Manmohan Singh tops Newsweek's list of ten world leaders

New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, heads the chart of Newsweek Magazine's list of ten world leaders, who have won respect and is described as 'the leader other leaders love' despite India being placed at 78th in the list of 100 best countries.

In an article titled, 'The Leader Other Leaders Love', the magazine says "The economist-turned-politician Singh, engineered the transition from stagnant socialism to a spectacular takeoff in the global economy."

"But it's Singh's unassuming personal style that really inspires awe among his fellow global luminaries, who praise him for being modest, humble, and incorruptible," the article in the magazine adds.

"The soft-spoken Singh is the model of what a political leader should be," the magazine quotes former International Atomic Energy Agency director-general and Egyptian Presidential challenger Mohamed ElBaradei as saying.

Besides Dr Manmohan Singh, British Premier David Cameron, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Brazilian President Luiz Incio Lula da Silva and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz al-Saud figure in the top ten list. (ANI)

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