When Sebastian Kurz became the Foreign Minister of Austria in 2013, he made a history. At the age of 27, he was the youngest Foreign Minister of Europe. Now after four years, Kurz has been elected the Chancellor of Austria. Which has made him another record builder for being the youngest head of state in the world.Last Sunday in the Austrian general election, Austrian People’s Party (OVP) led by Sebastian Kurz won majority seats in parliament with 31% vote shares. It paves the way for 31 years old Kurz to become the youngest leader in the world. Sebastian Kurz, who is named ‘Wunderwuzzi’ (wonder boy) by his supporters was the chairman of his party’s youth wing just 8 years ago.
When in May this year Emmanuel Macron won the French presidential election, France got it’s youngest president ever in history. Just three years ago, Macron was unknown to most of his countrymen and one year ago he was not even any political party member. But now after Napoleon, Macro aged 39 is the youngest leader of France.
After US President Donald Trump, may be the mysterious North Korean leader Kim Jong Un got the most coverage in international media in recent years. When he came to power after his father Kim Jong Il’s death in 2011, Kim Jong Un was just 27. According to South Korean and Western intelligence, Kim has executed more than 340 people so far to secure his absolute power including own uncle. The poverty, hunger and human rights violation is even worsen than before. And his nuclear ambition is currently the major headache for his opponent powers.
Overthrowing US backed Fulgencio Batista’s government, 32 years old Fidel Castro took power of Cuba in 1959. Worshiped in his country as the icon of socialist revolution, Castro is portrayed as an extremist in western world. Fidel Castro remained in power for 5 decades before retiring in 2011.
For having the same name of his father, the late 18th and early 19th centuries’ British prime minister William Pitt was entitled ‘The Younger’. He was 24 years 6 months old when he became prime minister in 1783. Pitt The Younger had to face harsh criticism for his young age for premiership. His critics used to mock him saying ‘they let a school boy to run the country’. But in later years the youngest British prime minister made himself glorious for keeping Ireland and England hold united together.
Now the youngest of all youngests. Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi was the king of Toro state of western Uganda. He is known to outside world as King Oyo. He ascended the throne at the age of only 3! Death of his father King Olimi III in 1995 made child Oyo the youngest monarch ever. However till he became 18, an advisory council ruled Toro on behalf of him. The young king is currently 25 years old.