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Spaniards rate international leaders [ Tuesday, 18 Dec 07 | 09:09 ]
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The Real Instituto Elcano is a think-tank created in 2001 and headquartered in Madrid. The Institute is a private entity, independent of both the public administration and the companies which provide most of its funding. It was established for the purpose of conducting studies of the interests of Spain and of Spanish people in international affairs and to place its findings before the public at large.

“The Elcano considers itself a non-partisan—but not neutral—institution that seeks to promote the values by which it was inspired and which, by means of multidisciplinary analysis of existing and, especially, forward developments, aims to establish a global strategy resulting in political proposals having a practical application.”

According to the Istitute, here is the evaluation of international leaders by Spaniards. Hugo Chávez received a score of 1.4 out of a possible 10 after his spat with the President and the King of Spain at the recent Iberoamerican summit. George W. Bush and Fidel Castro have held traditonally poor values. Javier Solana and Rodrigo Rato are Spaniards, but hold international positions.

Evaluation of international leaders
Person Position Evaluation
Javier Solana EU foreign policy chief 6.2
Rodrigo Rato IMF Managing Director 6.1
Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany 5.8
Nicolas Sarkozy President of France 5.3
Ban ki-Moon Secretary-General of the UN 5.3
José M. Barroso President of the EC 5.1
Gordon Brown Prime Minister of the UK 4.6
Vladimir Putin President of Russia 3.4
Daniel Ortega President of Nicaragua 2.9
George W. Bush President of the US 2.2
Fidel Castro President of Cuba 1.9
Hugo Chávez President of Venezuela1.4
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[User Picture]From: gorkabear
Wednesday, 19 Dec 07 | 09:11 (UTC)
Remarkably what these "international surveys" don't show is that

-Javier Solana faced student strikes - And Spanish education SUCKS
-Rodrigo Rato made most of his money selling his chains of hotels (usually illegally built) in the Ballearic islands.

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