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First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 4:30pm On Sep 27, 2009
Which woman wouldn't want be one?. I didn't know that Jacob Zuma has 5 wives. Africa is a shame.


And the official portrait is taken. From top left to right: Dr. Pimpen Vejjajiva of Thailand, unknown, Margarida Sousa Uva, wife of EU Commission Chairman Jose Manuel Barroso, Therese Rein of Australia, Filippa Reinfeldt of Sweden, Laureen Harper of Canada, Sarah Brown of the UK, Miyuki Hatoyama of Japan, Ban Soon Taek, wife of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, unknown, Azeb Mesfin of Ethiopia. Bottom left to right: Sonsoles Espinosa of Spain, President of Spain, Nompumelelo Ntuli of South Africa, Kim Yoon-ok of Korea, Margarita Zavala of Mexico, Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva of Brazil, Michelle Obama, Ani Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia, Carla Bruni Sarkozy of France, Svetlana Medvedev of Russia, Emine Erdogan of Turkey, and Gursharan Kaur of India

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French and American first ladies


Men are always leading while women are always present to beautify the environment. It's annoying.
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 4:32pm On Sep 27, 2009
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by Sine1: 4:33pm On Sep 27, 2009
what a question so u say women shld aspire to be first lady and not president?
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 4:43pm On Sep 27, 2009
Sine1:

what a question so u say women shld aspire to be first lady and not president?

I didn't say that although I wanted to ask who is ruling America, Michelle or Barrack?. If Yaradua got swiped for walking behind his wife, why won't Obama get the same treatment.
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Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 4:45pm On Sep 27, 2009

Mr and mrs Gordon Brown
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 4:46pm On Sep 27, 2009

Netherlands: Bianca Hoogendijk
The only prime minister’s partner to have a Bond-villain nickname, Hoogendijk is known as the “Silent Doctor” because of her work euthanising puppies in her subterranean clinic near Leeuwarden. Either that or it’s because she has a PhD and steers clear of the limelight. One of the two anyway, we never can remember which.
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 4:48pm On Sep 27, 2009

South Korea: Kim Yoon Ok
Has a degree in health education and four children, and enjoys swimming, it says here. Much more importantly, however, her life motto is “Care for people with love and do my best to do what I should”. She also likes world peace and baby deer and looks great in a one-piece.
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by posakosa(m): 4:48pm On Sep 27, 2009
whose wife is on the wheel chair,  shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 4:49pm On Sep 27, 2009
posakosa:

whose wife is on the wheel chair,   shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked

Becomerich's tongue tongue
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 4:49pm On Sep 27, 2009

Russia: Svetlana Medvedeva
Met husband Dmitri when they were seven, and the couple were inseparable by 14. Has a degree in economics, though her husband forbade her to work. “From time to time, Sveta did say that it would be good to find some activity, but I explained that it is better , if the wife stays at home,” he has said. He sounds lovely.
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by posakosa(m): 4:50pm On Sep 27, 2009
u have miss it. grin grin grin grin
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by MrCrackles(m): 4:50pm On Sep 27, 2009
Dis South Korean outfit is off the chainsaw! grin
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 4:51pm On Sep 27, 2009

Mexico: Margarita Zavala de Calderón
An experienced politician alongside her husband Felipe Calderón, having served in the Mexican Congress. Has been here with her husband since Monday, having squeezed a sneaky state visit in first, so is doubtless already on first name terms with HMQ and the Harrods womenswear department
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 4:52pm On Sep 27, 2009
MrCrackles:

Dis South Korean outfit is off the chainsaw! grin

What will you say about Nigerian outfit then with bog scarf and bling bling shoes?. Wait till Osisi becomes a first lady. You never see off the chainsaw.
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 4:53pm On Sep 27, 2009

Brazil: Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva
Probably the only one of the delegates’ plus-ones to have begun her working life at 13 in a chocolate factory. She met Lula at a metalworkers’ union meeting, shortly after her first husband was murdered. His first wife had died in childbirth. Seven months later they married. Sweet.
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 4:53pm On Sep 27, 2009

Indonesia: Kristiani Herawati
Began training as a doctor, got married to Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono instead. Has a butterfly named after her. And lots more interesting stuff too, no doubt, which we could tell you if we read Indonesian.
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 4:54pm On Sep 27, 2009

USA: Michelle Obama
Married to that nice chap. You know, thingy.
Photograph: Ron Edmonds/AP
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 4:54pm On Sep 27, 2009

