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7 most popular presidents in the world 2021
It is just a few days away from 2022 and I deem it fit to write on the topmost popular, influential and famous presidents in the world in 2021 who have achieved remarkable feats since they took office. Here are the 2021 7 most popular presidents and prime ministers in the world:
1. Ebrahim Raisi – The President of Iran
The highly-honoured 82-year-old supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has ruled Iran since 1989, was sturdily behind Ebrahim Raisi. When the unobtrusive 60-year-old cleric Ebrahim Raisi was appointed Iran’s president in the elections in June 2021 – the decisive vote was not only for the Iranians but also for the supreme leader –a staunch supporter and potential successor of Ebrahim Raisi. His fame contributed to his becoming one of the most popular world presidents in 2021 and his influential power would likely be felt sooner or later in the course of his administration.
Raisi’s personality trait and his commitment to Islam were polished in the 1980s when he was involved in the executions of thousands of political prisoners and religious minorities. His already limited popularity as president is set to decline further as he assumes responsibility for irreversible mismanagement, sanctions, an economy ravaged by the coronavirus, and the political and social repression he will intensify.
Ebrahim Raisi’s presence has already made it difficult for the US President Joe Biden administration to resume the 2015 nuclear deal that featured former President Donald Trump even though he has no control over Iran’s foreign policy.
Given Iran’s transformation from a theocratic regime ruled by Shia clergy to a military dictatorship governed by the Revolutionary Guards, TIME’s magazine predicted that Raisi would likely be the last if he truly becomes Iran’s next spiritual leader.
2. Joe Biden – The President of US
Joe Biden is a man who spent nearly a half-century in public service as a senator and vice president, and who endured profound family loss, became the 46th president of the United States on January 20, 2021.
Biden’s presidency followed a highly contentious election carried out during a pandemic, a national reckoning over racial injustice, and a deepening of political divisiveness in the country. Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Biden won over 81 million popular votes—the most in U.S. Presidential election history. Biden took office alongside Kamala Harris, who became the first woman and woman of color to serve as U.S. Vice president. At age 78, Biden is the oldest U.S. president in history.
Prior to his run for the nation’s highest office. Joe Biden served 36 years as a U.S. Senator from Delaware and went on to serve as vice president of the United States with President Barack Obama. As a two-term vice president, Biden focused largely on economic and foreign policy issues.
The US new leader has sought to respond to a long and hugely daunting list of unprecedented global and national crises since January 2021 he took the oath of office within the limited and inadequate collection of tools that were at his disposal to tackle them., all while his party has clung to congressional majorities that have constantly wobbled between razor-thin and nonexistent.
With the President’s coherent, sober, and science-based leadership, the US has aggressively locked horns with the pandemic by undertaking one of the largest and most successful mass vaccination campaigns in human history, saving millions of lives.
Biden’s aggressive and on-the-mark stimulus policies have has revived the US economy at a record pace and huge strides have been made in slashing poverty – especially child poverty. the massive infrastructure legislation finally approved in November 2021 by small bipartisan majorities in both Houses of Congress further cements this vitally important policy 180 climatic change emergency.
The magnitude of his administration’s accomplishments in about 300 days looms even larger and earns him a position in the 2021 topmost popular and influential world presidents. The majority of his leadership appointees of numerous regulatory agencies have already effected huge and positive federal policy shifts in everything from student loans to toxic chemicals to human rights
3. Mario Draghi – Prime Minister of Italy
Just barely a year after taking office as the Prime Minister of Italy, he won a big challenge in a most timely manner and continues to beat the odds and deliver reforms that have evaded Italy for decades.
For 30 years, Italian politicians failed in their efforts to repair the criminal and civil legal system, one of the slowest in Europe for thirty-year before Prime Minister Draghi took power. Civil cases, for example, took an average of seven years to reach a judgment. For two decades, the sloth not only dampened foreign and domestic investment in Italy but caused an economic decline.
Mario has speeded up the system and that has long been seen as key to boosting growth. It’s for this reason that Brussels made justice reform a condition for Italy to receive more than 200 billion euros ($237 billion) in loans and grants from the post-pandemic NextGenEU fund.
Draghi’s success has much to do with the realist concept of ‘soft and hard power’ conditionality of Brussels’ bumper handout to Italy, the biggest in Europe. The conditional offer of more money than Italy has had to spend for decades certainly played a role in gluing together the fragile coalition.
