Manmohan Singh

manmohanManmohan Singh è un economista e politico indiano, attuale Primo Ministro dell’India, eletto il 22 maggio 2004. È membro del Partito del Congresso Indiano guidato da Sonia Gandhi. Nel 2009 è stato riconfermato dalle elezioni, per governare sino al 2014.

Manmohan Singh born 26 September 1932) is the 14th and current Prime Minister of India. An economist by profession, Singh was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 1982 to 1985,[2] the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India from 1985 to 1987 and the Finance Minister of India from 1991 to 1996. He is also a Rajya Sabha member from Assam, currently serving his fourth term.

Manmohan Singh is a graduate of Panjab University, Chandigarh, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Oxford. After serving as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India, Singh was appointed as the Union Minister of Finance in 1991 by then-Prime Minister Narasimha Rao. During his tenure as the Finance Minister, Singh was widely credited for carrying out economic reforms in India in 1991 which resulted in the end of the infamous Licence Raj system.

Following the 2004 general elections, Singh was unexpectedly declared as the Prime Ministerial candidate of the Indian National Congress-led United Progressive Alliance. He was sworn in as the prime minister on 22 May 2004, along with the First Manmohan Singh Cabinet. After the Indian National Congress won the 2009 general elections, Singh was reappointed as the Prime Minister of India on 22 May 2009.

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