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I removed him. Cesar Yanes Urias is a bit on the border too, as he was a member of a junta.

If I'm missing someone from the 1960s, mention them as all of the people I have on that list currently are from the wikipedia 100 oldest living state leaders list or the under 30-year old state leaders since 1900 list

 

Is junta member Rubén Alonso Rosales alive? Born in 1925, wikipedia doesn't mention a death date. Member of the same junta as Urias.

Rene Fortín Magaña (b. 1931) is another member of the junta still alive. All the other three (or four) than Magaña, Urias and possibly Rosales are dead.

 

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On 18/07/2020 at 20:22, drol said:

A quick list of old Chinese politicos, one of the hardest thing to kill in this world.

 

1)Song Ping (1917): political leader of Gansu who rose to the Organization Department in the 80s. He was the one responsible for ending the careers of those who opposed Tien An Men repression. Due to his excellent work (and profound hatred for Zhao Zhiyang) he was promoted to the Politburo after the massacre. Considered very close to Hu JIntao. Widowed since last year.

 

Happy belated 104th birthday to Song Ping! :birthday:

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On 04/02/2021 at 22:28, arghton said:

https://www.apu.fi/artikkelit/ele-alenius-parempi-jos-neuvostoliittoa-ei-olisi-syntynytkaan

Ele Alenius, 95-year old former Finnish second minister of the interior and only 60s Finnish minister alive isn't in bad condition. In this article he talks about his political career in the 60s and 70s and how, despite being a socialist, he was against the invasion of Czechoslovakia and managed to anger the soviet ambassador to finland with his anti-soviet comments. He's one of the four in my profile picture.

Also talked about going to a nursing home because a friend he made during wwII is there. He was widowed ten years ago.

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Also, I discovered something interesting about this man a while ago.

He was in 1931 Finnish silent movie Rovastin Häämatkat as "Little boy at a railway station"

https://m.imdb.com/name/nm2152052/?ref_=m_ttfcd_cl13

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On 15/04/2021 at 13:50, drol said:

Shahabuddin has been gravely ill for years. He looked like a skeleton in early 2018. On his 91st birthday he was reported to be "receiving treatment in Dhaka". Pakistani president Rafiq Tarar has been sick for at least four years and recently lost his wife. 

Shahabuddin has died.

Not Shahabuddin Ahmed, the former (acting and normal) President of Bangladesh but Mohammad Shahabuddin (1967-2021) an Indian Member of Parliament and murdering bastard.

 

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Just now, arghton said:

Shahabuddin has died.

Not Shahabuddin Ahmed, the former acting President of Pakistan but Mohammad Shahabuddin (1967-2021) an Indian Member of Parliament and murdering bastard.

 

Of course its not Shahabuddin Ahmed; he's on my DDP team and therefore will live another 10 years, unless I take him off prior to that, in which case he'll die within days.

 

PS, Bangladesh not Pakistan. and actual President as well as acting President.

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Some elderly/frail Vice Presidents:

 

Krastyu Trichkov (b. 1923) First Deputy Chairman 1971-1972. Unknown of alive.

Nguyễn Thị Bình (b. 1928) Vietnamese VP 1992-2002. Also a Paris Peace Accords negotiator. Out of the key figures in the negotiations, only she, Thích Nhất Hạnh and Henry Kissinger are alive.

Teofisto Guingona Jr. (b. 1928) Philippines VP 2001-2004, looks frail.

Moody Awori (b. 1928) Kenya VP 2003-2008

Assadullah Sarwari (b. 1930) Afghanistan VP 1978. Convicted war criminal and cold war-era spy chief.

José Ramón Machado Ventura (b. 1930) Cuba VP 2008-2013.

Roberto Carpio Nicolle (b. 1930) Guatemala VP 1986-1991.

Rifaat al-Assad (b. 1937) Syrian VP 1984-1998

 

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Can't see this mentioned (feel free to prove me wrong.)

Shadow Senator for Puerto Rico Carlos Romero Barceló has died.

He was 88, and served as Mayor of San Juan (1969-1977), Governor of Puerto Rico (1977-1985), Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico (1993-2001) and obviously Shadow Senator since 2017.

Senator Barceló was the Democratic half of the Puerto Rican Senate delegation.

 

Obit: Carlos Romero Barceló, former Puerto Rico governor, dead at 88 (nbcnews.com)

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Some inside gossip I've received...

