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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:15 am    Post subject: The world's 'poorest' president Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20243493

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It's a common grumble that politicians' lifestyles are far removed from those of their electorate. Not so in Uruguay. Meet the president - who lives on a ramshackle farm and gives away most of his pay.

Laundry is strung outside the house. The water comes from a well in a yard, overgrown with weeds. Only two police officers and Manuela, a three-legged dog, keep watch outside.

This is the residence of the president of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, whose lifestyle clearly differs sharply from that of most other world leaders.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_heads_of_state_and_government_by_net_worth
and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Records_of_heads_of_state
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sikpuppy wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_heads_of_state_and_government_by_net_worth

Funny how Mr Putin is suspicously absent on that list of wealthy heads of state yet suspiciously present on that photo....
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