Charting The "Youngest French President Ever" And Others Around The World

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Much has been said about Emmanuel Macron ascending to the French presidency at the tender age of 39, making him the youngest French president in history.

And while many would say that a more notable feature of the upcoming Macron administration is that he has never before held elected office and that his political movement En Marche! was set up barely a year ago (he served as a former government adviser and economy minister in the disastrous Hollande administration), below is a chart showing the various ages of French presidents since Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, courtesy of AFP.

Also from AFP, here is a list of all young world leaders currently in power:

  • Hungary: Viktor Orban became prime minister in 1998 at the age of 35. He left office in 2002 but took over again in 2010.
  • Belgium: Charles Michel became prime minister in 2014 at the age of 38 to become the country's youngest leader since 1840.
  • Estonia: Juri Ratas became prime minister in late 2016 at the age of 38.
  • Ukraine: Volodymyr Groysman was appointed prime minister in 2016 at the age of 38.
  • Greece: Alexis Tsipras was named prime minister in 2015 at the age of 40, the youngest Greek leader in 150 years.
  • Tunisia: Prime Minister Youssef Chahed was 40 when he took office in 2016, the youngest since Tunisian independence in 1956.
  • Canada: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was 43 when he took office in 2015.
  • Poland: President Andrzej Duda won election in 2015 at the age of 43.
  • Georgia: President Giorgi Margvelashvili took the oath of office in 2013 at the age of 44.

And a brief list of leaders, who have recently left or lost office:

  • Estonia: Taavi Roivas was just 34 years old when he became president in 2014. He left office in 2016.
  • Kosovo: Atifete Jahjaga became president in 2011 when she was 36 years old. She left office in 2016.
  • Italy: Matteo Renzi ran the government from early 2014, when he was 39, until late 2016.
  • Britain: David Cameron was 43 when he became prime minister in 2010. He left office last year after the shock referendum to leave the EU.

Looking back...

  • Felipe Gonzalez was head of the Spanish government in 1982 at the age of 40. Tony Blair became the British premier in 1997 at the age of 43. Benazir Bhutto was Pakistan's premier in 1988 at the age of 35, and Laurent Fabius was French premier in 1984 at 37.
  • US president Theodore Roosevelt was 42 when he took office, and John F. Kennedy was 43.
  • In France, Louis Napoleon Bonaparte was previously the youngest leader, at 40 years old in 1848 and under a different political regime, followed by Valery Giscard d'Estaing, the youngest under the current system, at 48 in 1974.

Other notable young leaders at the moment include North Korea's Kim Jong-un, 34, and the emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, 36, and let's not forget Moamer Kadhafi, who came to power in Libya in 1969, aged 27.

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This is it's picture

This is a waste of earth's oxygen 

Looney's picture


Marine Le Pen’s supporters can take some comfort in not witnessing THEIR candidate flip-flopping on almost all campaign promises, like we have.

Aren’t I a fucking Pollyanna today?  ;-)


clade7's picture

By 'Pollyanna' You mean an elitestivey league educated knob gobbling spunk chugging cum guzzler, incontenent, with oral and anal warts??????????  who also lOVES THE beegees and abba?  OK then..In your corner here...( i gotta get some up arrows for elitestivey)

Arnold's picture

There is nothing on the interwebs that calls elitestivey a word.


peddling-fiction's picture

Younger than 50 for any power position is irresponsible to say the least.

knukles's picture

The kid has one of them Greek kid who wanted to bang his mom complexes which he lives out with some pedophiliac (She was banging him at 15) old woman alongside which he displays an Obamatic resume, rising from nothing in the blink of an eye which nobody can "explain".

Fucking A People!  Am I the only one who sees something really Ungodly Evil and Strange going on?
Like Electro-Magnetic-Chemical Induced Madness?

Arnold's picture

You are Unique, knuckles.

peddling-fiction's picture

Ok here goes.

Every 7 years your body develops itself mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

At 7 you learn basic survival.

At 14 you develop sexually.

At 21 you develop will power.

At 28 you develop the capacity to love if not a sociopath.

At 35 you develop the capacity to choose your words wisely if balanced.

At 42 you develop deep intuition for those inclined and schooled.

