Recep Tayyip Erdogan: He has won Turkey’s first direct Presidential election. The veteran leader, who has spent three terms as Prime Minister, is revered by supporters for boosting the economy and giving a voice to conservatives. But his critics lament his authoritarian approach and Islamist leanings in a secular state.
Haider al-Abadi: Deputy Speaker of Iraq’s Parliament, he has been nominated as Prime Minister by President of Iraq, to succeed Mr Nouri Maliki.
Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha: Army general who led the overthrow of Thailand’s elected government in May 2014, he has been named Prime Minister by a rubber-stamp Legislature, sealing the military’s acquisition of near-absolute power in a country once considered a regional beacon of political freedom.
Ahmet Davutoglu: He has been named as the Prime Minister of Turkey.
Donal Tusk: Prime Minister of Poland, he has been chosen as President of the European Union (EU). Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini has been appointed as the bloc’s new foreign policy chief.
M. Thambidurai: He has been elected as Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha. He belongs to AIADMK.
Kalyan Singh: He has been appointed as the Governor of Rajasthan.
Vajubhai Vala: He has been appointed as the Governor of Karnataka.
Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao: He has been appointed as the Governor of Maharashtra.
P. Sathasivam: Former Chief Justice of India, he has been appointed as the Governor of Kerala.
Mridula Sinha: She has been appointed as the Governor of Goa.