Japan: Chikako Aso
He was a middle-aged bachelor politician, she was the daughter of a former Japanese prime minister. Taro Aso, invited to dinner, was horrified to spot sea cucumber on the menu. Spotting his distress, Chikako said: “You don’t have to eat it if you don’t want.” Boom! Love/marriage/political triumph ensued.
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 4:55pm On Sep 27, 2009

Australia: Thérèse Rein
A former rehab counsellor who in 1988 founded her own employment agency for the long-term unemployed. It now has a turnover of A$175m in 60 offices worldwide, giving her a personal wealth of A$60m. God knows what she is doing here, she sounds far too important.
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by MrCrackles(m): 4:56pm On Sep 27, 2009
Aloy.Emeka:

Becomerich's tongue tongue
You mean Mapomeji's wife is a cripple shocked shocked shocked
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 4:56pm On Sep 27, 2009


China: Lui Yongqing
Chinese custom decrees that first ladies never say anything much, ever, so she doesn’t. We know she is two years older than Hu Jintao and met him at university, but not much more. Happily this means she can sidestep embarrassing allegations that their daughter lives in the US under a pseudonym.
Photograph: Guang Niu/Getty Images
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 4:57pm On Sep 27, 2009
MrCrackles:

You mean Mapomeji's wife is a cripple shocked shocked shocked

Temporarily. You didn't know he married oyibo whom he impressed with map?
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 4:58pm On Sep 27, 2009

India: Gursharan Kaur
Described as “devoutly religious [and] with a melodious voice”, she is well known among Delhi’s Sikh community for her performances of traditional Sikh chanting. Rumours of a turn on Singstar after dinner as yet unconfirmed.
Photograph: Altaf Qadri/AP
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 4:58pm On Sep 27, 2009

Turkey: Emine Erdogan
There is no reason why people from different backgrounds can’t get along in modern Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said — after all, he doesn’t have any problems with his wife, who is of a different Muslim denomination. So that’s nice. They met at a conference in 1978 and have two sons.
Photograph: Salih Zeki Fazlioglu/AFP/Getty Images
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 4:59pm On Sep 27, 2009

Canada: Laureen Teskey Harper
A divorcee, rancher’s daughter, former lifeguard and photographer who rides a motorbike and in her free time fosters kittens. True fact. Absolutely our favourite summit widow bar none.
Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 4:59pm On Sep 27, 2009

Saudi Arabia
NOT COMING Perhaps just as well, since King Abdullah Bin-Abd-al-Aziz Al Saud has at least seven wives. Think of the seating plan.
Photograph: AFP
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by MrCrackles(m): 5:00pm On Sep 27, 2009
Aloy.Emeka:

Temporarily. You didn't know he married oyibo whom he impressed with map?
For real . . . . shocked
Dat is some Junior Mapia poo right there. . . grin
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 5:01pm On Sep 27, 2009
Not the first lady this time around but the first man is hiding.

Germany: NOT COMING Joachim Sauer
Also far too sensible for this kind of caboodle. Mr Angela Merkel is a quantum chemist and professor at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Napkin-folding lessons at Fortnum & Mason not really his cuppa, we assume.
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by AloyEmeka9: 5:04pm On Sep 27, 2009
All the first men dodged this occassion, why?. If Hilary Clinton is the president, do you think Bill will show face with other first ladies?


Argentina: NOT COMING Néstor Kirchner
No surprises here - having been president of Argentina himself from 2003 to 2007 before letting his wife Cristina take over, Kirchner knows precisely how tedious these events are and won’t be caught anywhere near it.
Photograph: Leo La Valle/EPA
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by chic2pimp(m): 5:09pm On Sep 27, 2009
Aloy.Emeka:

Japan: Chikako Aso
He was a middle-aged bachelor politician, she was the daughter of a former Japanese prime minister. Taro Aso, invited to dinner, was horrified to spot sea cucumber on the menu. Spotting his distress, Chikako said: “You don’t have to eat it if you don’t want.” Boom! Love/marriage/political triumph ensued.
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I am quite touched . Love @ first sight kiss kiss kiss
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by strangleyo: 6:41pm On Sep 27, 2009
Haha, best thread on nairaland.

Now if you could post some nekkid pics.
Re: First Wives Of The G20 Summit by Nobody: 10:47pm On Sep 27, 2009
what's wrong with sea cucumber?

i thought it was a common dish in Japan.

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