Com­ing of Age

The newly elected French Pres­i­dent might be the youngest leader in France since Napoleon Bon­a­parte, but not the youngest in the world

India Today - - UPFRONT - Da­mayanti Datta

BABY-FACED PRE­MIERS

THE NOT-YET-40 SET EM­MANUEL MACRON, 39

His in­de­pen­dent En Marche party has halted the march of the far right in France, hold­ing out hope not just for his own coun­try but for a world be­set with ul­tra-na­tion­al­ist sen­ti­ment across na­tions. Claim­ing to be nei­ther of the Left nor the Right, the for­mer civil ser­vant and in­vest­ment banker, who has never held elected of­fice ear­lier, was elected France’s 25th pres­i­dent, win­ning a de­ci­sive vic­tory over his op­po­nent Marine Le Pen

VOLODYMYR GROYSMAN, 39

Be­came the 16th prime min­is­ter of Ukraine in 2016 af­ter cor­rup­tion charges forced in­cum­bent PM Arseniy Yat­senyuk to re­sign

SALEH ALI AL-SAMMAD, 38

The leader of the Houthi mil­i­tants be­came pres­i­dent of the Supreme Po­lit­i­cal Coun­cil of Ye­men in 2016

EMIL DIMITRIEV, 38

Took over as Mace­do­nian PM in Jan­uary 2016 af­ter pre­vi­ous PM Ni­cola Gruevski’s had to go for wire­tap­ping of­fi­cials

VANESSA D’AM­BRO­SIO, 29

Grand­daugh­ter of Com­mu­nist leader Francesco Berti, she’s the 2nd youngest woman to be Cap­tain Re­gent of San Marino

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