Baby Rulers: 10 world leaders who would be younger than Obama

Foreign Policy magazine must be trying to shed its wonky rep (maybe it decided it can’t compete with Foreign Affairs on that point). It sent me an e-mail to tout its list of 10 national heads of state who are younger than Barack Obama would be if elected president.

Some of those on the list surprised me, such as Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia (40) and Dmitry Medvedev of Russia (42). I didn’t know they were such babies.

But the prize-winner is Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan. He assumed the throne in December 2006, at the age of 26. What’s the secret of his success? "His father handed him the position," natch…

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