Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Ministerial Jinx?

Foreign Minister's worldwide would want to be wary before rubbing shoulders with our own Micheal Martin in front of the cameras.

This is because his Cuban counterpart has become the third to bite the political dust just days after meeting Micheal in front of the media.

Cuba's Perez Roque is the latest to be sacked from his post just over a week after meeting Minister Martin in front of the media to speak about the future of his homeland.

Roque (44) was being tipped as a future Cuban leader but is now lost in the political wilderness.

Last December another leader in waiting, Georgia's Eka Tkeshelashvili was also sacked as Foreign Minister just days after a Tblisi Press Conference with Minister Martin.

A third Foreign Minister, Israel's Tzipi Livni, has managed to survive in her post but has been rocked by the political turmoil in Israel that followed another Irish visit.

At the rate he is going through colleagues, our own Minister Martin could after just a few months in his own post, take the title of the world's longest surviving Foreign Minister!

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