Kyrgyz Republic President Askar Akaev
President Askar Akaev was elected president of the Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic on October 27, 1990. Dr. Akaev graduated with honors from the Leningrad Precision Mechanics and Optics Institute in 1967 and pursued his studies to become a doctor of science. Dr. Akaev began his career in 1961 as a mechanic worker, continued as a senior laboratory researcher, engineer, senior lecturer and professor, and proceeded to become chairman in Frunze Polytechnical Institute, which is now known as Bishkek Technical University.
In 1984 Askar Akaev was elected a correspondent member of the Academy of Sciences in Kyrgyzstan and advanced to President of the Academy of Sciences in the years 1989 to 1990. Askar Akaev was re-elected for the second term in office on December 24, 1995.
Mexico President Ernesto Zedillo
President Ernesto Zedillo was sworn into office on December 1, 1994. Mr. Zedillo earned a master's degree and a Ph.D. degree in economics from Yale University.
In 1978, after teaching at the Instituto Politecnico Nacional and El Colegio de Mexico, Mr. Zedillo became involved in economic research and analysis at the Banco de Mexico.
While working at the Banco de Mexico, Mr. Zedillo established the Exchange Risk Coverage Trust Fund (FICORCA), the agency that made it possible to restructure the debt of many Mexican companies in the early 1980s.
From 1988 to 1992, Mr. Zedillo served as Secretary of Programming and Budget. In 1992, Mr. Zedillo became Secretary of Public Education in 1992. Two years later, in March 1994, Mr. Zedillo was named the PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party) candidate for Mexico's presidency. On August 21, 1994, …
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Publication information: Article title: Personal Profiles. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Presidents & Prime Ministers. Volume: 7. Issue: 5 Publication date: September 1998. Page number: 32. © 1999 EQES, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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