Robert David Muldoon 1921-1992) was a New Zealand National Party politician, prime minister (1975-1984).
A chartered accountant, he was minister of finance (1967-1972), and in 1974 replaced John Marshall as leader of the National Party, after the latter had been criticized as insufficiendy aggressive in opposition.
He became prime minister in 1975 and pursued austere economic policies. He sought to introduce curbs on trade unions, and was a vigorous supporter of the Western alliance.
He was defeated in the general election of 1984 and was succeeded as prime minister by the Labour Party's David Lange.
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Robert Muldoon was the Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1975 to 1984.