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Guinness World Records in politics

November 13, 2014, 15:38 UTC+3
Survivor of most assassination attempts, most retweeted politician, world's youngest and oldest heads of state and other world records in politics
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World's youngest head of state is North Korea's Kim Jong-un. Kim Jong-il's third son was declared the supreme leader after the funeral for his father
World's youngest head of state is North Korea's Kim Jong-un. Kim Jong-il's third son was declared the supreme leader after the funeral for his father
World's youngest head of state is North Korea's Kim Jong-un. Kim Jong-il's third son was declared the supreme leader after the funeral for his father
©  EPA/KCNA
King Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, aged 90, is the oldest ruling monarch
King Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, aged 90, is the oldest ruling monarch
King Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, aged 90, is the oldest ruling monarch
© EPA/MAYA VIDON
Queen Elizabeth II is officially head of state for 16 countries. Though she has no political powers and her role is nominal and ceremonial, over 128 million people in 15 Commonwealth states (plus the UK) recognise her as their monarch
Queen Elizabeth II is officially head of state for 16 countries. Though she has no political powers and her role is nominal and ceremonial, over 128 million people in 15 Commonwealth states (plus the UK) recognise her as their monarch
Queen Elizabeth II is officially head of state for 16 countries. Though she has no political powers and her role is nominal and ceremonial, over 128 million people in 15 Commonwealth states (plus the UK) recognise her as their monarch
© AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis
The most retweeted ever tweet by a politician was posted by US President Barack Obama winning another term as US president. "Four more years," he wrote with picture of himself hugging his wife. During the first 24 hours it was retweeted  771,635 times
The most retweeted ever tweet by a politician was posted by US President Barack Obama winning another term as US president. "Four more years," he wrote with picture of himself hugging his wife. During the first 24 hours it was retweeted  771,635 times
The most retweeted ever tweet by a politician was posted by US President Barack Obama winning another term as US president. "Four more years," he wrote with picture of himself hugging his wife. During the first 24 hours it was retweeted 771,635 times
© twitter.com/BarackObama
The richest monarch in the world is Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama IX. According to Forbes, his wealth is estimated at around $30 billion
The richest monarch in the world is Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama IX. According to Forbes, his wealth is estimated at around $30 billion
The richest monarch in the world is Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama IX. According to Forbes, his wealth is estimated at around $30 billion
©  AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong
Cuban leader Fidel Castro holds the record of a politic ian remaining in power longest. In 2008, Castro resigned after 49 years, 10 months and three days in power. Only monarchs have been in power longer
Cuban leader Fidel Castro holds the record of a politic ian remaining in power longest. In 2008, Castro resigned after 49 years, 10 months and three days in power. Only monarchs have been in power longer
Cuban leader Fidel Castro holds the record of a politic ian remaining in power longest. In 2008, Castro resigned after 49 years, 10 months and three days in power. Only monarchs have been in power longer
© ITAR-TASS/EPA/ROBERTO CHILE/CUBADEBATE
The leader of the Cuban revolution holds another peculiar record. According to his former security chief, the number of assassination schemes or actual attempts by the Central Intelligence Agency to kill Fidel Castro is 638
The leader of the Cuban revolution holds another peculiar record. According to his former security chief, the number of assassination schemes or actual attempts by the Central Intelligence Agency to kill Fidel Castro is 638
The leader of the Cuban revolution holds another peculiar record. According to his former security chief, the number of assassination schemes or actual attempts by the Central Intelligence Agency to kill Fidel Castro is 638
© AP Photo/Robert Schutz
Sirimavo Bandaranaike is not only the world's first female head of government, but also the woman longest in power. She served as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister three times, making overall 18 years in power
Sirimavo Bandaranaike is not only the world's first female head of government, but also the woman longest in power. She served as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister three times, making overall 18 years in power
Sirimavo Bandaranaike is not only the world's first female head of government, but also the woman longest in power. She served as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister three times, making overall 18 years in power
© AP Photo
Isabel Martinez de Peron is the first ever non-royal  female head of state. She took over presidency of Argentina after the death of her husband, president Juan Peron. Isabel Peron served as president for less than two years being ousted in a military coup in 1976
Isabel Martinez de Peron is the first ever non-royal  female head of state. She took over presidency of Argentina after the death of her husband, president Juan Peron. Isabel Peron served as president for less than two years being ousted in a military coup in 1976
Isabel Martinez de Peron is the first ever non-royal female head of state. She took over presidency of Argentina after the death of her husband, president Juan Peron. Isabel Peron served as president for less than two years being ousted in a military coup in 1976
© AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza
According to Responsive Politics, the presidential and congressional races in the United States in 2012 were the most expensive elections ever. Around $6 billion was spent on the elections. Candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney together spent around $30,33 every second
According to Responsive Politics, the presidential and congressional races in the United States in 2012 were the most expensive elections ever. Around $6 billion was spent on the elections. Candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney together spent around $30,33 every second
According to Responsive Politics, the presidential and congressional races in the United States in 2012 were the most expensive elections ever. Around $6 billion was spent on the elections. Candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney together spent around $30,33 every second
© AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon
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World's youngest head of state is North Korea's Kim Jong-un. Kim Jong-il's third son was declared the supreme leader after the funeral for his father
©  EPA/KCNA
King Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, aged 90, is the oldest ruling monarch
© EPA/MAYA VIDON
Queen Elizabeth II is officially head of state for 16 countries. Though she has no political powers and her role is nominal and ceremonial, over 128 million people in 15 Commonwealth states (plus the UK) recognise her as their monarch
© AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis
The most retweeted ever tweet by a politician was posted by US President Barack Obama winning another term as US president. "Four more years," he wrote with picture of himself hugging his wife. During the first 24 hours it was retweeted 771,635 times
© twitter.com/BarackObama
The richest monarch in the world is Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama IX. According to Forbes, his wealth is estimated at around $30 billion
©  AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong
Cuban leader Fidel Castro holds the record of a politic ian remaining in power longest. In 2008, Castro resigned after 49 years, 10 months and three days in power. Only monarchs have been in power longer
© ITAR-TASS/EPA/ROBERTO CHILE/CUBADEBATE
The leader of the Cuban revolution holds another peculiar record. According to his former security chief, the number of assassination schemes or actual attempts by the Central Intelligence Agency to kill Fidel Castro is 638
© AP Photo/Robert Schutz
Sirimavo Bandaranaike is not only the world's first female head of government, but also the woman longest in power. She served as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister three times, making overall 18 years in power
© AP Photo
Isabel Martinez de Peron is the first ever non-royal female head of state. She took over presidency of Argentina after the death of her husband, president Juan Peron. Isabel Peron served as president for less than two years being ousted in a military coup in 1976
© AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza
According to Responsive Politics, the presidential and congressional races in the United States in 2012 were the most expensive elections ever. Around $6 billion was spent on the elections. Candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney together spent around $30,33 every second
© AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

13 November 2014 marks Guinness World Records Day. The very first edition of the World Guinnes Record book came out in Great Britain in 1955. Today, the book is sold in over 100 countries around the world, and is translated into 23 languages. Throughout the years of World Guinnes Record book's existence, many politicians became holders of world records. The most peculiar world records in politics in this photo gallery by TASS.

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