United Kingdom

As Truss becomes UK Prime Minister, we ask 'when is a leader's age a risk?'

  • Truss joins Arden, Macron and Marin in the under-50 club of developed market political leaders

  • Emerging market under-50s include Chile, El Salvador, Georgia, Iceland, North Korea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Ukraine

  • Risk related to a leader's age: 1) succession if very old leaders; 2) legitimacy if big gap versus population median age

September 24th, 2022
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