The oldest current world leaders

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Sauli Niinistö - Sauli Niinistö has been the president of Finland since 2012. The Finnish head of state is 75 years old.

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Hassanal Bolkiah - Hassanal Bolkiah ibni Omar Ali Saifuddien III has ruled as Sultan of Brunei since 1967. Bolkiah is 77 years old.

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Carl XVI Gustaf - The king of Sweden was born on April 30, 1946, and ascended to the throne in 1973. Carl XVI Gustaf is 77.

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Isaias Afwerki - Isaias Afwerki has been the president of Eritrea since 1993. He is 78.

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Abdelmadjid Tebboune - The Algerian politician has been the head of state since 2019. Abdelmadjid Tebboune is 78 years old.

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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva - The president of Brazil, also known simply as Lula, was born on October 27, 1945. He too is 78 years old.

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Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein - Prince Hans-Adam II is among the oldest heads of state in the world, at the age of 79.

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Ram Chandra Paudel - The third president of Nepal took office in 2023. Ram Chandra Paudel was born on October 15, 1944, He is 79.

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Yoweri Museveni - Yoweri Museveni was born on September 15, 1944, and took office in 1986. The Ugandan president is 79 years old.

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Alexander Van der Bellen - The president of Austria is the first octogenarian on this list. Alexander Van der Bellen was born on January 18, 1944, and is 80 years old.

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Joe Biden - The 46th US president was born on November 20, 1942. Joe Biden is 81 years old.

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Emmerson Mnangagwa - Emmerson Mnangagwa has been president of Zimbabwe since 2017. He is also 81 years old.

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Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo - The president of Equatorial Guinea was born on June 5, 1942. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo  is 81.

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George Vella - George Vella has been serving as president of Malta since 2019. He is yet another head of state aged 81.

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Harald V of Norway - Harald V ascended the throne in 1991. The king of Norway turns 87 on February 21.

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Salman of Saudi Arabia - Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been king of Saudi Arabia since 2015. He is currently 88.

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Mahmoud Abbas - The president of the State of Palestine was born on November 15, 1935. Mahmoud Abbas is 88.

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Paul Biya - Paul Biya is currently the oldest world leader. The president of Cameroon is 91 years old. 

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