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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Gabon : Omar Bongo Appointed as assistant director in the Gabonese cabinet in
1962 , he was director of President ... When the presidential elections were held
on 5 December 1993 , Bongo topped the poll with 51.18 % of the vote , and he ...
He was elected to parliament in 1978 , and was the unsuccessful PDS candidate
in the presidential elections of 1978 , 1983 , 1988 and 1993. During the 1980s
Wade was in outright conflict with the government : he was arrested in July 1985
Amid protracted coalition talks , Venetiaan faced Jules Wijdenbosch in
presidential elections . Neither candidate could achieve the two - thirds ' majority
to secure election so a United People's Conference was convened , which