Profiles of People in Power: The World's Government Leaders
The second edition of this important biographical reference presents over 300 succinct narrative biographies of some of the most important, influential and powerful people in the world. Covering some 200 countries and territories it profiles every serving head of state and head of government and explains both, the role of the head of state, head of government and the legislature as well as each country's type of government.
Containing biographical profiles of close to 350 world leaders, this book will be essential for anyone needing information on those in power. Entries for each country or territory include:
This new edition is going to be a great asset to reference libraries, as well as governmental and political organizations world-wide.
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ITALY Full name : The Italian Republic . Leadership structure : The head of state
is a president elected by an electoral college comprising both houses of
Parliament and 58 regional representatives . The president's term of office is
seven years ...
Italy : Carlo Azeglio Ciampi In the course of the 1970s Ciampi raced up the
bank's hierarchy with astonishing speed . In 1970 he was appointed as the head
of the research department , in 1973 he became the bank's secretary - general ,
Nonetheless in May 2004 Berlusconi's government became Italy's longest -
serving administration since the Second ... Protests against Italy's involvement in
Iraq grew following the kidnapping of four Italian hostages by Iraqi insurgents in