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Isaias Afwerki

1946 - Today

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Isaias Afwerki (Tigrinya: ኢሳይያስ ኣፍወርቂ, pronounced [isajas afwɐrkʼi] (listen); born 2 February 1946) is an Eritrean politician and partisan who has been the president of Eritrea since shortly after he led the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) to victory in 24 May 1991, ending the 30-year-old war for independence from Ethiopia.In addition to being president, Isaias has been the chairman of Eritrea's sole legal political party, the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ). As Eritrea has never had a functioning constitution, no elections, no legislature and no published budget, Isaias has been the sole power in the country, controlling its judiciary and military. Hence, scholars and historians have long considered him to be a dictator, described his regime as totalitarian, by way of forced conscription; the United Nations and Amnesty International cited him for human rights violations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isaias Afwerki has received more than 1,408,850 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Isaias Afwerki is the 2,347th most popular politician (down from 2,274th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Eritrea and the 2nd most popular Eritrean Politician.

Isaias Afwerki is the president of Eritrea. He is most famous for leading the Eritrean People's Liberation Front to victory in the Eritrean War of Independence.

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Among politicians, Isaias Afwerki ranks 2,347 out of 15,577Before him are Werner von Haeften, William I of Sicily, Mikhail Mishustin, Eliot Ness, John of Brienne, and Merneith. After him are Andrés Manuel López Obrador, James III of Scotland, Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia, Sergey Bubka, Peroz I, and Milan I of Serbia.

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Among people born in 1946, Isaias Afwerki ranks 61Before him are Bob Beamon, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, Jang Song-thaek, Dolly Parton, Uri Geller, and Bolo Yeung. After him are Boris Berezovsky, Danny Glover, Thongloun Sisoulith, Howard Shore, Jean Todt, and Daniel Libeskind.

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In Eritrea

Among people born in Eritrea, Isaias Afwerki ranks 2 out of 12Before him are Tedros Adhanom (1965). After him are Aman Andom (1924), Remo Girone (1948), Zeudi Araya (1951), Gianfranco Rosi (1963), Zersenay Tadese (1982), Daniel Teklehaimanot (1988), Ghirmay Ghebreslassie (1995), Merhawi Kudus (1994), Natnael Berhane (1991), and Meb Keflezighi (1975).

Among POLITICIANS In Eritrea

Among politicians born in Eritrea, Isaias Afwerki ranks 2Before him are Tedros Adhanom (1965). After him are Aman Andom (1924).