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

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

Post by Shavenhead » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:14 pm

Here - so far, four out of the last five.

Can anyone beat that?
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Post by Bill Barilko » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:23 pm

No You Win you lucky bastard.
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Re: How many Presidents/PM's have been fired in your country?

Post by Logg » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:40 pm

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.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:42 pm

The Americans have shot two out of the last 11, one ending in fatal injury.

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Post by Lost Soul » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:43 pm

Every one-term POTUS was fired.

Most of the two-termers should have been.
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Post by Lost Soul » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:44 pm

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.
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Post by Shavenhead » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:48 pm

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..
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Post by Scrubb » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:29 pm

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.
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Post by temporaryhandle2 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:31 pm

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
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:31 pm

Tony Bliar should be in The Hague for crimes against humanity.

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Post by BulletPark » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:34 pm

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

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

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Post by VinnyD » 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.

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

Post by VinnyD » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:36 pm

We have not beheaded a single head of state. Stephen Dedalus cannot make that claim for his country (or its nearest neighbor).

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Post by jedgarandclyde » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:03 am

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.
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Post by Flobster! » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:29 am

So have LibNat PMs. Abbott most recently.
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:33 am

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.

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Post by jedgarandclyde » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:12 am

Abbott should have been killed at birth.
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Post by Lost Soul » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:37 pm

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.
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Post by The Mallard Missie » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:22 pm

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.
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Post by eric84 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:31 pm

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

Post by VinnyD » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:55 pm

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.

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