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Old 08-22-2004, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Polycarp
Outside Britain, it's interesting to note that, while there have been cases ranging from Napoleon to Zog to Henri Boukassa, of Prime Ministers who assumed the throne.

Napoleon never was prime minister. After his coup, he apointed himself as "first consul of the republic", but it was just a fancy word for "dictator", and anyway had nothing to do with a prime minister. Napoleon III was elected president before his coup, but stil not prime minister.

And I'm not absolutely sure, but I don't think Bokassa (I assume you're refering to him, though his name wasn't "henri") was ever prime minister, either. He was the head of the Centrafrican army and simply orchestrated a military coup, AFAIK.