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Bruno Tshibala is new controversial PM

President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Joseph Kabila has appointed Bruno Tshibala as his new Prime Minister. Former Prime Minister Samy Badibanga resigned on 6th April. Tshibala was […]

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 […]

President appoints a Prime Minister after 28 years

President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has appointed a Prime Minister for the first time since he came to power in a coup d’état in 1989. He has appointed his First Vice-President […]

Hassan Ali Khaire appointed Prime Minister

Recently elected President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appointed Hassan Ali Khaire to be Somalia’s next prime minister. Hassan Ali Khaire (49) went to school in Mogadishu and then moved to […]

Jack Guy Lafontant appointed Prime Minister

Recently elected President Jovenel Moïse has announced that he has asked Dr. Jack Guy Lafontant to be Haiti’s new Prime Minister. Lafontant (56), a political novice is a gastroenterologist, professor […]

Iceland gets a new Government

Following the general election in October last year political parties in Iceland have struggled to form a government and at one time there was talk of a possible second election. […]

President starts formation of new government

President Alassane Ouattara has had a busy week. Last week sections of his armed forces rebelled over pay and conditions with the rebellion breaking out in a number of garrisons […]

Bill English sworn in as Prime Minister

Former Finance Minister Bill English has been sworn in as the 39th Prime Minister of New Zealand and leader of the National Party after a parliamentary caucus meeting elected him […]

Paolo Gentiloni asked to form a new Government

President Sergio Mattarella has asked Italy’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Paolo Gentiloni, to take on the task of forming a new government after the resignation of Matteo Renzi earlier this […]

Bernard Cazeneuve named Prime Minister

President François Hollande has appointed Bernard Cazeneuve as his new prime minister. Cazeneuve, who was Minister of the Interior, replaces Manuel Valls who stood down to stand as a presidential […]

Matteo Renzi resigns after referendum defeat

President Sergio Mattarella will be looking for a new prime minister today after Matteo Renzi stood down overnight following a crushing defeat in yesterday’s constitutional referendum. The referendum, which would […]

Duško Marković and Cabinet approved by Parliament

Duško Marković, a close ally of former prime minister and Montenegrin leader for most of the past 25 years, Milo Đukanović, has been approved, along with his proposed Cabinet by […]

Kvirikashvili names new Cabinet

Following the general election held on 8th October Acting Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has announced his new Cabinet with five posts changing hands and 13 remaining with the same holders. […]

Saulius Skvernelis approved as Prime Minister by Parliament

Lithuania’s parliament has approved the appointment of Saulius Skvernelis as the country’s new Prime Minister. Skvernelis (46) was the Interior Minister from 2014 to 2016 and prior to that had […]

Jüri Ratas named Estonian Prime Minister

President Kersti Kaljulaid has asked Jüri Ratas, the leader of the Estonian Centre Party to form a new government. The move came after Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas of the centre-right […]

Samy Badibanga is named Prime Minister

President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has named an opposition leader as his new prime minister in line with the Conakry Agreement drawn up in October. […]

PM resigns to satisfy opposition demands

Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has resigned his post as part of a national dialogue framework agreement which requires that an opposition leader […]

Saad Hariri named Prime Minister

Lebanon’s new President, Michel Aoun, has named former Prime Minister Saad Hariri as the country’s new Prime Minister. The move suggests a change in the politics of Lebanon with President […]

Parliament approves new Government in Croatia

Croatia’s parliament has approved the new centre-right Cabinet by 91 votes for with three abstentions and 45 voting against. The new government will be a coalition of Andrej Plenković’s centre-right […]

Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet invited to form ‘Open Government’

Gabon’s recently re-elected president in a controversial and contested presidential election, Ali Bongo, has asked his Minister of Foreign Affairs, Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet to take the post of Prime Minister […]

Cabinet formation almost complete

President Serzh Sargsyan has nearly completed the appointment of his new Cabinet after the resignation of Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan and appointment of Karen Karapetyan on 8th September. The new […]

Bakytzhan Sagintayev appointed Prime Minister

President Nursultan Nazarbayev has moved Prime Minister Karim Massimov from the post of prime minister to chairman in charge of the country’s National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan […]

First Ministers appointed amidst internal squabbles

The first ministers have been announced as Nepal’s new prime minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal (also known as Prachanda), takes office. Despite the early appointments the Kathmandu Post reports that there […]

Prachanda elected PM by Nepalese parliament

Pushpa Kamal Dahal (also known as Prachanda), the Chairman of the far-left Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist-Centre) which has 80 of the 601 seats in Nepal’s Constituent Assembly has been […]

Youssef Chahed appointed Prime Minister

President Beji Caid Essebsi has appointed Youssef Chahed as Tunisia’s new prime minister after parliament ousted Habib Essid in a vote of no-confidence last weekend. Youssef Chahed (40) is from […]