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de Klerk

(də ˈklɜːk)
n
(Biography) F(rederik) W(illem). born 1936, South African statesman; president (1989–94), second executive deputy president (1994–97). In 1990 he legalized the ANC and released Nelson Mandela from prison, and initiated the abolition of apartheid: Nobel peace prize 1993 jointly with Mandela
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de Klerk

(də ˈklɛərk)
n.
Frederik Willem, born 1936, president of South Africa 1989–94: Nobel peace prize 1993.
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