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Europa World May 2017 - Upload Highlights

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DRC – new Government formed

South Africa –new President of the Supreme Court of Appeal

South Sudan – replacement of Chief of General Staff of the armed forces

Sudan – new Government appointed

Tanzania – dismissal of Minister of Energy and Minerals

Armenia– new Minister of Justice

Georgia (`Republic of South Ossetia’)– new Chairman of the Government; new Head of the Government Apparatus; posts of First Deputy Chairman and of Deputy Chairmen of the Government, and of Minister of Culture become vacant

Moldova– resignation of the Deputy Prime Minister, responsible for Social Affairs; the Minister of Education; and the Minister of the Environment; dismissal of the Minister of Transport and Road Infrastructure

Turkmenistan– new Deputy Chairman of the Government, responsible for Industry; new Deputy Chairman of the Government, responsible for Trade and the Development of the Non-Government Economy; new Prosecutor-General; new Hakim of Daşoguz Velayat.

China – new Governors of Gansu Province and of Hainan Province elected

Korea, Republic – new President, presidential election results, new Acting Prime Minister, resignation of Minister of Justice

New Zealand – cabinet changes

Niue – election, new Premier re-elected, new cabinet appointed

Papua New Guinea – portfolio removed from Minister for Treasury, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure resigns

Philippines – new Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources and new Secretary of Foreign Affairs

Singapore – cabinet changes, new naval chief

Taiwan – new Chief of the General Staff

Timor-Leste – new President sworn in

Viet Nam – Dinh La Thang dismissed from the Politburo of the Communist Party

Austria – cabinet changes

Finland – changes to the Cabinet

France –presidential election results, new Government

Germany – Land elections in North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein

Bulgaria – new Government

Czech Republic –new Minister of Finance appointed.

Albania - reshuffle

Bahamas – general election results, new Government installed

Brazil – ministerial resignations

Costa Rica – resignation of Minister of Science, Technology and Telecommunications, successor appointed

Curaçao – general election results

Guatemala – new economy minister appointed

Peru – Minister of Transport and Communications steps down

Venezuela – Minister of Health dismissed, successor appointed

Canada– results of the Provincial General Election in British Columbia

USA – new Governor of Ohio

India – death of the Minister of State for Environment and Climate Change, Anil Madhav Dave

Sri Lanka – partial reorganization of the Government on 22 May, including new Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Finance

Algeria – full and final results of the legislative elections; new Government took office

Cyprus – new Minister of the Interior appointed

Iran – Hassan Rouhani re-elected as President

Israel – new Minister of Communications appointed

Turkey – President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan elected as Chair. of the AK Party

UN –new Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Co-ordinator appointed.

WHO –election of new Director-General