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How many Presidents/PM's have been fired in your country?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:14 pm
by Shavenhead
Here - so far, four out of the last five.

Can anyone beat that?

Re: How many Presidents/PM's have been fired in your country?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:23 pm
by Bill Barilko
No You Win you lucky bastard.

Re: How many Presidents/PM's have been fired in your country?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:40 pm
by Logg
In Israel the previous PM and President were both sent to jail.

In the US, there are states, Louisiana and Illinois, where a majority of previous governors going back a few terms had to go to jail.

Re: How many Presidents/PM's have been fired in your country?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:42 pm
by Stephen_Dedalus
The Americans have shot two out of the last 11, one ending in fatal injury.

Re: How many Presidents/PM's have been fired in your country?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:43 pm
by Lost Soul
Every one-term POTUS was fired.

Most of the two-termers should have been.

Re: How many Presidents/PM's have been fired in your country?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:44 pm
by Lost Soul
Stephen_Dedalus wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:42 pm
The Americans have shot two out of the last 11, one ending in fatal injury.
We shot at more than that. Presumably you are remembering Reagan and JFK. But Ford and Truman were shot at too.

Re: How many Presidents/PM's have been fired in your country?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:48 pm
by Shavenhead
In SA:

- Hendrik Verwoerd was assassinated twice.
- John Vorster resigned
- PW Botha was ousted and fired by FW De Klerk
- FW De Klerk was retrenched by Nelson Mandela
- Nelson Mandela served out his term, but didn't seek another term.
- Thabo Mbeki was ousted and fired by Jacob Zuma
- Jacob Zuma has now been ousted and fired by Cyril Ramaphosa...or maybe not..

Re: How many Presidents/PM's have been fired in your country?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:29 pm
by Scrubb
None. Provincially we had a regime in the '80s where several of the cabinet ministers and the deputy premier ended up in jail or paying fines for a variety of financial wrong-doings. Embezzlement, fraud, bogus expense claims, etc. I just checked - 16 were charged, 12 convicted, 6 served jail time. The premier himself was not charged.

Re: How many Presidents/PM's have been fired in your country?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:31 pm
by temporaryhandle2
Well not to brag or anything, but we are so good at firing our PMs, we sometimes do it twice to the same person.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Rudd

Re: How many Presidents/PM's have been fired in your country?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:31 pm
by Stephen_Dedalus
Tony Bliar should be in The Hague for crimes against humanity.

Re: How many Presidents/PM's have been fired in your country?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:34 pm
by BulletPark
Shavenhead wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:48 pm
In SA:

- Hendrik Verwoerd was assassinated twice.
Came back from the dead, did he?

Re: How many Presidents/PM's have been fired in your country?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:35 pm
by VinnyD
Lost Soul wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:43 pm
Every one-term POTUS was fired.
That isn't true. Some chose not to run again. Polk springs to mind.

Re: How many Presidents/PM's have been fired in your country?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:36 pm
by VinnyD
We have not beheaded a single head of state. Stephen Dedalus cannot make that claim for his country (or its nearest neighbor).

Re: How many Presidents/PM's have been fired in your country?

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:03 am
by jedgarandclyde
We got a PM elected by popular vote sacked down here by a representive of the Queen in Australia.

And we lost one who went for a swim, and a couple of Labor PM's have been replaced by their party.

But on the whole, nothing much happens down here to our leaders.

Re: How many Presidents/PM's have been fired in your country?

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:29 am
by Flobster!
So have LibNat PMs. Abbott most recently.

Re: How many Presidents/PM's have been fired in your country?

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:33 am
by Stephen_Dedalus
Margaret Thatcher was fired by her own party, after they found their balls, which she had been holding onto.
She never got over the ignominy.

Blair exited at the right time, as that's what he does.

Cameron fell on his own sword after Brexit.

Churchill was fired by the ingrates (British public) although he came back again.

Re: How many Presidents/PM's have been fired in your country?

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:12 am
by jedgarandclyde
Abbott should have been killed at birth.

Re: How many Presidents/PM's have been fired in your country?

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:37 pm
by Lost Soul
VinnyD wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:35 pm
Lost Soul wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:43 pm
Every one-term POTUS was fired.
That isn't true. Some chose not to run again. Polk springs to mind.
They fired themselves, Vinny.

Re: How many Presidents/PM's have been fired in your country?

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:22 pm
by The Mallard Missie
Stephen_Dedalus wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:31 pm
Tony Bliar should be in The Hague for crimes against humanity.
And so should Aung San Stewed Duck.

Re: How many Presidents/PM's have been fired in your country?

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:31 pm
by eric84
LBJ of course decided not to run. We've had a few PMs defeated on confidence motions in house like Joe Clark, Mackenzie King (though that firing didn't last long).

Re: How many Presidents/PM's have been fired in your country?

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:55 pm
by VinnyD
I am not sure that everyone (other than Lost Soul) has been counting all the presidents/PMs who fired themselves.

For example, no one has mentioned Winston Churchill, who fired himself in 1955.