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Head of State of Belarus[edit]

Whilst this article claims that Lukashenko is President of Belarus, the rest of Wikipedia uses Disputed instead. Can this article better represent the stance of the rest of Wikipedia? Penumbra01 (talk) 09:50, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

Prime minister of Laos[edit]

As I found on http://www.laogov.gov.la/activities/pages/news.aspx?ItemID=724&CateID=5 in 28 January Thongsing Thammavong was still prime minister and, it is clear, he is the current prime minister of Laos. I will change in this sense the table if I don't receive a replay based on a clear document Bogdan Uleia (talk)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 August 2020[edit]

Can you remove Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republic? They are rebel groups, not sovereign states. 2601:407:4100:87A0:E120:1416:52DD:B137 (talk) 15:54, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

 Not done: the current section of the article Donetsk and Luhansk are in recognsies that they are unrecognised states: the section says: The following states control their territory, but are not recognised by any UN member states. Seagull123 Φ 16:54, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

Guyana[edit]

I'll make this straightforward. The President of Guyana is both Head of State and Head of Government. Despite fully explaining and backing up my edit with sources, it is reverted with no evidence or sources to the contrary. If I was a betting person then I would have been in for quite the winnings as I was convinced that an unjustified warning of me potentially being blocked would ensue from edits made WITH SOURCES (imagine that). No need to worry, I was under the impression with all the fuss that is usually made that accuracy is one of the stronger points of articles, it appears that the stronger point is indeed users who refuse to acknowledge the research and threatening others with being blocked. It is not my desire to spend my time arguing with anyone who does not care for the research, so I will take no part in assisting with the accuracy of certain entries on this page. BaronJaguar (talk) 02:23, 3 September 2020 (UTC)

I'll second this, the article for the Prime minister of Guyana states that "[t]he prime minister, who also holds the office of First Vice President, is not the head of government in Guyana." The office of Prime Minister is synonymous with the office of the First Vice President. The article for the Guyanese president also states that they are "the head of state and the head of government of Guyana, as well as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the Republic, according to the Constitution of Guyana." Khronicle I (talk) 14:16, 5 September 2020 (UTC)Khronicle I (talk) 14:14, 5 September 2020 (UTC)

Thanks. I see that the user in question preferred to threaten to block me and then asked someone else the question, rather than taking the evidence, and sources of someone from Guyana and who is familiar with the government structure. I guess they hold lordship over the page, so what they say goes. Case in point- Being told to seek consensus on the talk page by the same user that separately asks someone else the same question, while this has languished here for a month. BaronJaguar (talk) 20:26, 3 October 2020 (UTC)

Khalifa Haftar as de facto leader of Eastern Libya's government[edit]

Given the fact that the Tobruk-based House of Representatives Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani has recently offered his resignation as the leader of the civilian government in the Eastern part of Libya, I believe the correct step for this page is to regard Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar as the de facto leader of that government. It is not a new fact that Haftar has been the de facto leader of the Tobruk side of the Civil War for a long time now, and I thought this resignation could lead to renewed discussions about this question.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-54145499 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-idUSKCN2292RQ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/04/28/libyas-khalifa-haftar-accused-coup-detat-puts-eastern-libya/

Why the Radical Left-wing Agenda?[edit]

Why put countries like Palestine, which is not recognised by the majority of UN member states in the main list while leaving out Taiwan and Kosovo who are recognised by the overwhelming majority? Either include all 196 countries (the main list but with Kosovo and Taiwan instead of Palestine) in the same list or put Palestine where it belongs in the list of partially unrecognised countries.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 2a02:c7f:1484:5500:8044:9b01:5144:d620 (talk) 15:05, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

Palestine is an observer at the UN – same as the Vatican – while Kosovo and Taiwan are not. Simple as that. Extended Cut (talk) 01:23, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

Minor mistakes[edit]

There are a few mistakes in the article that I would appreciate if someone could correct. First of all, Luis Arce is listed as the president-elect of Bolivia, but the election has not been held yet. He is "just" leading in the polls and is not expected to become president-elect until, well, the election. Arce should be removed from the list, and only be re-added if and when he is actually elected. Secondly, there are several heads of government (Italy, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Peru, Poland, Spain) who are listed with official titles such as "president of the council of ministers", but where the common name and the article titles are "prime minister". These aren't a mistake per se, but it seems odd to be that the official titles are used, and I would suggest changing that. Thank you in advance. - 188.182.13.127 (talk) 12:56, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

Oh, also Andorra. - 188.182.13.127 (talk) 13:09, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

Nothing wrong with the addition of the Bolivian president-elect, or describing offices as they're actually described. GoodDay (talk) 14:30, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
But my whole point is he isn't president-elect, at least not yet. There hasn't been an election yet. Bolivia doesn't have a president-elect because the election is in the future. It would be like listing Joe Biden as president-elect of the US: Biden is ahead in the polls, but he hasn't been elected (yet), and no election equals no president-elect. - 188.182.13.127 (talk) 14:33, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
The Bolivian presidential election was held on October 18 & Arce won. GoodDay (talk) 16:55, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
Wait, it was? Sorry, I thought it was still a few days away. Forget what I said. - 188.182.13.127 (talk) 17:06, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

Portraits[edit]

Might I suggest that we slightly reformat the page and add portraits for each person? I think it would really make the list easier for perception and the page more presentable. Oddly, there's no page on Wikipedia where all current world leaders are listed with portraits. Extended Cut (talk) 01:27, 16 November 2020 (UTC)