Meet the top 11 influential leaders of world

    Gallup International survey

    Gallup International survey

    Gallup International in its annual survey — Opinion of Global Leaders conducted across 50 nations and 53,769 persons were interviewed globally. In each country a representative sample of around 1,000 men and women was interviewed either face-to-face, or via phone, or through online mediums.

    The field work was conducted during October-December 2017.

    Take a look at who grabbed the top 10 spots

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    Angela Merkel

    Angela Merkel

    Merkel, the 2nd in the list, continues to power on despite a domestic political setback and a survey which shows half of Germany does not expect her to see a full fourth term as chancellor.

    Net score: 20
    Favourable votes: 49%
    Unfavourable votes: 29%

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    Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi

    With almost all of India under his firm grip barring just a few states, Modi continues to fascinate friends and foes alike. In this list, the Indian prime minister stands at the third position.

    Net score: 8
    Favourable votes: 30%
    Unfavourable votes: 22%

    Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

    Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

    Ruler of Saudi Arabia since 2015, King Salman's home was recently attacked with a ballistic missile. As a king, he recently allowed Saudi women to drive. The king's major initiatives include intervention in the Yemen Civil War and Saudi vision 2030, among others.

    Net score: -6
    Favourable votes: 26%
    Unfavourable votes: 32%

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