The Pope and Merkel the most popular world leaders; Putin ‘wins’ in Serbia

Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are the most famous leaders in the world, while in Serbia, Vladimir Putin is the most popular leader.

This is the result of an international survey called World Leaders, conducted by Gallup International, which shows that although he is not a political leader, Pope Francis has the support of 53% of those interviewed.

Pope Francis is followed by Merkel, who enjoys the biggest popularity among political leaders for the second consecutive year, and French President Emmanuel Macron, who first appeared on the list three years ago. Russian President Vladimir Putin is in fourth place, with 36% votes. The US President Donald Trump is immediately behind him, followed by the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is in seventh place, followed by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

The least liked is the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, together with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, approved by 21% of those interviewed.

The most popular political leader in Serbia is Vladimir Putin, with 85% of respondents supporting him.

Next is the Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Turkish President Tayyip Recep Erdogan, followed by Macron, Netanyahu, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and then the King of Saudi Arabia. Pope Francis is in ninth place, Merkel in tenth, while Trump is the last, in the 13th place, with only 23% of survey participants voting in his favour.

Ahead of Trump are Johnson and Rouhani, with 26% votes.

(Blic, 25.02.2020)


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