De Klerk at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:
F.W. (1936-) the President of South Africa from 1989 to 1994. He made many political changes and finally ended the system of apartheid. In 1990 he allowed the ANC to become a legal organization again, and let Nelson Mandela out of prison. He and Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.//
de Klerk at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
President of S. Africa (1989-94) who brought the apartheid system to an end and negotiated a transition to majority rule. Replacing P. W. Botha as leader of the National Party and president, de Klerk quickly moved to release all important political prisoners, incl. N. Mandela, and to lift the ban on the African National Congress. He and Mandela jointly received the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize. Following the country's first all-race elections in 1994, Mandela became president and de Klerk was appointed second deputy president. He retired from politics in 1997.
de Klerk at English (WD) Of Explained:
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