But the prime minister’s diplomatic and technocratic skills played a role, too. He is a reformist and an excellent negotiator. Before becoming “Super Mario” for his handling the European debt crisis as European Central Bank (ECB) president and working to promote growth
in the Eurozone through an aggressive course of quantitative easing while championing negative interest rates, he was Italy’s General Director of the Treasury and governor of the country’s central bank. He has played a significant role in the management of Italian state-owned enterprises and as a result getting close connections within the deep state.
It also helps that pollsters regularly put the prime minister’s popularity at around 70%, while his coalition partners and opponents alike hover around 20%. He was named among the top most popular presidents in the world in 2021.
4. Naftali Bennett – The Prime Minister of Israel
A coalition agreement, reached in June 2021 with a bare majority of left- and right-wing parties members in the Knesset, allowed Naftali Bennett to become Israel’s prime minister in a two-year rotation with Yair Lapid leader of the centrist party Yesh Atid who had received the mandate to form a government in May.
While there was a division among the members of the heterogeneous coalition over whether the state should authorize or dismantle a new settlement outpost in the West Bank, Bennett reached an agreement with the settlers to vacate the outpost voluntarily and momentarily under state sanction, thus avoiding a decision that would immediately cause the coalition to collapse.
He pacified a key demand of a party in the coalition that represented the interests of Palestinian citizens of Israel after pushing through legislation that would invest more than $9 billion in Arab communities, Naftali Bennett. The government passed its first budget in November 2021 since 2018, a crucial hurdle that indicated the coalition’s ability to cooperate.
Naftali Bennett, who is an Israeli high-technology entrepreneur and politician, was named TIME’s 2021 top popular president in the world.
The anti-fraud software company executive director was Benjamin Netanyahu, then leader of the opposition in the Knesset (parliament)’s chief of staff, a position assumed in 2006, the same year Netanyahu was elected prime minister. As the Director-General of the Yesha Council, an organization representing those settlements and their population, Naftali Bennett led a pressure campaign against the freeze, which ended in September 2010, and continued in this role until 2012.
5. Nayib Bukele – The President of El-Salvador
Just six months into his term, El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele has a remarkable list of achievements as he continues to chart a hopeful vision for the Central American country.
On February 3, the young former mayor of the capital, Nayib Bukele, was elected as president, obtaining more votes than his two opponents combined. Bukele’s election was historic as it was the first time since the end of the civil war in 1992 that the nation elected a president who was not of the two main parties, the right-wing ARENA or the leftist FMLN.
Being 37 when taking office, Bukele became not only the youngest head of state in El Salvador’s history but also one of the youngest in the world. He is in the list of the most popular and influential presidents in the world in 2021.
Nayib Bukele was able to convince the electorate to vote for him based on his innovative vision and intended reform policies for the country, though his position as a mayor of both the municipality of Nuevo Cuscatlán and the country’s capital, San Salvador was instrumental, which included using the force to eliminate gang violence, luring foreign investment, fighting corruption by establishing an international commission. He gained more trust from El-Salvadorians His public fall out with the FMLN party in 2017 over issues of corruption and criticism of then-President Sánchez Cerén.
In fact, he has announced an initiative to recruit 3,000 new soldiers to combat gangs and criminal activity in the country and has achieved 30% of that reform. , Bukele outlined initiatives such as after-school and sports programs, along with community policing in low-income areas, to engage the vast majority of vulnerable El-Salvadorian youth who join gangs.
He successfully laid off several hundred employees from government agencies, including staff members perceived to have benefited from and been complacent about the corrupt practices of his predecessors after he became the president.
He eliminated five Secretariats of the Presidency, which had long been used as a venue to embezzle and divert government funds. He subsequently issued a Presidential Decree creating the International Commission Against Impunity in El Salvador in collaboration with the Organization of American States.
The highly-rated young El-Salvadorian Phas wooed foreign assistance from diverse partners ranging from Japan to the European Union. He also has successfully re-set relations with the United States after they reached an all-time low in January 2019 over immigration flows. Nayib buckle has been recruiting foreign investment, both from traditional partners such as the United States and non-traditional ones such as South Korea and Morocco.
6. Narendra Modi – The Prime Minister of India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second government has just completed two years, making it seven years in the Prime Minister’s office and he is named in Time’s most influential leading presidents of the world, 2021. The PM Modi-led government is the only government in decades to have been re-elected with a full majority.