Sir Jamie McGrigor (wiki), 72 in October, former Conservative MSP, lifelong smoker and big drinker, is in a bad way I'm told. Walks around with an oxygen tank. Somehow survived a bout of COVID at the end of last year. One to watch
John Scott (wiki), 70 next month, current Conservative MSP and re-standing in this week's election. I posted last year the media coverage on how he had "survived" pancreatic cancer. I was skeptical at the time, because very few people (less than 5–10%) do. Told he's "in remission" but still being treated. Not in the all-clear and certainly not in the best shape.

An aside...
Donnie MacMillan is another name I've just come across. He's the oldest councillor in Scotland – an independent in Argyll, and he's served for about 40 years. Turns 94 in October. He received a British Empire Medal in 2019 and I'm told that he's not only restanding next year but wants to be the first centenarian councillor in the UK. We'll see...

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https://www.liverlibdems.org.uk/councillor_andy_corkhill_and_the_metro_mayor_election

 

 

 

Deadpoolers this could be worth keeping an eye on . Andy Corkhill,  the Liberal Democrats original candidate  for  Metro mayor for the Liverpool  City Region  had to drop out of the race quite late on due to the reoccurrence  of his cancer.

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Mohamed Nasheed, former President of the Maldives (2008-2012) and current Speaker of the Parliament, hospitalised following an explosion (probable car bomb) near his residence. 

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On 15/03/2021 at 11:28, arghton said:

2. The three alive former Presidents of Zambia: Kenneth Kaunda (born 1924), Rupiah Banda (born 1937) and Guy Scott (born 1944)

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I added new pictures for these three. Kaunda's is from 28th of April 2021, Banda's is from 30th of April 2021 and Scott's is from 21th of November 2020.

 

Kaunda: Can't look at camera well anymore, rumored to suffer from multiple diseases.

Banda: Has colon cancer diagnosed at the end of last year, went through 12 cycles of chemo.

Scott: Reported ailing in January 2020, hospitalized in October 2020. This is the guy who said that Michael Sata isn't ailing 18 months before he died. Has had parkinson's for over 7 years.

 

Banda's picture is from last week, when he visited Japan Tobacco International offices:

https://zambiareports.com/2021/04/30/rupiah-banda-back-form-visits-jti-chipata/

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On 06/05/2021 at 19:37, Thatcher said:

Mohamed Nasheed, former President of the Maldives (2008-2012) and current Speaker of the Parliament, hospitalised following an explosion (probable car bomb) near his residence. 

They've done surgeries on his head, chest, abdomen and limbs but he's still in critical condition in intensive care.

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18 minutes ago, arghton said:

Lee Han-dong, South Korea Prime Minister 2000-2002 dead:

https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2021/05/113_308493.html

Those bastards Chun Doo-hwan and Roh Tae-woo will apparently never die

The North Koreans too. Impressive over-90 political class still intact!

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38 minutes ago, drol said:

The North Koreans too. Impressive over-90 political class still intact!

and Japan! (except that some former Prime Ministers from the last 30 years have died kind-of young)

 

12 Japanese Prime Ministers alive:

Toshiki Kaifu (b. 1931) 1989-1991

Kiichi Miyazawa (1919-2007) 1991-1993: Died at home in 2007 at the age of 87.

Morihiro Hosokawa (b. 1938) 1993-1994

Tsutomu Hata (1935-2017) 1994: Died of natural causes in 2017 at the age of 82.

Tomiichi Murayama (b. 1924) 1994-1996

Ryutaro Hashimoto (1937-2006) 1996-1998: Died of multiple organ failure at the age of 68 in a Tokyo hospital.

Keizō Obuchi (1937-2000) 1998-2000: Suffered a massive stroke at the age of 62 in 2000 and died a month and two weeks later.

Yoshirō Mori (b. 1937) 2000-2001

Junichiro Koizumi (b. 1942) 2001-2006

Shinzo Abe (b. 1954) 2006-2007, 2012-2020

Yasuo Fukuda (b. 1936) 2007-2008

Tarō Asō (b. 1940) 2008-2009

Yukio Hatoyama (b. 1947) 2009-2010

Naoto Kan (b. 1946) 2010-2011

Yoshihiko Noda (b. 1957) 2011-2012

and the current one, Yoshihide Suga (b. 1948) 2020-

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On 04/05/2021 at 02:37, Ulitzer95 said:

Some inside gossip I've received...

