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Left-handed leaders

There seem to more than a fair share of left-handed presidents and political leaders so we have started compiling a list of them.   If you know any more or have additional information about any of these, please add comments to this page or use our contact form to send details and attach images.

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Costa Rica

This is Laura Chinchilla. She is the President of Costa Rica since May 2010 for a term of 4 years (and by the looks of it another hook-style writer like President Obama).



Ireland’s Prime Minister, Brian Cowen, is
left-handed, as was his predecessor, Bertie Ahern! (centre in this picture)



Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is left-handed.



Uhuru Kenyatta was elected President of Kenya in March 2013 and is a left-handed writer.   He is pictured here  signing the certificate of inauguration at Kasarani Stadium during his inauguration ceremony.


Nigeria -Lagos

Here is Lagos State Governor, Raji Babatunde Fashola, signing a bill into law. Lagos is in the South West and is one of 36 states in Nigeria. Fashola is the executive of an estimated population of 9m.



Singapore’s Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong is also left-handed.   Here he is signing the Bali Declaration on ASEAN Community in a Global Community of Nations, or the Bali Concord III, in Bali, Indonesia, Nov. 17, 2011.


United Kingdom

Prime Minister David Cameron


United States

President Barack Obama


Past leaders


President of Mexico Felipe Calderon.

Felipe Calderon completed his term as President on 30th September 2012 and was succeeded by Enrique Pena Nieto, a right hander.



President of Venezuela Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias was left handed.  He was President from 1999 until he died on 5 March 2013.




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55 comments on “Leaders
  1. Aussie bob says:

    Add to the list Australian PM Tony Abbott

  2. kiya says:

    I’m an Ethiopian,I’m left handed and I’m proud of it.I think we are special

  3. Will says:

    Chavez was

  4. john says:

    tony abbott – australia’s prime minister, also a leftie

  5. Pippa says:

    Tony Abbott (Prime Minister of Australia)

  6. Ashok Patel says:

    i am a left handed student from the beginning and my father tried a lot to change my writing hand but it was like my luck and my overall academic session has been very good. i have have scored the highest marks in my whole college and even very good marks in primary, secondary and senior secondary classes always on the top list of scoring %age

  7. Vishal Sathyan says:

    Felipe Calderon is no longer the President of Mexico. He completed his term as President on 30th September 2012 and was succeeded by Enrique Pena Nieto, a right hander.