Where would Sepp Blatter Rank Among Longest-serving World Leaders?

Sepp Blatter has been in charge of Fifa for 17 years and is currently seeking another four-year term in office.
If the governing body of global football were a state, that would make the Swiss administrator the world’s 18th-longest-serving leader, excluding royalty.
The president of Cameroon, Paul Biya, is currently top of the list. He's been in charge of the country for four decades. Blatter became Fifa president in June 1998. Fifa presidents do tend to stick around. Of the eight that have been elected since the organisation was founded in 1904, five have served for at least 12 years.