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Rawlings, Jerry

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishRawlings, JerryJerry RawlingsRaw‧lings, Jerry /ˈrɔːlɪŋz/  (1947–) a Ghanaian politician, who first came to power when he led a group of low-ranking military officers who removed Ghana's military government in 1979 and again in 1981. Each time he put government officials who had used their power in a dishonest or illegal way in prison and then returned the country to democratic rule. He was elected president in 1992 and 1996 before leaving the position in 2000.
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