 5th June 1942 and has been the country's second president.
Theodoro Obiang has ruled Equatorial Guinea with an iron fist for more than 43 years as is currently the longest ruling head of state in the world excluding monarchs. Obiang has never officially been re-elected with less than 93 per cent of the vote in all presidential elections he has participated.
Teodor is an outgoing person who has always defended the legitimacy of Congolese music.
Madillu System mentions him in his counterpart, Vice Versa. Koffi Olomide makes reference to him in a few songs. A quote from his Papa Ngwasuma: "Soki nazalaki Obiang Nguema" (If I was Obiang Nguema).
He began to relax his grip on the country and allow for multiparty elections in the 1990s. Even so, he has managed to maintain his position as leader.
In Equatorial Guinea, Obiang has established a dictatorship. Corruption and abuse of authority are among the many charges levelled against him
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