James Bolger

Bolger, James

(bōl`jər), 1935–, New Zealand political leader. A sheep rancher, he entered Parliament in 1972 as a member of the National party. In Robert Muldoon's government, he served as minister of fisheries (1977–78), immigration (1978–81), and labour (1978–84). His party fell out of power after 1984 and in 1986 he became opposition leader. In 1990, he became prime minister after securing a landslide victory for his party; the National party was narrowly returned to power in 1993. Bolger was ousted as party leader and prime minister by Jenny Shipley in 1997.
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WHEN did James Bolger become prime minister of New Zealand?
<B The IAC 2016 Annual InterAction Council (IAC) Meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan (from left to right) James Bolger (former Prime Minister New Zealand) and Mrs Bolger, John Wyn Owen(LSW), Bertie Ahern (Taoiseach of Ireland, 1992-2008), Louis Lillywhite, Chatham House, former Surgeon General
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EAST MEETS WEST: Members of the Russian Toffees fan club; SUPPORT: Everton fans in Freedom Square, James Bolger, Peter Rooney, Mike Matthews, Dave O'Brien, Tony Woolerton, Jamie Derbyshire and Mark Jones
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