List of Asian politicians in non-Asian states

List of Asian politicians in non-Asian states

=Heads of State=

*Julio César Turbay Ayala, President of Colombia (1978-1982), was of Lebanese descent.
*Abdalá Bucaram, President of Ecuador (1996-1997), is of Lebanese descent.
*Adrienne Clarkson (Chinese: 伍冰枝; pinyin: Wǔ Bīngzhī, Hakka: Ńg Pên-kî)- former Governor-General of Canada (1999-2005), an ethnic Hakka.
*Arthur Chung (鍾亞瑟, pinyin: Zhōng Yāsè; born 10 January 1918), former president of Guyana from 1970 to 1980. He was the first ethnic Chinese president in a non-Asian country.
*Alberto Fujimori (藤森 謙也 Fujimori Ken'ya) - former President of Peru, an ethnic Japanese.
*Cheddi Jagan or Cheddi Berret Jagan, former chief minister (1957-1964) and president (1992-1997) of Guyana, an ethnic Indian.
*Jamil Mahuad, President of Ecuador (1998-2000), is of Lebanese descent.
*Kuniwo Nakamura, President of Palau
*Tosiwo Nakayama, President of the Federated States of Micronesia
*Anote Tong (湯安諾; pinyin: Tāng Ānnuò), president of Kiribati.
*Carlos Menem, President of Argentina of Syrian origin

Heads of Government

*Sir Julius Chan, (陳仲民), Cantonese-Chinese , former Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea.
*Yuriy Yekhanurov - the Prime Minister of Ukraine, an ethnic Buryat.


*Peter Aduja
*Spencer Abraham, US Secretary of Energy (2001-), is of Lebanese descent.
*Anthony Alexander Alam, Australian political leader, member of the Australian Labor Party, is of Lebanese descent.
*George R. Ariyoshi
*Marie Bashir, Governor of New South Wales, Australia (2001-), is of Lebanese descent.
*Ibrahim Baylan, Swedish Social Democratic politician and Minister for Schools in the Swedish government 2004-2006. Born in southeastern Turkey, to Syriac-Assyrian parents.
*Robert Bunda
*Benjamin J. Cayetano
*Elaine Chao, first Chinese American American Secretary of Labor
*Viet D. Dinh, also known as Đinh Đồng Việt Phụng, or Đinh Việt Phụng, former Assistant Attorney General of the United States under the presidency of George W. Bush. He was the chief architect of the USA PATRIOT Act.
*Hiram Fong, first Chinese American United States Senator
*Jay Kim, first Korean American elected to the United States Congress
*Gary Locke, former Chinese-American governor of Washington
*Norman Mineta
*Mee Moua
*Michiaki Nagatani, MNR politician and 2005 presidential candidate in Bolivia, is of Japanese descent
*Sang Minh Nguyen, an Australian Labor Party member of the Victorian Legislative Council since 1996, representing Melbourne West Province.
*Vivienne Poy, née 利德蕙; Cantonese Yale: Ley6 Dak1-way6; Mandarin Pinyin: Lì Déhuì, is the first Canadian senator of Asian ancestry.
*Julio T. Salem, Ecuadorian leader of the 1944 Revolution
*Donna Shalala, US Secretary of Health (1993-2001), is of Lebanese descent.
*Van Tran
*David Wu
*Bobby Jindal, former U.S. Congressman and current Governor of US state of Louisiana. Indian American
*Dalip Singh Saund, the first Indian-American US congressman
* Hieu Van Le, Lieutenant Governor of South Australia, is a vietnamese descent
* Mina Nguyen
* Hubert Vo

Asian Politicians of Federal-Level in the Russian Federation

*Kirsan Nikolayevich Ilyumzhinov (Russian: Кирса́н Никола́евич Илюмжи́нов), the president of the Republic of Kalmykia of the Russian Federation, is a Kalmyk. He is also the head of FIDE (a.k.a. the World Chess Federation), the preeminent international chess organization, since 1995.
*Sergei Shoigu (or Sergei Kuzhugetovich Shoigu/Tuvan: Серге́й Кужуге́тович Шойгу́), is the Minister of State Emergencies of the Russian Federation, is an ethnic Tuvan.

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