The Most Disliked Leaders in the World

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1. Yoon Suk-yeol
> Country: South Korea
> Net approval: -57%
> Approve: 19%
> Disapprove: 75%
> Population: 51,744,876

Like elsewhere, South Koreans have been facing economic pressure from rising prices, but their disapproval of President Yoon Suk-yeol is related to other matters, too. One reason is that he is an outsider with no established allies in government who barely won election on March 9. He has also made a few unpopular decisions, including snubbing U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during her tour of Asia, seen as a preferential gesture toward China, which firmly protested Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan in August. Yoon, 61, is a member of the conservative People Power Party.