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Learn More About the World’s Leaders in Chiefs of State

Have you ever wondered who heads the governments of Austria, Indonesia, Rwanda, or Venezuela? Do you know if Guinea has a president or a king? And do you know which countries have a Ministry of Youth and Sports?

All of this information – and much more – can be found in one of the CIA’s premier publications, Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments. The CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence regularly publishes and updates Chiefs of State – a directory of foreign government officials.

Visitors to the CIA Web site can access individual country reports or download a current copy of Chiefs of State. Updates to the directory are highlighted on the CIA’s homepage.

The directory – which is intended to be used primarily as a reference – includes nearly 200 governments. Governments are listed in alphabetical order according to the most commonly used version of each country's name. The spelling of the personal names in this directory follows transliteration systems generally agreed upon by US Government agencies, except in the cases in which officials have stated a preference for alternate spellings of their names.

Leaders of the world change on a regular basis, and Chiefs of State will keep you informed.


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Posted: Mar 05, 2008 03:14 PM
Last Updated: Apr 30, 2013 12:03 PM