At the surface, the man who has emerged as the rescue attempt's figurehead is Laurence Golborne, the Chilean Minister of Mining.
In the weeks ahead, Zardari is likely to comply with this demand and surrender his powers, which will leave him as a figurehead.
He may be a figurehead, but the president who is elected today is worth keeping an eye on for signs of where Pakistan is going.
Indeed, Medvedev was never really more than a figurehead president, despite the theoretically huge powers attached to the job.
He was the figurehead for D.C.'s ambitious school reform program—until he was found shot to death.
It was easy to see that I had never been shipmates with a figurehead for over twenty years.
A carver in the neighborhood engaged to make the figurehead.
The present admirable disposition of our forces is yours, not mine; so far I have been no more than a figurehead.
Got a figurehead for the porch too, and I'll have an anchor for the gate before I'm done.
Her stern was adorned with flowers, and in the arms of the figurehead was a large bouquet.