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Justin Trudeau and four more hereditary prime ministers

Plus: expectations of driverless cars; drugs and porn; celebrity clothes at auction

7 November 2015

9:00 AM

7 November 2015

9:00 AM

Family business

Justin Trudeau, son of Pierre Trudeau, was elected to his father’s old job as Prime Minister of Canada. Other descendants of former leaders currently in power:
— The maternal grandfather of Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held the same job between 1957 and 1960.
— Park Geun-hye, president of South Korea, is daughter of Park Chung-hee, president between 1963 and 1979.

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