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Naoto Kan's resignation makes way for Japan's sixth premier in five years
26/08/2011 - Japan

Prime Minister Kan resigns

Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan has stepped down in a long-awaited move which paves the way for the election of the country’s sixth premier in five years.
05/08/2011 - Thailand

Yingluck Shinawatra becomes Thailand's first woman Prime Minister

Thailand’s parliament declared Yingluck Shinawatra the country’s first female – and youngest-ever - prime minister on Friday.
03/08/2011 - Haiti

Haiti's Senate blocks Martelly's prime minister nominee again

Haiti’s Senate has blocked the president’s nomination for prime minister for the second time since May’s election, leaving the country still in the hands of the outgoing ...
02/08/2011 - Thailand

Thailand's new parliament elects speaker

Thailand's new parliament convened for business for the first time on Tuesday, electing a speaker from premier-in-waiting Yingluck Shinawatra's Puea Thai party.
19/07/2011 - Egypt

Egypt's new trade minister tells RFI he will not take office

Egypt’s new Minister of Trade and Industry Ahmed Fekri Abdel Wahab told RFI on Tuesday that he would not be taking office after all.

08/07/2011 - Italy

Berlusconi not to be PM after next Italian election

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi does not intend to take up the post again after the next election, handing over the reigns of his party to Justice Minister Angelino Alfano.

06/07/2011 - Côte d'Ivoire - report

Ouattara plans to repair Côte d'Ivoire's shattered economy

In Côte d'Ivoire, President Alassane Ouattara is hosting a government seminar to set out the priorities for the next six months of his presidency. He hopes to restore security, kickstart the economy and reconcile with supporters of former president

03/07/2011 - Thailand

Pro-Thaksin opposition wins Thai election

Thailand’s opposition Puea Thai Party has won an overall majority in the country’s general election, exit polls showed as voting ended.

12/06/2011 - Italy

Referendums in Italy to test Berlusconi's popularity

Italians vote on Sunday on key referendums on nuclear power, water privatisation and a law giving Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi immunity from prosecution.
28/05/2011 - Zimbabwe - report

Zimbabwe army backs Mugabe election call

A top Zimbabwean army commander has backed President Robert Mugabe’s call for elections this year – and that former opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is not the right candidate to ...