Is Obama the world's first minority Chief Executive?
November 5, 2008 5:24 AM Subscribe
(I think) I read somewhere recently that if Obama won, he'd be the first elected chief executive (President, PM, etc.) from a racial minority. Is that true?
posted by brandman to law & government (32 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I don't recall if the comment had to do with all nations, or Western nations, or what. Just curious if anyone knows of a case where someone from a racial minority won the chief executive spot in their country's election. (And for the purposes of this question, let's consider Obama to be a black man.)
And no, these guys don't count