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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Biya consolidated his position , taking over the party leadership himself and
having his role as president confirmed by an overwhelming majority in the
January 1984 election . Promising some gradual steps towards greater
Legislative polls in 1996 saw the New Front lose its majority in the National
Assembly , although it remained the largest party . Amid protracted coalition talks
, Venetiaan faced Jules Wijdenbosch in presidential elections . Neither candidate
Legislative elections on 1 December 2001 put Chen in a far more commanding
position when the KMT lost its majority for the first time in Taiwanese history .
Although the DPP became the largest single party , it failed to secure an outright