Boyko Borissov returns as Bulgarian PM

The defeat of the CEDB candidate in the 2016 presidential election precipitated the resignation on 14 November of the existing CEDB and RB minority government. After three party leaders had successively returned the mandate to form a new government, early elections were then called (more…)

Mali forms new cabinet

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…)

Caretaker cabinet in Bulgaria

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…)