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FinMin goes in major Cabinet reshuffle

President Jacob Zuma has carried out a major reshuffle of his Cabinet. The major casualty is the highly respected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan who has gone after days of speculation. […]

United Kingdom triggers Article 50

Yesterday Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union by sending a letter to Donald Tusk the President of the European Council. The move triggered […]

GERB emerge on top but with few options

Boyko Borisov and his centre-right GERB party have emerged as the winner of Sunday’s snap general election but in a parliament that leaves few palatable choices for coalition formation. Citizens […]

Saarland win for Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) won a decisive victory yesterday in the Saarland state election. Up for grabs were the 51 seats of the Landtag of the […]

Close result expected in general election today

A general election is being held today a year early after Prime Minister Boyko Borisov resigned following the failure of his GERB party’s presidential candidate, Tsetska Tsacheva, to win the […]

Four Ministers appointed

Albania’s parliament has approved four new ministers who are replacing other ministers sent off to fight the forthcoming general election on 18th June. The new ministers are as follows: Fatmir […]

Magufuli appoints new Justice and Information Ministers

President John Magufuli has sacked his Minister of Information, Culture, Artists and Sports, Nape Nnauye, and replaced him with Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe the Constitutional Affairs and Justice Minister. Professor Palamagamba […]

Parliamentary 2017

An election to the National Assembly has been announced for 6 April 2017. Results will be published here.

Francisco Guterres elected President of East Timor

Francisco Guterres of the left-wing Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (FRETILIN) has won the presidential election in the first round in East Timor. Guterres, who was beaten by […]

Interior Minister goes over family employment revelations

France’s Minister of the Interior Bruno Le Roux has been forced to resign his portfolio just two months before a general election. Le Roux is under investigation following allegations that […]

Somalia gets a new Cabinet

Somalia’s Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre has announced a new Cabinet of 27 Ministers. The Cabinet has yet to be approved by parliament. The full list of the new Cabinet […]

King appoints new PM

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has asked former foreign minister Saad Eddine El Othmani from the Justice and Development Party (PJD) to try and form a government. The move comes after […]

East Timor votes for a new President

The 743,214 voters of East Timor (Timor-Leste) have gone to the polls today to elect a new president. They are voting across 941 polling stations between 7 a.m. and 3 […]

President appoints new Agriculture Minister

President Salva Kiir has appointed Onyoti Adigo Nyikwec as the new Minister of Agriculture. The appointment fills a vacancy caused in August last year when the former minister left the […]

General election date confirmed for 7th March 2018

The Minister of Political and Public Affairs for Sierra Leone tabled two statutory instruments in parliament this week that will set the date for presidential, parliamentary and local elections as […]

VVD hold on whilst PVV fail to break through

Official results won’t be announced until next Tuesday but it is clear that 13 parties won representation in the Dutch House of Representatives or Tweede Kamer (the lower house) in […]

New Ministry and Minister for Family Affairs

In his State of the Nation speech in February President Danny Faure announced that he was planning the creation of a new ministry to be called the Ministry for Family […]

Sok An dies and is replaced by Bin Chhin

Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia has appointed Deputy Prime Minister Bin Chhin as Acting Minister in charge of the Office of the Council of Ministers. He replaces Sok An […]

King sacks PM as post-election stalemate continues

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has decided to dismiss Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane. The decision was taken after the prime minister had failed, after five months, to form a new […]

Cabinet named but not yet installed

President Jovenel Moïse has now appointed his prime minister, Jean Guy Lafontant, and a Cabinet composed of 18 ministers including 5 women. The prime minister has announced a government programme […]

Netherlands goes to the polls

Around 12.9 million registered voters are entitled to go to the polls today to elect the 150 members of the House of Representatives or Tweede Kamer (the lower house). There […]

Jaitley back as joint Finance and Defence Minister

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is to take on the Defence portfolio after Manohar Parrikar stood down to become Chief Minister of Goa. Although the BJP were not the largest […]

Minister resigns after 40 children die in blaze

Carlos Rodas, Guatemala’s Minister for Social Welfare has resigned following a blaze last Wednesday at a government run children’s centre which killed 40 children. The minister had remained in post […]

President elected for a second term

Hungary’s parliament re-elected János Áder to serve a second term as president of the country yesterday. Áder received 131 votes to 39 votes for the Independent candidate László Majtényi in […]

Cabinet changes

King Tupou VI has made a number of ministerial changes on the recommendations of Prime Minister Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva. This follows the sacking of the Finance Minister last week after […]