10 World Leaders With Indian Origins

15 SEP, 2023

Ayaan Paul Chowdhury

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Across the globe, several countries have leaders of Indian origin at the helm, each shaping the governance and politics of their respective countries

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Prithvirajsing Roopun is the seventh President of Mauritius, serving since 2019.

10. Mauritius (President)

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Pravind Jugnauth is the Prime Minister of Mauritius since January 2017, with a long history of political leadership.

9. Mauritius (Prime Minister)

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Chan Santokhi, a former police officer, has been serving as the 9th President of Suriname since 2020, elected in an uncontested election.

8. Suriname

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Irfaan Ali is the tenth President of Guyana, notable for being the first Muslim to hold this office in the country.

7. Guyana

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Wavel Ramkalawan is the President of Seychelles since October 2020, marking a historic opposition victory in the country's politics.

6. Seychelles

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Christine Kangaloo is the President of Trinidad and Tobago, having assumed office in March 2023. She has held various political roles, including President of the Senate.

5. Trinidad & Tobago

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António Costa is the current Prime Minister of Portugal, serving since 2015, and has held several key ministerial positions in the past.

4. Portugal

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Leo Varadkar, an Irish politician, has been Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland twice, from 2017 to 2020 and again since December 2022.

3. Ireland

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Tharman Shanmugaratnam, an economist and statesman, has been serving as the ninth President of Singapore since 2023. He held various prominent roles in Singapore's government before becoming President.

2. Singapore

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Rishi Sunak is the first British Asian Prime Minister, leading the United Kingdom since 2022. He previously served as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

1. United Kingdom

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