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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In June 2002 he dismissed the federal finance minister , citing corruption , and in
December that year he restructured the federal government to increase its power
and create a prime ministerial post that no longer rotated every eight months .
In July he was obliged after a public outcry to withdraw a decree which ended the
preventive detention of corruption and bribery suspects ( who by then included
Berlusconi's brother and a Fininvest director ) . Berlusconi also failed to tackle ...
Meanwhile , Kibaki's own government was becoming mired in corruption
allegations . In July 2004 the European Union , USA and Japan threatened to cut
off aid . Kibaki responded by creating a national committee to fight corruption .