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Ethnic minorities as heads of state by mattsteinglass
November 4, 2008, 10:54 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

CNN International is asking viewers to vote online on the question: “Could a member of a minority be elected head of state in your country?” Vietnam FTW! Communist Party Chairman Nong Duc Manh is an ethnic Tay. Obviously the extent to which he was “elected” is up for debate, but he was elected by the Central Committee of the CP. And he’s not technically head of state, but Vietnam has one of those ruling-troika systems where it’s not entirely clear who should be considered the single most powerful guy.

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