Executive heads of government
- Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
- Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan
- Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of Germany
- Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- Giorgia Meloni, Prime Minister of Italy
- Karl Nehammer, Chancellor of Austria
- Anthony Albanese, Prime Minister of Australia
- Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain
- Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh
- Anwar Ibrahim, Prime Minister of Malaysia
- Chris Hipkins, Prime Minister of New Zealand
- Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia
The head of government is the leader of the executive branch of a nation's government. This is not always the same person as the head of state. Official titles for heads of government include Premier or Prime Minister.
For example, in the United States, the president is both the head of state and the head of government. In the Republic of Ireland the president is the head of state but the Taoiseach is the head of government. In most modern monarchies the king (or queen) is the head of state but not the head of government, as is the case of Japan and the UK, for example.
The head of state of some countries has no power over law and justice, for example, the Chancellor of Germany has those powers and not the Bundespresident.