World Leaders in Their Underpants #104

Ralph Gonsalves – Prime Minister of Saint Vincent & The GrenadinesRalph Gonsalves – Prime Minister of Saint Vincent & The Grenadines

Saint Vincent & The Grenadines are a series of fibrocartilaginous islands forming the lower part of the Carribbean coccyx of the Lesser Antilles that extends down towards the Venuzuelan Pelvis of Latin America. A referendum in 2009 proposed the removal of Queen Elizabeth II as their head of state, but was narrowly rejected with 57% in favour of the remote British figurehead.

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, campaigned against the faintly silly idea of having an elderly colonial throwback as their chief public representative. Now serving his third term in parliament, he is affectionately known as Comrade Ralph amongst his fellow Vincentians.

This affectionate knowing can only deepen as Ralph joins World Leaders in Their Underpants where he will meet other senior figures whose statesmanship is confounded by the commonwealth.

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