Limann, Hilla

Limann, Hilla

(hĭl`ə lē`män), 1934–98, president of Ghana (1979–81). In 1979, after seven years of military rule, Ghana's new military leader, Jerry RawlingsRawlings, Jerry John
(Jeremiah John Rawlings), 1947–2020, Ghanaian political leader. Of Scottish and Ghanaian descent, Rawlings attended military schools throughout his early life, becoming a skilled pilot and achieving the rank of flight lieutenant.
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, handed over power to Limann, who had been elected to head a civilian government. Limann's People's National party, which he founded, was moderately socialist but enjoyed the support of business. In 1981 he was deposed by Rawlings in a military coup.
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