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The president who declines the trappings of high office

By: Rebecca MARTIN
1 min

He's been described as the "world's poorest president", but Uruguayan leader José Mujica - known as Pepe - prefers to define his lifestyle as "simple". He is famous for giving over 75% of his salary to benefit the homeless and inadequately housed, while his speeches rail against the injustice of the capitalist system and developed countries' rampant consumerism. France 24 went to meet this unorthodox - and popular - leader.

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