The former UN High representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Briton Paddy Ashdown, is dead. The highly respected politicians, died on Saturday evening after a short illness at the age of 77 years, the liberal Democrats said in London. He was from 1988 to 1999 Chairman of the party. Ashdown was given last November, announced that he was suffering from bladder cancer.
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Ashdown have an "immeasurable contribution to advancing the cause of liberalism", explained his party. He will be missed "painful". Many politicians, clergy and representatives from the cultural sector were impressed by his international merits. Ashdown vowed to Bosnia and Herzegovina as a UN officer from 2002 to 2006, consistently on a well-functioning system of government. He sat up then, a lot of unruly nationalists.
His candidacy for the office of Afghanistan-officer of the United Nations, he moved back to however, 2008. Him the support of the government in Kabul, was missing, he said at the time.
Ashdown put the Brexit Referendum in 2016 for the whereabouts of great Britain in the European Union. "God help our country," he said after the announcement of the result. The British had voted by a narrow majority in favour of the divorce from the EU.
The Indian-born Ashdown was honored for his achievements many times. Queen Elizabeth II, beating the politicians to the knight. He was also a member of the house of lords. Lord Ashdown is survived by his wife and two adult children. (dpa/rtr)