In all that political blather around the world we see almost all the politicians as ‘not capable’ of being politicians or any kind of leader. But do we not see those faces in this field too which somehow make their name a little secure than the others. They keep up the spirit and make their mark on the book of good names. Some of the powerful politicians of 2013 who have kept working hard and made most of their country population proud of them will be on our list today. Although being hard enough, we came up with the ten most powerful Politicians of 2013, and here it goes.
10. Bashar Al-Assad
Son of Hafez-al-Assad who ruled Syria for about 30 years, Bashar-al-Assad has been the President of Syria since 2000 after his father passed away. Graduating from the medical school the University of Damascus Bashar later worked as a physician in the Syrian Army. Despite of all the difficulties in the country Assad had been firm and strong at his position. He has fulfilled all the responsibilities of being a good leader to his country, like his late father. He makes himself to the top ten’s Tenth powerful politician of 2013.
9. Hassan Rouhani
Lawyer, Academic, cleric, diplomat, Iranian politician Hassan Rouhani is a recently elected as the President of the country. He has been the part of the politics since 1989 and since then has been serving Supreme National Security Council, Expediency Council, Center for strategic research and other political firms. After being registered in May, Hassan took a heavy lead in the elections and won in July. He said he will prepare a ‘Civil rights charter’ and improve the relations with West which he is likely to do, keeping an eye on his previous strong political career.
8. Jacob Zuma
The President of South Africa Jacob Zuma takes the eighth rank on the list. Serving the country from 1977, Jacob had been elected as the president in the year 2009 by his party. He had been holding some corruption charges which were later declared as unlawful and despite of other charges he had full support from the people of the country and by his party workers too. He started serving in the National Executive Committee and later served the African National Congress for a long period of thirty years which afterwards lead him to become the President of the country.
7. Angela Merkel
German politician, Angela Merkel has been the Chancellor of Germany since 2005 is the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000 and is the only women to hold the position in both the places. She entered the field of politics in 1989 when she became the spokesperson of the East German Government. Angela is awarded with many awards some of which are, Vision for Europe award, Charlemagne Prize and B’nai B’rith Europe award. She has also been put on the ‘World’s 50 most influential figures’ in 2010.
6. Tayyip Erdogan
Since 2003 till now, Tayyip Erdogan is the 25th Prime Minister of Turkey. Graduated of an Islamic high school, Imam Hatip School, Tayyip has been the Mayor of an important city of Turkey that is Istanbul for four years, from 1994 till 1998. Tayyip had been banned from the political office and was sentenced to ten month prison, for reciting a poem to the public in the area of Siirt in Turkey, in just three months in jail he formed the Justice and development party (AKP) which became the most publicly supported party in its first year. He has been awarded with countless awards due to his services and work for the country, has also been on the list of ‘100 most influential people’ in 2004 and 2010. For his dedicated leadership to control tobacco in Turkey he has been given the World health Organization Award and has also been awarded with the highest award of the Pakistani state that is ‘Nishan-e-Pakistan’.
5. Kim Jong Un
Son of Kim Jong il, Kim Jong Un is the Supreme leader of North Korea. He has taken many titles until now on which he had been working and primarily serving his country after his ancestors, the titles are, First secretary of the Worker’s Party of Korea, Chairman of the Central Military Commission, First Chairman of the National Defense Commission of Korea and Supreme commander of the Korean’s People army. He came up to the leadership seat after his father’s death in 2009, He was announced to be ‘A Great Successor’ by the state television after his services and work for his country after his father and is known to be the youngest head of state at the age of 30 now.
4. Hillary Clinton
Wife of Bill Clinton as we all know! Hillary Clinton is an American Politician and diplomat serving since 1978 when she first found herself in a chair of the first female of the Legal Services Corporation. She is the 67th United states Secretary of State from 2009-2013, Hillary Clinton has been awarded with number of Awards for her continuous work and services for Health, Women and specially children. To pull the U.S message out in the world she traveled in around 111 countries and used social media to spread her word of conduct.
3. Imran Khan
A former cricketer turned Politician; Imran Khan is a philanthropist, cricket commentator, Chancellor at the University of Bradford, founding chairman of the Board of Governors of the Shaukat Khanam Memorial hospital and Research Center and the founder of Namal College (Mianwali). Khan became the Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, a political party that emerged in 1996, whereas Khan served to be the representative of Mianwali from 2002-2007 but it was not until 2013 elections when he found a suitable position of his party in the country. A large number of supporters, especially youngsters in the country polled for their new heartthrob leader. Khan was voted as the Asia’s Person of the year by the Asia Society in 2012, in the same year he was put as third in the list of ‘9 World Leaders’ on the Global Post and Jinnah Award was also presented to him. Not only these but many number of awards from different countries was awarded to him for his skills and services.
2. Barack Obama
The 44th and the first ever African American President Barack Obama is yet again elected by the public of America in 2013 after he took place in 2009. He is a graduate of Colombia University and Harvard Law School; he worked as the Civil rights Attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of the Chicago School. Obama have served the best he can for the country and have had passed foreign policies alike to that, ending U.S military involvements in Iraq War, signed New Start arms control treaty with Russia and ordered U.S military involvement in Libya. Obama also came with the great improvement in Economic policies, Health care reforms and Domestic Policy. He was also ranked as second in the ‘9 World Leaders’ on the Global Post.
1. Xi Jinping
Holding three positions in China, Xi Jinping is the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, President of the People Republic of China and Chairman of the central Military Commission is on the top of the list. He had also been the Governor of Fujian between 1992 to 2002. Xi is the fifth continuous leader from the family and has not been given up on his responsibilities, thus has started campaigns against corruption, continued with the economic policies, has an open view towards leadership and is still working on ‘Chinese Dream’. Standing firm and strong on his first position Xi is no less than his ancestors.