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Apparently former Finnish prime minister and counselor of state Paavo Lipponen (born 1941, served as PM from 1995 to 2003) has had heart problems for multiple years, had a heart attack in 2017 and had to be operated 7 times and according to his wife, is now in such a frail condition that she can't visit him. I'm almost sure Lipponen won't see his 80th birthday.

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Francesc Badia Batalla, the last Episcopal Veguer of Andorra (a ceremonial state leader) from 1972 to 1993, dead at 97.

 

Translation of article title:

 

The last episcopal vicar, Francesc Badia Batalla, died at the age of 97 He held office from 1972 to 1993, when the Constitution was approved.”

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On 13/08/2020 at 13:42, arghton said:

Apparently former Finnish prime minister and counselor of state Paavo Lipponen (born 1941, served as PM from 1995 to 2003) has had heart problems for multiple years, had a heart attack in 2017 and had to be operated 7 times and according to his wife, is now in such a frail condition that she can't visit him. I'm almost sure Lipponen won't see his 80th birthday.

 

 

SEVEN heart ops - so when he dies stuff him and he'll serve his country as a pyjama case!

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12 minutes ago, TomTomTelekom said:

Last republican senator from Washington Slade Gorton died at 92 years:

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/former-u-s-sen-slade-gorton-92-dies/

 

Famously called for Nixon to resign. And then much later Trump.

 

Not a DDP pick, doesn't seem to have ever been picked.

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14 minutes ago, TomTomTelekom said:

Last republican senator from Washington Slade Gorton died at 92 years:

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/former-u-s-sen-slade-gorton-92-dies/

 

1 minute ago, msc said:

 

Famously called for Nixon to resign. And then much later Trump.

 

Not a DDP pick, doesn't seem to have ever been picked.

And yet @gcreptile suggested him on Ideas and Possibilities for 2020...

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1 minute ago, YoungWillz said:

 

And yet @gcreptile suggested him on Ideas and Possibilities for 2020...

 

tbh I kept thinking he was already dead. Think I'm mixing him up with the sole Republican Senator to vote for impeachment as Gorton had a government role outside the Senate at Watergate.

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On 11/08/2020 at 18:30, drol said:

Pranab Mukherjee's health further deteriorates

After "improving" for many days (Indians...) Pranab's health has deteriorated again.

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2 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

 

And yet @gcreptile suggested him on Ideas and Possibilities for 2020...

Let's be honest, I can't even remember all the people I suggested myself.

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21 hours ago, drol said:

After "improving" for many days (Indians...) Pranab's health has deteriorated again.

Pranab Mukherjee improving again.

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17 minutes ago, drol said:

Pranab Mukherjee improving again.


Could be getting some content in the mountaineer thread outta this

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5 hours ago, gcreptile said:

Former US Senate majority leader George Mitchell has leukemia:

https://www.centralmaine.com/2020/08/20/george-mitchell-diagnosed-with-leukemia/

 

If it's acute leukemia, I imagine it could be over pretty fast.

Well he was on Epstein's Island multiple times, might as well get the long lasting suffering then.

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3 hours ago, gcreptile said:

Shinzo Abe's long-running health problems have recently resurfaced:

https://amp.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/3097807/japan-pms-health-question-rumours-swirl-successors-jostle

 

He is now the longest-governing PM of Japan. Time for a successor?

My rule of thumb is if they've done 10 year's it's time to book their leaving do!It all goes downhill after that.Mind you it all went downhill for Boris after about 10 minutes!:mellow::facepalm:

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Although his spokesman says it's merely a follow up to last weeks appointment

 

 

 

Would still put good money aside on him standing down in the before the end of the year

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On 22/11/2011 at 22:49, time said:

Former Ukraine PM Yulia Tymoshenko is in 'poor health' according to a Ukrainian Human Rights group.

 

No clarification on the nature of the illness but according to President Viktor Yanukovich "... the system (of medical treatment in jail) … is not up to the required standards. So this treatment or medical services will have to be provided in medical institutions in Kiev, in the coming days, either today or tomorrow,"

 

Yulia Tymoshenko, whose health has never been great since the whole imprisonment on dubious charges thing, is now in a serious condition with covid.

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Irish nationalist politician and TD, Peadar Tóibín, leader of the Aontú Party (a group of disaffected ex-Sinn Fein members), is suffering from skin cancer. 

 

 

Interestingly, the anglicized version of his name makes him the namesake of the DDP's favourite serial killer, Peter Tobin.

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On 24/08/2020 at 14:56, msc said:

 

Yulia Tymoshenko, whose health has never been great since the whole imprisonment on dubious charges thing, is now in a serious condition with covid.

 

Now she is in intensive care and on life support, has to be ventilated. Her condition has worsened in the past 24 hours.

 

https://www.bild.de/politik/ausland/politik-ausland/ukrainische-ex-regierungschefin-hat-corona-timoschenko-am-beatmungsgeraet-72567694.bild.html

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That's a person I admire. I hope she recovers.

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Harold Best, former Labour MP for Leeds North West, reported dead by the current MP for that area:

 

 

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