Two days after President Rumen Radev took office on 22 January 2017, he named former speaker Ognyan Gerdzhikov as caretaker prime minister. Gerdzhikov’s cabinet, comprising a few party members but mostly technocrats, was announced the following day and took office on 27 January. It was tasked with overseeing the run-up to early elections scheduled for 26 March. (more…)
The eyes of the world have been on the USA this week, but have you also kept abreast of the reshuffles further south?
In Nicaragua, President Daniel Ortega was sworn in for his third term on 10 January, with his wife Rosario Murillo as his new vice president. (more…)
Veteran opposition presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo defeated incumbent president John Dramani Mahama at the 7 December 2016 election. He took office on 7 January 2017 and announced nominations for his cabinet from 10 to 12 January 2017; these now await parliamentary approval. (more…)