List of Physically Disabled World Leaders and Politicians

Author: Disabled World
Published: 2015/05/04 - Updated: 2023/05/13
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Synopsis: A list of politicians and world leaders who currently hold or held office while having a significant physical disability. The characteristics of people with physical disabilities are as unique to the individuals as the conditions that created their special needs. A physical disability is defined as a limitation on a person's physical functioning, mobility, dexterity or stamina as well as total or partial loss of a part of the body.

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Though there are many types of disability the list below only covers physically disabled world leaders and politicians.

A physical disability is defined as a limitation on a person's physical functioning, mobility, dexterity or stamina, eg. walking, gross motor skills, bladder control etc., as well as total or partial loss of a part of the body (eg. a person with an amputation). Physical disabilities may arise from conditions such as congenital deformities, spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, brittle bones, Haemophilia, cystic fibrosis or severe accidental injury. Mobility impairment is a category of disability that includes people with many other varying types of physical disabilities. The characteristics of people with physical disabilities are as unique to the individuals as the conditions that created their special needs. Physical disability characteristics can include:

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A B C D E F G H I J K M N P R S T U
A

Afghanistan

Algeria

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Austria

B

Brazil

C

Cambodia

Canada

Czech Republic

D

Dominican Republic

E

Ecuador

Estonia

F

Fiji

France

G

Gabon

Germany

Gibraltar

H

Hungary

I

India

Indonesia

Iran

Ireland

Israel

J

Jamaica

Japan

K

Kingdom of Jerusalem

M

Malaysia

Mexico

N

New Zealand

Norway

P

Philippines

Poland

R

Republic of Venice

Roman Empire

Romania

Russia

S

San Marino

Solomon Islands

Spain

Syria

Sri Lanka

Sweden

T

Thailand

Timurid Empire

Turkey

U

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States

NOTE: If you know of a discrepancy in this list please contact us so we can amend the entry.

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