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The World’s Hottest Ministers, Ranked

• December 31, 2015 5:00 am

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Early on in 2015, the Washington Free Beacon commissioned a comprehensive study to determine who on planet earth most deserves the title of the World's Hottest Minister.

The decision was made from the outset that the pool of candidates must be inclusive, ensuring that no minister would be eliminated from contention due to a mere technicality. All ministers spanning the globe—whether they be active or inactive, focus on domestic affairs or international ones—were considered.

The results of the scientific study were delivered to the Washington Free Beacon months ago, on August 27, but were kept private largely due to fears that awarding the highly-sought international honor during such a tumultuous period in world history would further destabilize the international arena.

We regret that decision. Our editorial choices will not be driven by fear.

The independent agency that conducted the project has asked that it remain unnamed, due to the obvious sensitivity of the project.

To ring in the new year, I present to you the definitive World's Hottest Minister rankings:


12. Yulia Tymoshenko, Prime Minister, Ukraine (60 points)

Yulia Tymoshenko / AP

Yulia Tymoshenko / AP


11. Joanna Mucha, Minister of Sport and Tourism, Poland (65 points)

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Joanna Mucha / Wikimedia Commons


10. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Minister of Defense, Netherlands (68 points)

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@JeannineHennis


9. Ayelet Shaked, Minister of Justice, Israel (68.5 points)

Ayelet Shaked / GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images

Ayelet Shaked / GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images

 

Ayalet Shaked Twitter

Ayalet Shaked Twitter


8. Mimi Kodheli, Minister of Defense, Albania (71 points)

Mimi Kodheli Twitter

Mimi Kodheli Twitter

 

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Albanian Ministry of Defense Instagram


Honorable Mention: Brent Scher, Minister, Universal Life Church (N/A)

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Yes, I am a Minister/ emily g photography


7. Aurélie Filippetti, Minister of Culture and Communications, France (84 points)

France's Culture Minister Aurélie Filippetti walks out the Elysee Palace in Paris / AP

France's Culture Minister Aurélie Filippetti walks out the Elysee Palace in Paris / AP


6. Elena Gabriela Udrea, Minister of Regional Development and Tourism, Romania (89 points)

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Elena Udrea

Elena Udrea

 

Elena Udrea


5. Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister, Thailand (94.5 points)

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Yingluck Shinawatra Facebook


Bonus Minister, Editor's Choice: Jeff Probst, Minister, Universal Life Church (N/A)

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Instagram


4. Elena Kountoura, Alternate Minister of Tourism, Greece (98 points)

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Elena Kountoura Facebook


3. Manuela Schwesig, Federal Minister of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women, and Youth, Germany (102 points)

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Manuela Schwesig / Wolfgang Wilde

 

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Manuela Schwesig Facebook


2. Maria Elena Boschi, Minister of Constitutional Reforms and Relations with Parliament, Italy (103 points)

Maria Elena Boschi

Maria Elena Boschi

 

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OGGI


1. Mara Cafagna, Minister for Equal Opportunity, Italy (130 points)

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Mara Cafagna Facebook

 

Mara Cafagna

Mara Cafagna