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Clive Palmer will help rule the world with new appointment

CLIVE Palmer is about to be unleashed on the world.

The human headline has been named as the Joint Secretary General of the new World Leadership Alliance, which will be the major adviser to the G20 Summit in Brisbane in 2014.

Former prime minister of The Netherlands Wim Kok made the announcement at the launch of the alliance in Little Rock, Arkansas, this week.

Mr Palmer will share the position with former Spanish foreign affairs minister Carlos Westendorp.

The billionaire businessman, who has been in the news more than just about any other figure in 2012, said he was honoured by the appointment.

"The alliance is something I feel extremely passionate about and I am looking forward to contributing to democratic leadership and governance on a global scale as joint secretary general," Mr Palmer said.

The World Leadership Alliance consists of 94 democratic former presidents and prime minister from more than 60 countries.

It is composed of two main conventions - the Club de Madrid and The World Economic Council, of which Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Clinton, Aun San Suu Kyi and Jimmy Carter are all members.

Mr Palmer said the World Leadership Alliance was the world's largest forum of independent leaders.


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