1. (exercising power) 
a. ruling 
El partido gobernante tomó medidas que disgustaron a la población.The ruling party has made decisions that people are not at all happy with.
b. governing 
La élite gobernante está acusada de haber blanqueado mucho dinero.The governing elite is accused of having laundered a lot of money.
masculine or feminine noun
2. (head) 
a. ruler 
El gobernante del país viajará al extranjero para firmar un acuerdo.The country's ruler is to make a trip abroad to sign an agreement.
b. leader 
Los gobernantes se reunieron en una cumbre internacional.The leaders met at an international summit.
1. (general) 
a. ruling 
partido gobernantegoverning party
2. (general) 
a. ruler, leader 
ruling; governing
la clase gobernante the ruling o governing class
(líder) ruler
en el poder
nuestros gobernantes incumplen sus promesas our rulers have failed to keep their promises
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