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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 […]

Presidential 2017

An indirect election took place on 12 February 2017. Frank-Walter Steinmeier had the support of 931 (73.89%) of the potential 1260 votes in the Electoral College and was supported by […]

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 […]

No election but new ministers says Chad’s President

President Idriss Déby has announced a Cabinet reshuffle, making changes to key posts including Finance, Justice and Foreign Affairs. At the same press conference the president announced that parliamentary elections, […]

Davit Tonoyan is new Minister of Emergency Situations

Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan has appointed Davit Tonoyan as the new Minister of Emergency Situations. He replaces Armen Yeritzyan who died on 13th December last year after a long illness. […]

One seat changes hands in Liechtenstein general election

The ruling Right-wing Progressive Citizens’ Party (FBP) dropped one seat whilst The Independents picked up a seat in today’s general election. The result of the election was as follows: Right-wing […]

President changes four Ministries

President Tsai Ing-wen has carried out a small reshuffle of her Cabinet or Executive Yuan, making changes to four ministries. The new ministers are as follows: Chen Shih-chung; Minister of […]

Liechtenstein votes

The people of Liechtenstein are voting today to elect a new 25 member parliament or Landtag. In the 2013 election the centre-right Patriotic Union (VU) dropped five seats to take […]

Business Minister resigns

Romania’s Minister for Business Environment, Commerce and Entrepreneurship, Florin Jianu has resigned his portfolio over a government decree which decriminalises several corrupt practices. The minister resigned over what he called […]

Transparency International publishes 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index

Transparency International has published its 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index. Of the 176 countries recorded on the Index 69 fell below the 50 out of 100 mark where 100 is least […]

President Adama Barrow presents ten new Ministers

President Adama Barrow has started to form his new government and yesterday ten ministers were sworn into office. They include people who had been imprisoned by former president, Yahya Jammeh. […]

New Zealand General Election on 23rd September

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Bill English, has announced that the country will hold its general election on 23rd September. The formal announcement as published on the Beehive website is as […]