Growing old doesn’t always mean that you have to slow down. There are plenty of well matured political leaders that still have a lot of power and still work hard at keeping their countries in shape. It is good to have some great older political figures that can teach young minds how to do things properly and it is good to have mature individuals that have many years of experience to guide younger figures along the way. Here are just a handful of the many aged leaders who are changing the laws of nature with their spunk and health;
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most well-known names in the world. She is currently 90 years old and still rules England fully. Her rule started in 1952 and after 65 years as queen she is currently the longest reigning British monarch and she is also the longest reigning queen in the world history.
Beji Caid Essebsi
Beji Caid Essebsi is the president of Tunisia and is currently 90 years old. He was the founder of the Nidaa Tounes political party and became the first freely elected president.
Sheikh Sabah IV Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
He is the Emir of Kuwait and is currently 87 years of age. Sheikh Sabah IV Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is also the commander of the military of Kuwait and is one of the longest serving foreign ministers in the world.
Sir Elliott Belgrave
Sir Elliott Belgrave is the governor general of Barbados and is currently 85 years of age and has been in service of Queen Elizabeth II since 2011.
Raul Castro is the president of Cuba and is currently 85 years of age. He has been in charge of Cuba since 2008 and have also been the commander in chief of the armed forces, the first secretary of the central committee of the communist party of Cuba and he is the nation’s highest ranking general.
Dame Marguerite Pindling
Dame Marguerite Pindling is 84 years old and is the governor general of the Bahamas. She became a leader in 2014 and is the third female governor general.
Akihito is currently 83 years of age and is the emperor of Japan. He became the 125th emperor of Japan in 1989 at the age of 56 and has been a leader for 28 years and is doing great despite his deteriorating health.
While these old timers are still incredibly good at their task and deserve a pat on the back we should probably keep our eye on younger political figures that are making their way up the leadership ladder. Mark Dubowitz is one of these younger political figures that should be taken note of because many believe that big things will yet derive from this name. He is currently the executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington D.C. and his negotiations are affecting the general peace and prosperity of the US as well as neighboring countries.