image: SourceResignation while being loved – Anecdotes of “World’s Poorest President”
It is apparent that President Putin is an outstanding president and a great leader in the world. This Uruguayan President Mujica is far greater than him. President Putin might emerge once several thousand years, while President Mujica might be the greatest president of all time.
I hope that when President Putin is recommended as world emperor in the future, President Mujica will serve as a consultant or adviser.
December 15, 2014
English translation of the excerpt from a Japanese article: NAVER summary – December 11, 2014 –
Resignation while being loved – Anecdotes of “World’s Poorest President”
Uruguayan President Mujica is called the “World’s Poorest President.” we put together anecdotes about President Mujica who will resign due to the termination of a term next year.
President Mujica was born in 1935, now 79 years old. He comes from an extremely poor family and earned money for his family by caring for livestock or selling flowers. He joined a left-wing urban guerilla group “Tupamaros” in the 1960s. He was arrested in 1972. He had been imprisoned for close to thirteen years until the end of the military junta.
He won the 2009 election and took office as the 40th President on 1 March 2010.Source: José Mujica Wikipedia
Artificial abortion and gay marriage as well as the production and sale of marijuana were legalized under President Mujica. Uruguay was the first country in the world that legalized marijuana.
Dubbed “World’s Poorest President”
He is also known as “world’s poorest president” because he leads a very simple life in spite of his high position.Source: Overseas Entertainment News “Yaji Labo” - World’s Poorest President was World’s Most Warm-hearted Person –
He donates 80 percent of his assets and his only individual assets are a 1987 Volkswagen Beetle, which is equivalent to about 180,000 yen. He lives in a simple house in the suburbs.
Most of income donatedPhotograph: www.telegraph.co.uk
The president’s salary is about 970,000 yen, while the average Uruguayan monthly income is about 60,000 yen. You can easily understand how rich Mr. Mujica is. However, reportedly he donates most of his income with only average income of ordinary people in hand.Source: Rocket News 24 – [Uruguay] “World’ poorest president” Mr. Jose Mujica Donates more than 90 percent of incomeOriginal Source: BBC
He has no presidential planePresident Mujika has no presidential plane so he often flies economy class or asks other presidents for a ride to participate international conferences. Release of images of President Mujica who asked the president of Mexico for a ride back to Uruguay gained popularity among people saying “Cute.”Source: Livedoor’ NEWS – Images of friendliness between the two presidents gains popularityUruguayan President Jose Mujica “the poorest president in the world” has no presidential plane so he asked the president of Mexico for a ride back to Uruguay
Reason why he won’t sell his beloved car, though receiving one million dollar offer
Mr. Mujika told the local radio that the car is a gift from his friends and “if I sells it, it would hurt them” and that “as long as I live, the car sleeps in the garage and sometimes takes a walk.”Source: Sankei News – Beloved car Beetle won’t be sold even for one hundred million yen offer. Uruguayan President leading humble lifestyle gives a reason that the car is a gift and selling it would hurt friends
During a live interview in a TV station in the capital Montevideo, he gave a 100 Uruguayan peso bill (about four dollars, 480 yen) to a homeless man in need.
The president said: When the man asked him for money, he had no coin and gave him to a bill. The man who was given money shouted out “I want him to be the president forever!”
Sensational speech moves the worldSensational speech of President Mujika [World’s Poorest President]
I’m called “the poorest president”, but I don’t feel poor. Poor people are those who only work to try to keep an expensive lifestyle.Source: Rocket News 24 – [Uruguay] “World’s Poorest President” Mr. Hose Mujika donates more than 90 percent of income
President Mujika Resigns while being lovedIn Uruguay, re-election of the president is banned and President Mujika didn’t run for the presidency.