Last month, Justin Trudeau, son of the 15th Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau, was elected Prime Minister which ushered in Canada’s first political dynasty. The concept of political dynasties is often perceived as problematic within Africa, even though dynasty is not an anomaly in other parts of the world. The United States, for example, has had two father-son presidents in its history.
The first were John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams, who were the 2nd and 6th Presidents of the U.S. respectively while the second set were George H. W. Bush, who was the 41st President for 1 term, and his son George W. Bush, who was the 43rd President for 2 terms.
Asia is the only continent where we have seen an instance of father-daughter presidential legacy such as the daughter of Mahatma Ghandi, Indira Ghandi and the daughter of former South Korean President Park Chung-hee, President Pak Geu-hye.
With this perspective in mind, here are five current African Presidents, whose fathers have also been president and how they differ from their fathers. Click “Continue Reading” to see them