„I am an accidental prime minister.“

Manmohan Singh
The Accidental Prime Minister (2014)

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Manmohan Singh
indischer Premierminister 1932

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„No, I am not pregnant. I am fat. And, as the Prime Minister, its my right to be fat if I want to.“

—  Benazir Bhutto 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan 1953 - 2007

When asked by a journalist if she was pregnant again, as quoted in "Benazir, the steely and vulnerable" by Lyse Doucet in BBC News (29 December 2007) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7163697.stm

M. S. Subbulakshmi Foto

„Oh! Who am I; a mere Prime Minister before the queen of song.“

—  M. S. Subbulakshmi singer,Carnatic vocalist 1916 - 2004

Once Pandit Jawhar Lal Nehru heard Subbalakshmi when he could not help exclaiming, as quoted here in "Greatness of Spirit: Profiles of Indian Magsaysay Award Winners", page=58.
About M.S.

Morarji Desai Foto
Silvio Berlusconi Foto

„I am absolutely sure to be the most democratic man to ever become Prime Minister in Italy.“

—  Silvio Berlusconi Italian politician 1936

ASCA (25 January 2002)
2002

P. W. Botha Foto

„No Prime Minister before me has been attacked more viciously than I am today.“

—  P. W. Botha South African prime minister 1916 - 2006

At an election meeting in Pietermaritzburg on 30 April 1987, as cited in PW Botha in his own words, Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, p. 19

V. P. Singh Foto

„I would be a disaster as a prime minister.“

—  V. P. Singh Indian politician 1931 - 2008

Quelle: India Today 10 quotes that said it all http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/10+quotes+that+said+it+all/1/23070.html, India Today, 19 December 2008.

Silvio Berlusconi Foto

„By definition, as a Prime Minister I cannot be a liar.“

—  Silvio Berlusconi Italian politician 1936

Italian Radio National Broadcast (18 January 2006)
2006

Michael Howard Foto

„For once, prime minister, I believe you.“

—  Michael Howard British politician 1941

Commons flour bomb attack exposes loophole, White, Michael, 2004-05-20, the Guardian, en, 2018-06-29 http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2004/may/20/uk.houseofcommons,
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„It is not normal for a Deputy Prime Minister to end up running a Prime Minister's diary, chairing staff meetings. It's not normal for a Deputy Prime Minister to be trying to manage so that quality speeches are given.“

—  Julia Gillard Australian politician and lawyer, 27th Prime Minister of Australia 1961

The Killing Season, Episode two: Great Moral Challenge (2009–10)

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„I don't think there will be a woman Prime Minister in my lifetime.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

On Val meets the V.I.P.s, BBC Television (5 March 1973) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speeches/displaydocument.asp?docid=101992
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„So I was smacked up on the Prime Minister's jet – big deal.“

—  Will Self English writer and journalist 1961

Interviewed by The Independent on Sunday, April 1997. http://web.archive.org/web/19970429201840/http://www.bbc.co.uk/election97/news/0419/brief.htm

David Lange Foto

„I wouldn't call the Prime Minister gutless. That's all that's left of him.“

—  David Lange New Zealand politician and 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand 1942 - 2005

Referring to Sir Robert "Piggy" Muldoon.
Quelle: NZPD 456, 1984, p. 107.

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„I will be a true and faithful prime minister, so help me God.“

—  Moeketsi Majoro Mosotho politician 1961

Moeketsi Majoro (2020) cited in: " Moeketsi Majoro sworn in as Lesotho’s new prime minister https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/5/20/moeketsi-majoro-sworn-in-as-lesothos-new-prime-minister" in Aljazeera, 20 May 2020.
Statement made during the prime minister swearing-in ceremony of Moeketsi Majoro at the royal palace of King Letsie III, 20 May 2020.

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„I want to write to the Guinness Book of World Records that Manmohan Singh is the only Prime Minister of India among the eleven Prime Ministers that the country had who has not won even a municipal election. What is he going to tell me? Manmohan Singh is a nominated Prime Minister. He is not a representative of the people of India.“

—  Manmohan Singh 13th Prime Minister of India 1932

Natwar Singh, former External Affairs Minister, "Manmohan hasn't even won an election: Natwar" http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Manmohan-hasnt-even-won-an-election-Natwar/articleshow/1878602.cms, The Times of India (9 August 2009)

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„I do not attach too much importance to what astrologers say. In my case, they have never been right. Perhaps, my birth date is inaccurate. Nobody predicted I would be prime minister. Why prime minister? Nobody even predicted I would be chief minister.“

—  P. V. Narasimha Rao Indian politician 1921 - 2004

On his purported deep interest in astrological predictions.
While nobody was opening their mouths in other parties, mouths were wide open in the Congress

Margaret Thatcher Foto

„I think male Prime Ministers one day will come back into fashion!“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

TV Interview for TV-AM (30 December 1988) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/107022
Third term as Prime Minister

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„Laisenia Qarase, Prime Minister since 2000“

—  Mahendra Chaudhry Fijian politician 1942

Kontext: Laisenia Qarase, Prime Minister since 2000: "(These protests) are led by a man who has been convicted by the Suva magistrate’s court for causing the death of a person. Mr Chaudhry himself was convicted sometime back for manslaughter and he was released from prison only three days after serving his sentence on a CSO (Compulsory Supervision Order)." (accusing Chaudhry of hypocrisy for campaigning against the early release of politicians jailed for their part in the 2000 coup).

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„The first lesson that you must learn is that, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

When Churchill was in opposition after 1945, he led the Conservative Party in a debate about the Health Service. As he listened to Aneurin Bevan’s opening speech, he called for some statistics about infant mortality … [which were] supplied, copiously and accurately, by Iain Macleod, then working in the back rooms of the Conservative Research Department. But, in his speech, Churchill made only one bold and sweeping use … [of Macleod’s detailed research]. Encountering MacLeod afterward, Churchill made the above statement. As cited in The Life of Politics (1968), Henry Fairlie, Methuen, pp. 203-204.
Post-war years (1945–1955)
Kontext: I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is that, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic.

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„I ruled out any discussions on the subject [on the constitutional issue of raising any issue on the exchange of letters between Prime Minister and the President, in the Parliament], upholding the principle of confidentiality of communication between the President and the Prime Minister …a significant constitutional precedent.“

—  R. Venkataraman seventh Vice-President of India and the 8th President of India 1910 - 2009

Quelle: Commissions and Omissions by Indian Presidents and Their Conflicts with the Prime Ministers Under the Constitution: 1977-2001, P.128.

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