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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Democratic Republic of the Congo : Joseph Kabila As his father began to press
for an armed overthrow of the Mobutu ... known as Zaïre , Joseph Kabila entered
the country for the first time in 1996 as a commander in his father's rebel army .
In early 1999 the health of Abdullah's father King Hussein deteriorated rapidly .
Flying home from hospital in the USA after the failure of a bone marrow operation
, he startled Jordanian politics on 24 January by naming his son Abdullah as his
Leader of the Democratic Revolutionary Party ( Partido Revolucionario
Democrática — PRD ) , Torrijos played heavily on his father's reputation as the
hero who negotiated the 1977 treaty with US president Jimmy Carter that led to
the eventual ...