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South Africa, de Klerk, the last white president, died at 85

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PRETORIA – He died at 85 Frederick de Klerk, the former South African president who accompanied the country at the end of apartheid. Its foundation announced it. Last white head of state, in 1993 he received together with Nelson Mandela the Nobel Peace Prize.

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A spokesperson said de Klerk had been diagnosed with cancer this year. He led South Africa between September 1989 and May 1994. In 1990 he announced the release of anti-apartheid leader Mandela, thus paving the way for the first multi-party elections in 1994.

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