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Can You Pick Who's Managed To Say In Power The Longest?

These guys, because of course they're all guys, have tremendous staying power.

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The United States's presidential election is getting ~super official~ on Monday as the Republican National Convention kicks off in Cleveland.

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The election in November is sure to be nuts, but around the world there are elections where the outcome is clear before a single vote has been cast.

Not counting royals, the nine men in this article have been continuously in power — in one role or another — for longer than anyone else on the planet, often winning their "elections" in landslides.

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But are you able to tell which of these guys has managed to hold onto their proverbial throne for the most years?

  1. Can You Pick Who's Clung To Power The Longest?

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    President Teodoro Mbasogo
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    Via Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images
    President Nursultan Nazarbayev
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    Via AFP PHOTO / SAJJAD HUSSAIN
    President Yoweri Museveni
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    Via TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images
    Prime Minister Hun Sen
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    Via Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters
    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
    Via Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters
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    Via JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images
    President Robert Mugabe
    Via JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images
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    Via Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images
    President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos
    Via Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images
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    Via FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images
    President Paul Biya
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    Via BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
    President Islam Karimov
    Via BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Hayes Brown is a world news editor and reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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