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 1974 the great crisis of Cypriot history took place ; President Makarios was
deposed by the Greek military junta , Turkish forces invaded the north and the
island was partitioned . Papadopoulos served as adviser to Clerides in his role
as the ...
Later in 1967 he took up a two - year post as director of the Aeronautical
Academy . He was appointed successively air force chief of staff in 1969 and then
commander in 1972 ( a post he held until 1975 ) . Acclaimed as a war hero after ...
In an effort to stabilize ' democracy , Chen took over as leader of the DPP in July
2002. However , after the December 2004 legislative elections left the opposition
KMT - PFP alliance with a slim overall majority , he resigned from the leadership