David Russell Lange (Lange David Russell)( Prime Minister of New Zealand.)
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Biography David Russell Lange (Lange David Russell)
Born August 4, 1942, near Auckland. After college, practiced law. In 1977 he was elected member of parliament from the Labor Party in the district Manzher. In 1979 he became deputy leader, and in 1983 - opposition leader. After Labor's victory in the parliamentary elections in 1984 led the Government
. When Lang Labor Party rejected a number of traditional social-democratic postulates, . supporting the development of free market, . reducing the amount of subsidies to agriculture and the public sector in industry and introducing new taxes to reduce budget deficit,
. In foreign policy, Lang has expanded ties with the 'Third World', supported the idea of nuclear disarmament. In 1987 the Labor Party once again won the elections, receiving an overwhelming majority.
Attempts Lang reduce unemployment and make structural reforms in the economy provoked criticism from the business. In August 1989, Lang has resigned after a caucus of the Labor Party voted to return to the post of Finance Minister Roger Douglas. The new prime Geoffrey Palmer has appointed Laing Attorney General and Minister of State, and Douglas was appointed Minister of Police Affairs and Immigration.