(Dis)Honorable Mention: Autocratic Runners-Up

Our Autocracy Index sparked questions over which leaders should have made the list.  The following 10 heads of state ranked high enough to merit a (dis)honorable mention in World Policy Journal's Autocracy Index.

 

The Runners Up

 

11. Vladimir Putin (Russia)

 

12. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow (Turkmenistan)

 

13. Thein Sein (Burma)

 

14. Meles Zenawi (Ethiopia)

[Deceased Aug. 20, 2012]

 

15. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud (Saudi Arabia)

 

16. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Iran)

 

17. Idriss Deby (Chad)

 

18. Hu Jintao (People's Republic of China)

 

19. Hugo Chavez (Venezuela)

 

20. Bakiyev Bakiyev (Kyrgyzstan)

 

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