de Klerk


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de Klerk

F(rederik) W(illem). born 1936, South African statesman; president (1989--94), second executive deputy president (1994--97). In 1990 he legalized the ANC and released Nelson Mandela from prison, and initiated the abolition of apartheid: Nobel peace prize 1993 jointly with Mandela
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40) According to Robert Harvey, the ANC viewed de Klerk as a hardliner who was less liberal and reform-minded than his predecessor, P.
At a press conference, De Klerk angrily rejected reports in South African newspapers that former law and order minister Adriaan Vlok might implicate him during his forthcoming trial.
Titled "Freedom to Believe: Upholding the Standard of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights," the panel was composed of Piet de Klerk, Netherlands'Ambassador at Large for Human Rights; Asma Jahangir, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief; and Felice Gaer, Director of the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights.
Finally, de Klerk urged women to "act like a majority and not like a minority who begs for favours .
de Klerk and their children Jan, Willem and Susan, joined mourners at a service.
Former president FW de Klerk flew into Cape Town yesterday after cutting short a trip to Sweden for centenary celebrations for the Nobel Peace Prize, which he jointly won with Nelson Mandela in 1993.
Former state president FW de Klerk, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with his successor, Nelson Mandela, won an eleventh-hour court bid to have references to his activities deleted from the report.
de Klerk, and Nelson Mandela and the leaders of the African National Congress (ANC): As a precursor to democratic, multi-party elections, de Klerk argued for a blanket amnesty for all perpetrators of apartheid-era crimes, while Mandela insisted on full disclosure as a prerequisite to amnesty.
Waldmeir puts a new spin on many of the choicest anecdotes from these two books and insists on looking at the sometimes not-so-pure motivations of Mandela, de Klerk, and other players.
La decision del ex presidente sudafricano Frederik de Klerk de abandonar la politica abre un nuevo capitulo en la historia sudafricana, menos de tres anos despues de las primeras elecciones democraticas que pusieron punto final al Apartheid.
During this time, de Klerk and Mandela shared the overarching goal of constructing a transitional constitution and arranging the first truly representative elections in South African history.
de Klerk presenting himself before Saint Peter for admission into heaven.