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John Kufuor

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John Agyekum Kufuor (born 8 December 1938) is a Ghanaian politician who served as the President of Ghana from 7 January 2001 to 7 January 2009. He also became the Chairperson of the African Union from 2007 to 2008 and his victory over John Evans Atta Mills at the end of Jerry Rawlings' second term marked the first transition of power in Ghana from a democratic government to another democratic government.Kufuor's career has been spent on the liberal-democratic side of Ghanaian politics, in the parties descended from the United Gold Coast Convention and the United Party. As a lawyer and businessman, he was a minister in Kofi Abrefa Busia's Progress Party government during Ghana's Second Republic, and a Popular Front Party opposition frontbencher during the Third Republic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Kufuor has received more than 627,652 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). John Kufuor is the 10,231st most popular politician (down from 9,715th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Ghana (down from 8th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Ghanaian Politician.

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Among politicians, John Kufuor ranks 10,231 out of 15,577Before him are Grand Duchess Maria Mikhailovna of Russia, Theodora Angelina, Michael of Trebizond, Luis Donaldo Colosio, Alexander I Aldea, and Sin Sukju. After him are Keiichi Tsuchiya, Prince Hisaaki, Abdyl Frashëri, Giovanni I Participazio, Ashikaga Yoshiharu, and Abdelmalek Sellal.

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Among people born in 1938, John Kufuor ranks 222Before him are Chuan Leekpai, Madge Sinclair, Andrei Amalrik, Grethe Ingmann, Shi Pei Pu, and Chas Chandler. After him are Tommy Chong, Paddy Moloney, Diane Baker, Artavazd Peleshyan, Bhalchandra Nemade, and Margarita Salas.

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Among people born in Ghana, John Kufuor ranks 12 out of 121Before him are Sylvanus Olympio (1902), Anton Wilhelm Amo (1703), Jerry Rawlings (1947), Peter Turkson (1948), Michael Essien (1982), and Peter Mensah (1959). After him are John Atta Mills (1944), William Boyd (1952), Joseph Arthur Ankrah (1915), Ignatius Kutu Acheampong (1931), Tony Yeboah (1966), and Samuel Kuffour (1976).


Among politicians born in Ghana, John Kufuor ranks 5Before him are Kwame Nkrumah (1909), Nana Akufo-Addo (1944), Sylvanus Olympio (1902), and Jerry Rawlings (1947). After him are John Atta Mills (1944), Joseph Arthur Ankrah (1915), Ignatius Kutu Acheampong (1931), John Mahama (1958), Hilla Limann (1934), Fred Akuffo (1937), and Edward Akufo-Addo (1906).