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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Afghanistan : Hamid Karzai disillusioned with the post - Soviet - occupation
government of Burhanuddin Rabbani , Karzai initially lent his support to the
Islamic taliban movement before turning against them in the late 1990s . He was
He studied medicine at Mosul University in the north of the country , and in 1966
joined the Dawa Islamiya party , a Shi'a Islamist political movement . He qualified
as a doctor in 1974 but in 1980 was forced to flee the country after Saddam ...
In these years he worked through various ANC roles : as the director of the
movement's department of information and publicity , secretary for presidential
affairs , and member of the political and military councils . He has been credited