New Zealand’s prime minister Bill English announced a pre-election reshuffle on 24 April 2017, to take effect on 2 May. (more…)
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita named defence and veterans minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maïga as prime minister on 8 April 2017, following the resignation of Modibo Keita (no relation), prime minister since 9 January 2015. Maïga took office on 10 April and a reshuffled cabinet was announced the following day. (more…)
After his inauguration as Haiti’s president on 7 February 2017, Jovenel Moïse nominated Jack Guy Lafontant as prime minister on 23 February. The new government, announced on 12 March, retained one minister from the outgoing government. Lafontant secured Senate approval on 16 March but awaits approval from the Chamber of Deputies. (more…)
Incumbent president Janos Ader was re-elected for a second term on 13 March 2017. He was first elected in May 2012, and took office on 10 May.
The head of state is a president, elected by the 199-member National Assembly. (more…)
Albert Pahimi Padacké, prime minister since 15 February 2016, named a reshuffled cabinet on 5 February 2017, which included the replacement of the minister of foreign affairs who had been appointed as secretary-general of the African Union. (more…)
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…)