And at 49 you develop the capacity of real spiritual connection for the few.

Arnold's picture

Thank goodness, the right people are almost in place.
Makes the end years of my life time worth living.

To see the Guillotine re instituted in France, to kiss the current elite' is very Talk Soupable.

junction's picture

Macron can soon be the youngest French President ever indicted for tax evasion. 

_RRR_'s picture

5 years of this guy and Le Pen gets 65% in first vote

peddling-fiction's picture

Will he make it to year Two without impeachment?

Arnold's picture

Oh man, for the lack of choice presented in the last election, you choose to go the Maxine Waters route?

Shit, you lost a lot of simple cred with that declaration.

Arnold's picture

The Wookie is not 25 years older than him.

InternetToughGuy's picture

It would be funny if Maricon's wife was the OLDEST first lady.

83_vf_1100_c's picture

Maricon, I caught that. He is not however a fag afaik. He is more of a Freudian case study  of the Oedipus Complex.  Regardless of his sexual proclivities the French just voted themselves some burdensome new taxes. Those 55 gallon drums of sex lube aren't gonna buy themselves. 

Can the press now release the wikileaks that expose their new Prez as a tax dodger?  Nothing worse than a post election wine hangover.


max2205's picture

French Fried 

uno's picture

all the presidents after this will be Mohammad or Ali

BritBob's picture

The youngest British PM was William Pitts the Younger and he was 24!

No Frexit then.

Re Briexit,


There is a trade imbalance in favour of the European Union so it is in the interest of the EU to make amicable arrangements with the United Kingdom. What's more, the UK can do its own trade deals on a one-to-one basis instead of having the EU to deal 27 member states before it makes a trade deal.

The UK will opt for a hard Brexit especially when one country (or part of a country in Belgium) can stall negotiations for so long. Spain could act in a similar fashion over Gibraltar and has the cheek to maintain its Gibraltar sovereignty claim. Claim?

Gibraltar - Some Relevant International Law:


So it looks like a quick hasta luego !

Arnold's picture

Good to see you shaking it up, Bob.

jamesmmu's picture

Monday is going to be bloodbath.... for shorts.



directaction's picture

The French people are trying so hard to commit suicide. 
Maybe if they'd attack Germany again and get it over with.  

Lucky Leprachaun's picture
The "Youngest French President Ever". And the oldest  French President's wife Ever"
LA_Goldbug's picture

0.01% is pushing the Babylon Option, Necron and a grandma.

But Hollywood is doing the heavy lifting. "House of Cards" introduced gay/lesbian love in second season. "Black Sails" series of macho Pirates is openly gay/lesbian in the second season.

Enjoy the visuals of this freak show.

I prefer them like this

83_vf_1100_c's picture

Top link, nice photoshop. She is 64 yrs and looks nowhere near that good.

Bottom link, I prefer that llok myself but they don't seem to be equally attracted to 60 yr ol married with children middle class men. The world is so unfair.

LA_Goldbug's picture

Just talk to Epstein as to how this works :-) Bubba also knows the secret elixir.

hooligan2009's picture

Since the French have selected their new leader, here is a gift quote from a fast aging democracy

"La France ne sera jamais détruit de l'extérieur. S'ils échouent et perdent leurs libertés, ce sera parce qu'ils ont détruit eux-mêmes.

avec mes excuses à Abraham Lincoln"

for those who can't be bothered with the translator:

"FFrance will never be destroyed from the outside. If they falter and lose their freedoms, it will be because they destroyed themselves.

with apologies to Abraham Lincoln"


LA_Goldbug's picture

French Revolution was a nice start in that spirit.

Doctor Faustus's picture

BFD. Alexander the Great conquered the known world by the age of 30.

What passes for leadership today is a far cry from what was considered real leadership throughout the ages.


Arnold's picture

Yeah, but they only lived to Forty and Fifty was old age.

Arnold's picture

American indians were accomplished warriors at age 12 to 15 years old.

I Write Code's picture

Jerry Brown became governator of California around age 37.

Justin Beiber is 23.

Musum's picture

France and Europe deserve all the migrants they get.

aloha_snakbar's picture

Big deal; a while back, Managua had a fetus as Grand Poobah...