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Meles Zenawi

Data de nascimento: 8. Maio 1955
Data de falecimento: 20. Agosto 2012

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Meles Zenawi Asres foi um político e ex-guerrilheiro etíope, primeiro-ministro do seu país desde 23 de agosto de 1995 até à sua morte em 20 de agosto de 2012.Líder da Frente de Libertação dos Povos do Tigré, partido que integra a coalizão Frente Democrática Revolucionária do Povo Etíope, foi também a principal figura da revolta que, em 28 de maio de 1991, depôs o ditador Mengistu Haile Mariam, após o que, Meles Zenawi presidiu o governo de transição até 1995, quando foi designado para o cargo de primeiro-ministro da Etiópia.

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„I have never heard of any convincing reason as to why we should privatize land at this stage.“

—  Meles Zenawi
Part of PM Zenawi's controversial reply to Dr. Abdul Mejid Hussien, as quoted in Interview—“I have never heard of any convincing reason as to why we should privatize land”

„I am proud to be an Ethiopian. I am proud to be a part of that history.“

—  Meles Zenawi
Meles speaking to American intellectuals about Ethiopia and its history, as quoted in Harold G. Marcus, "A Breakfast Meeting with Prime Minister Meles", Michigan State University. 20 October, 1995.

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„We believe the problem between ourselves and Eritrea will have to be resolved through dialogue, but it takes two to tango.“

—  Meles Zenawi
On the border dispute with Eritrea, as quoted in "Troop massing designed to send message to Eritrea- Ethiopian PM". Sudan Tribune. 19 March 2005.

„If it is presumed that the Kenyans will democratise in order to eat the peanuts of development assistance from the European Union... it would be a big mistake.“

—  Meles Zenawi
Meles Zenawi's reaction to European threat of sanctions on Kenya, as quoted in "Western world cannot impose democracy in Africa: Ethiopian PM", AFP, 25 January, 2008.

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