Peppercat World Leaders

Members of national cabinets and other key senior leadership positions around the world.

Peppercat World Leaders is a community-built directory of senior political officeholders around the world, aiming to be more comprehensive, up-to-date, and transparent than the CIA World Leaders list.

Data overview

Entity count:26,152 target entities · 26,152 searchable entities · 26,152 total
Entity types:
179 countries · Show overview...

Peppercat is a community project with the goal of making sure that information about politicians in Wikidata is always up-to-date. They maintain a fleet of hundreds of scrapers that compare official web sites against the Wikidata database.

Source data:raw.githubusercontent.com (CSV)
Collections:in Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) · Due Diligence List
Last changed:

Bulk download

Downloads contain the full set of entities contained in this dataset. You can fetch a simplified tabular form, or detailed, structured data in JSON format. Updated files will be provided once a day at the same location.

File nameExport typeSize
entities.ftm.jsonFollowTheMoney entities8 MB
names.txtTarget names text file457 kB
source.csvSource data5 MB
targets.nested.jsonTargets as nested JSON8 MB
targets.simple.csvTargets as simplified CSV4 MB

Help: Using the data · format reference · identifier use · commercial licensing

Using the API

You can query the data in this dataset via the application programming interface (API) endpoints below. Please read the introduction for documentation and terms of service. See also: OpenAPI Specification (JSON)

Use the Reconciliation API in OpenRefine:
For full-text search, use the /search endpoint:
For entity matching, use the /match endpoint:

Recent additions

The following targeted entities have been added to this data source most recently:

Robert ChipmanPersonAustralia
Wang XiaohongPersonChina
Zhou ZuyiPersonChina
Pei JinjiaPersonChina
Olukayode AriwoolaPersonNigeria
Wang GuanghuaPersonChina
Chris DawsonPersonAustralia
Ni HongPersonChina
Anthony MadutPersonSouth Sudan
Kornelius Koryom MayiikPersonSouth Sudan
Dier Tong NgorPersonSouth Sudan
Gamal Abdalla WaniPersonSouth Sudan
Moses Makur DengPersonSouth Sudan
Othom Rago AjakPersonSouth Sudan
Mathew Mathiang MagorditPersonSouth Sudan
Mohammed Hassan ArabiPersonSudan
Ali HamidPersonSudan
Mirghani SalehPersonSudan
Adam Gima’aPersonSudan
Mohammed Hamid al-BallahPersonSudan
Ali al-AwadPersonSudan
Essa Adam AbakarPersonSudan
Abu al-Qasim al-AminPersonSudan
Abdel-Wahid YoussefPersonSudan
Adam al-FakiPersonSudan