John Scott (wiki), 70 next month, current Conservative MSP and re-standing in this week's election. I posted last year the media coverage on how he had "survived" pancreatic cancer. I was skeptical at the time, because very few people (less than 5–10%) do. Told he's "in remission" but still being treated. Not in the all-clear and certainly not in the best shape.
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Yeah, John Scott humped out of his Ayr seat held for over 20 years, by the SNP.

 

High profile casualty guarantees him obits.

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On 07/05/2021 at 20:25, arghton said:

They've done surgeries on his head, chest, abdomen and limbs but he's still in critical condition in intensive care.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/08/mohamed-nasheed-former-maldives-president-is-off-life-support-after-bomb-attack

Off life support, can now talk again. The attack was probably done by ISIS or other extremists.

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Theodore Katsanevas, Greek founder of Drachmi Greek Democratic Movement Five Stars has died aged 74:

https://www.tovima.gr/2021/05/08/politics/theodoros-katsanevas-pethane-o-proin-vouleytis-tou-pasok/

 

The party is a Greek counterpart of the Italian Five Star Movement founded by Beppe Grillo (b. 1948) in 2009.

There's also the Finnish Seven Star Movement founded by Paavo Väyrynen (b. 1946) in 2018. Controversial figures Ilja Janitskin (1977-2020) and 80s scammer Peter Fryckman (b. 1951) have been Seven Star Movement candidates in different elections.

All populist parties.

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Argentine local politician Miguel Lifschitz dead of COVID at 65:

https://pledgetimes.com/miguel-lifschitz-died-messages-from-alberto-fernandez-cristina-kirchner-and-horacio-rodriguez-larreta-for-a-man-of-integrity/

 

Another winning COVID lottery ticket for the Cup, but nobody drew it. 

 

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On 12/04/2021 at 14:48, gcreptile said:

They had removed a stone from his bile duct (??). Now he's hospitalised again for gall bladder surgery:

https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/sharad-pawar-in-hospital-for-gall-bladder-surgery/cid/1812260

 

Sharad Pawar, that is.

Pawar's rival Sambhajirao Kakade has died aged 89:

https://www.sarkarnama.in/pune-vyakti-vishesh-jilha/sambhajirao-kakade-dies-due-old-age-pune-75716

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Group of Seven (named Group of Eight 1997-2014) participants alive (1975-2000)

 

1975 and 1976: None

1977 and 1978: Jimmy Carter (b. 1924)

1979: Jimmy Carter and Joe Clark (b. 1939)

1980: Jimmy Carter

1981-1984: None

1985-1987: Brian Mulroney (b. 1939) and Jacques Delors (b. 1925)

1988 and 1989: Brian Mulroney, Jacques Delors and Ciriaco De Mita (b. 1928)

1990: Brian Mulroney, Jacques Delors and Toshiki Kaifu (b. 1931)

1991: Brian Mulroney, Jacques Delors, Toshiki Kaifu, John Major (b. 1943) and GUEST: Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1931)

1992: Brian Mulroney, Jacques Delors, John Major and Giuliano Amato (b. 1938)

1993: John Major, Bill Clinton (b. 1946) and Kim Campbell (b. 1947)

1994: John Major, Bill Clinton, Jacques Delors, Silvio Berlusconi (b. 1936), Jean Chrétien (b. 1934) and Tomiichi Murayama (b. 1924)

1995: John Major, Bill Clinton, Jean Chrétien, Tomiichi Murayama, Lamberto Dini (b. 1931) and Jacques Santer (b. 1937)

1996: John Major, Bill Clinton, Jean Chrétien, Jacques Santer, Romani Prodi (b. 1939) and GUEST: Michel Camdessus (b. 1933)

1997 and 1998: Bill Clinton, Jean Chrétien, Jacques Santer, Romano Prodi and Tony Blair (b. 1953)

1999: Bill Clinton, Jean Chrétien, Tony Blair, Gerhard Schröder (b. 1944) and Massimo D'Alema (b. 1949)

2000: Bill Clinton, Jean Chrétien, Tony Blair, Gerhard Schröder, Giuliano Amato, Romano Prodi, Yoshirō Mori (b. 1937) and Vladimir Putin (b. 1952).

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On 09/05/2021 at 02:23, gcreptile said:

Former Delaware governor and congressman Pete DuPont, yes, the DuPont family, dead at 86:

https://delawarebusinessnow.com/2021/05/former-governor-congressman-pete-dupont-passes-away/

I guess the DuPonts living in and being therefore politically active in Delaware would only be news to non-Americans.
Here's one for future reference, gcreptile.... 'yes, the Biden family'... Cut and paste when needed.

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