“Former” in the news

Example collocations

former footballer
former member
former player
former president
former professional

Publications and example sentences

The Economist
· Viral marketing: Indonesia’s president has a new rival  
But the latter’s expansive political ambition curdled relations, says a former adviser to Jokowi.
Seeking Alpha
· Kandi Technologies Group (KNDI) CEO Xiaoming Hu on Q1 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript  
My comments for background in questions are primarily about the little-known and understood former Geely-Kandi JV now called Fengsheng, which you only just barely mentioned.
The New York Times
· Looking Across the Border at American Turmoil  
But the sentiments he offered this week were different than those offered by Stockwell Day, the former opposition leader and Conservative public safety minister, during a television appearance.
The New York Times
· Donald Trump Is Our National Catastrophe  
If Trump now faces a revolt by the Pentagon’s civilian and military leadership (both current and former) against his desire to deploy active-duty troops in American cities, it’s because his words continue to drain whatever is left of his credibility as commander in chief.
The Independent
· Sunday trading laws could be relaxed to help economy recover from coronavirus crisis  
Former Conservative prime minister David Cameron attempted to extend Sunday trading hours in 2016 but abandoned the plans after suffering a crippling defeat in the House of Commons.
· Barr says he didn't give tactical order to clear protesters  
The episode played out on live television and prompted an outcry from some Republicans and former military leaders, including Gen. Jim Mattis, Trump's first defense secretary.
The China Post
· Goodell says NFL was wrong for not listening to players  
George Floyd’s death has ignited nationwide protests over racial injustice and police brutality, issues former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began speaking out against in 2016 when he started taking a knee during the national anthem.
Malay Mail
· Tens of thousands march to demand Mali leader steps down  
Others marched with banners demanding the liberation of Soumaila Cisse, a former prime minister and opposition leader who was kidnapped in volatile central Mali on March 25 while campaigning for the parliamentary election.
The New York Times
· Oklahoma State Punished by N.C.A.A. for Role in Basketball Recruiting Scandal  
The school pushed the case that Lamont Evans, a former assistant coach who pleaded guilty to accepting $22,000 in bribes to direct players to a financial adviser, operated as a lone wolf and did so only for personal gain — not to gain the team any competitive advantage.
Seeking Alpha
· Buy V.F. Corporation For Its Solid Position And Outlook  
The former brand faces certain headwinds in 2020.