One of the obvious and quantifiable achievements of Narendra Modi, for example, is the quite extraordinary number reached in flagship schemes in banking the unbanked through the Jan Dhan Yojana — 42 crore bank accounts — and thus taking financial inclusion to every home in India. Funding the unfunded through Mudra Yojana — 29 crore loan sanctions and Rs 15 lakh crore disbursals — and thus seeding an entrepreneurial revolution. Digitizing the undigitised through UPI — 25 billion real-time transactions in 2020 — and thus making India the largest digital payments ecosystem in the world.
Prime Minister Modi has fundamentally altered the way central governments used to understand economic policy-making in India’s national character. Before Modi, they almost exclusively focused on macroeconomics and the glamour associated with it, while relegating microeconomics to the background or at best to state governments. That is why even after more than 66 years of Independence (in 2014, before Modi took over), the country was still struggling to electrify all its villages, leave alone homes, or ensure proper sanitation coverage in every village, or make healthcare affordable to all. Modi has corrected this imbalance. So, ensuring that every house gets a tap water connection is now as much a priority as framing a policy framework for privatization or creating a new paradigm for the agriculture sector with the new farm laws. To his credit, Modi has been able to make stellar progress in these domains.
In a likewise manner, respect for private enterprise and legitimate profit-seeking is no longer taboo. The defense that Prime Minister Modi himself mounted for entrepreneurs — terming them as nation builders — in Parliament is already getting translated into policy and in time may become his most significant economic contribution yet.
Again, Narendra Modi has forever changed the mindset of only expecting “second best” delivery from central governments. The people of India, who are now driven purely through the prism of hard-core national interest, will no longer be satisfied with being laggards or followers. If the world develops an efficacious vaccine to combat Covid-19 in less than a year, then we now expect India to be leading that race with not just homegrown vaccines but also administering it at a pace that is amongst the fastest in the world.
Furthermore, Modi has changed our acquired character and foreign policy of the last 70 years, which backed down when faced with a powerful adversary. China, used to having its way from the One Belt One Road initiative to the South China Sea, was stared down into retreating from Doklam and Pangong lake. From climate change negotiations, to free trade agreements, and from large multinational corporations used to bulldozing their way to global think tanks pretending to sway Indian discourse — everyone has realized that this India of 2021 is not the India they knew pre-2014.
The work done in empowering women and freeing them from clutches of societal constraints may, in time, become Modi’s most significant social contribution. From administering India’s most important union ministries to permanent commission in the armed forces and from establishing crores of small and micro enterprises to corporate boardrooms, and from freedom from the regressive instant Triple Talaq to legitimate rights in ancestral property — almost all the hidden glass ceilings have been broken.
7. Xi Jinping – The President of China
Xi Jinping was elected president of the People’s Republic of China at the First Session of the 12th National People’s Congress in March 2013, serving China’s top leadership role since then, and was re-elected to a second term in 2018.
Xi’s achievements on corruption crackdown, proposed Belt & Road Initiative (BRI), poverty eradication, as well as fighting the spread of pollution and terrorism in China were enough to guarantee him a spot in the list of most popular and influential world presidents 2021 – an accolade he achieved I 2020 too.
Xi Jinping, China’s top leader, is an anti-corruption President. There is a lot less corruption now than there was when he got in. Among the President of China’s first initiatives was a nationwide anti-corruption campaign that soon saw the removal of thousands of high and low officials (both “tigers” and “flies”). The success of his anti-corruption campaign continued, with more than one million corrupt officials being punished by late 2017.
Xi also emphasized the importance of the rule of law, calling for adherence to the Chinese constitution and greater professionalization of the judiciary as a means of developing “socialism with Chinese characteristics.”
Under Xi’s leadership, China was increasingly assertive in international affairs, insisting upon its claim of territorial sovereignty over nearly all of the South China Sea despite an adverse ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague and promoting its “One Belt, One Road” initiative for joint trade, infrastructure, and development projects with East Asian, Central Asian, and European countries.
One important accomplishment that might be surprising to people is intellectual property. Chinese IP rules today are a lot tighter than they were in 2012.
The CPC Central Committee, with Xi Jinping as the core, has set lifting all impoverished people in rural areas out of poverty as a telling indicator of completing the process of building a moderately prosperous society in all aspects. Xi has placed key priorities on helping those suffering from poverty and raising the standards of living for all people in line with the Henan Provincial Government’s pilot poverty alleviation project.
Xi signed a massive bilateral project agreement with Pakistan in 2015 known as China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to improve infrastructure within Pakistan for better trade with China, transform Pakistan’s economy—by modernizing its road, rail, air, and energy transportation systems and to further integrate the countries of the region.
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