This new work of biographical reference presents succinct narrative biographies of every serving head of state and head of government. Covering some 200 countries and territories, this book offers truly international coverage and provides invaluable background material on the world's government leaders. Featuring some 300 biographical profiles, it identifies some of the most important people in international affairs and clearly explains each country's type of government. A photographic section of a selection of the world's political leaders helps put a name to the face. In addition, addresses and telephone/fax/e-mail/internet details are listed in a user-friendly appendix.
Each country section contains:
- A brief explanation of its type of government and the respective roles of the head of state, the head of government and the legislature
- A listing of the most recent heads of state and head of government, with dates of office
- Biographical profiles of the current head of state and head of government, and other recent incumbents of these positions who remain significant and active political leaders
- Photographic section with pictures of many of the world's political leaders
- Fully indexed by name, date of taking office, and source of authority