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Ecuador elects a new President and National Assembly

The people of Ecuador have a busy day today as they go to the polls to elect a new president and vice-president, the 137 members of the National Assembly, the […]

Nine ministers changed in Cabinet reshuffle

Egypt’s parliament has approved a Cabinet reshuffle which makes changes to nine ministries. The ministries of investment and international cooperation have been combined to form a new ministry. Three deputy […]

Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected Federal President

Germany’s Federal Assembly has elected former Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Frank-Walter Steinmeier to replace Joachim Gauck as the new president of Germany in an indirect election. Steinmeier will take […]

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wins Presidential election

Unsurprisingly President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is reported to have won Sunday’s presidential election. The Central Commission for elections reports that turnout was 97% and that Berdimuhamedov took 97.69% of the vote. […]

Constitutional Referendum to take place on 16th April

Turkey’s Supreme Board of Election has announced that a constitutional referendum will be held on April 16. The referendum, which is really all about making President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan an […]

Berdimuhamedov goes for third term in Presidential election

Turkmenistan will hold its presidential election today in what is expected to be a straightforward win for the incumbent president, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, despite a worsening economic situation and rationing of […]

Full text of President Zuma’s State of the Nation Address

President Jacob Zuma delivered his 2017 State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday in parliament amidst tight security. In parliament members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) were forcibly evicted […]

Romanian Justice Minister resigns after massive street protests

Romania’s Minister of Justice Florin Iordache has resigned his portfolio after massive street protests condemning changes to the criminal law (see previous story) have been staged for the past couple […]

Economy Minister stands down

Costa Rica’s Minister of Economy, Industry and Commerce, Welmer Ramos, has resigned his portfolio. The presidency has announced that Deputy Minister Geannina Dinarte will act in an interim role until […]

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed elected President

Somalia held its presidential election yesterday in an indirect election in parliament and elected former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed as its new President. He beat off 20 other contenders […]

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