The political scenario of 2013 laid down a great impact on the whole politics of the world. Most of politicians in the world are almost not capable of being the world leader or national leader of any country but there are some names too which are leading the world through their own ways. These personalities are expected to be the most popular politicians of 2014. This article is going to name the top 10 of them and here it goes.
10. Angela Merkel
Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician holding the post of Chancellor since the year 2005. The former research scientist is also the leader of Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000. Angela Merkel is the only women to hold both the offices of Chancellor and the leadership of CDU. She joined the politics in 1989 when she was appointed as the spokesperson of East German Government. She was also one of the top 50 most influential figures of 2010. She is at 10th position among top 10 most popular politician of the world in 2014.
9. Bashar Al-Assad
Bashar Al-Assad, the son of former Syrian president Hafez-Al-Assad is the current president of Syria for the last thirteen years. He became the president in 2000 after the passing away of his father who ruled over the country for almost 30 years. He is the regional secretary of his party in Syria and also remained the physician of country’s army. Despite of the difficulties at the national and international level, he strongly held his position and stance and defended himself quite successfully. He is one of the well known and influential leaders at international level.
8. Nawaz Sharif
Nawaz Sharif is the Prime Minister of Pakistan for last six months or so. He is the 18th and the only person to hold this position for three times in Pakistan. The 63 years old veteran politician and Industrialist is going to make or break the country during the upcoming years. He is the leader of currently the largest political party of the country, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz and also he is one of the richest people of the country. He is very famous by his decisions and politics at national and international level. His personality laid down a great impact at country’s destiny alone by making Pakistan the 7th Nuclear power of the world. By observing the current international political situation he is the 8th most powerful and influential politician of the world.
7. Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping is one of the most successful leaders of the world who is the current president of People’s Republic of China. He is also the General Secretary of the world’s largest political party ‘Communist Party of China’ and the Chairman of Central Military Commission. He is the 5th consecutive leader from his family who didn’t give up by his responsibilities. He is the mirror of his ancestors and is going to fulfill the dreams of Chinese nation.
6. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
A man who is known for the awards that he received at national and international level, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the 25th and current Prime Minister of Turkey who is holding the office since 2003. He had been the mayor of Istanbul form 1994 till 1998. He was banned from politics for reciting a poem in Siirt and was sentenced to prison for 10 months. During his sentence in jail, he formed a political party ‘AKP’ which later on became the most publicly supported party within just a year. He got the World Health Organization Award for controlling tobacco in Turkey and the highest civil award ‘Nishan-e-Pakistan from Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
5. Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin is the fourth and current President of Russia. He served his country as the two times Prime Minister from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012 and two times President from 2000 to 2008 and from 2012 till now which means that he his continuously holding the major positions of Russia for last 14 years. The 61 years old leader is well known by his martial arts Sambo, Judo and also by the plastic surgery of his facelift.
4. Imran Khan
The former successful cricketer of Pakistan, Imran Khan is the Chairman of fastest growing political party of Pakistan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. He was the captain of Pakistan cricket team when Pakistan won the only Cricket World Cup in 1992. He is very much popular in Pakistani politics especially among the youngsters. After leaving the field of cricket, he formed a political party in 1996 which is now one of the major and influential parties of the country. He also remained the chancellor of Bradford University. He is considered as a leader who is going to lead the world in the upcoming years. Due to his popularity among the youth of Pakistan, bold decisions and speeches, he is the 4th most popular politicians of the world in 2014.
3. Manmohan Singh
A famous economist, businessman and politician Manmohan Singh is the 13th and the current Prime Minister of India. He is the only non-Hindu Prime Minister of the country. Manmohan Singh is also the only politician of India who got his powers back after completing his full five years term. He is known as the pro-United States politician who has worked a lot for cementing and making the relationship stronger between both the countries. Due to his anti-Pakistan speeches and aggressive frame of mind, he is the third most popular politician of the world.
2. Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama is the 44th and the current President of America. He is the only African to hold the office in United States of America. He always remained in the news headlines since the holding of office in 2009. He turned back the U.S military involvement from Iraq War and signed agreements with NATO to pull back the army from Afghanistan. Obama got very much popularity and won the second term elections by killing Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad operation under his presidency. He is the most influential leader and politician of the world by his international policies. His economic and domestic policies have dramatically survived America from bankruptcy recently.
1. Hassan Rouhani
Hassan Rouhani is the current and seventh President of Islamic Republic of Iran who suddenly changed almost half of the International political scenario. After the bold, aggressive and anti-U.S leadership of former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hassan Rouhani has prepared ‘Civil Rights Charter’ to improve the relations with United States and Western countries and to resolve the long term disputed problem of nuclear powers. Although he is facing some difficulties at national level for his nuclear agenda but he seemed to be the next reformer of Iran. He is currently the most popular politician of 2014.