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United States' second largest weekly magazine Newsweek has honored Maldives President as one of the "world's ten best leaders." President Nasheed is ranked second in a list of “ten leaders [who] have managed to win serious respect.”

Newsweek hails President Nasheed as a “green guru” and a “hero among environmentalists” for his efforts to prod the world into action against climate change which threatens the Maldives and other vulnerable nations.
“In the run-up to last year's United Nations climate-change meeting, Nasheed attracted global attention by hosting a cabinet meeting underwater. In Copenhagen, he shamed rich governments by pledging to make the Maldives the world's first carbon-neutral nation,” the article said. In April, the UN elected him one of six “2010 Champions of the Earth,” the article added.
Britain’s new Prime Minister, David Cameron tops the list with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, President Lula da Silva of Brazil and President Lee of South Korea in its roll of honour.

 

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