Items filtered by date: April 2018

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 13:58

March staffing

March turned out to be quite busy in terms of personnel changes in the world. Leaders and entire parliaments change. Let's follow consistently the most significant changes:

1459167371Armen Sargsyan, former Prime Minister of Armenia, candidate from the ruling Republican Party, was elected to the country's presidency by the parliament. In April, will come into force amendments to the Constitution of Armenia adopted in the autumn of 2016. The new version of the Basic Law ensures that the president's powers are reduced to representative ones. The main power in the country will be concentrated in the hands of the parliament and the government.

In Italy held early parliamentary elections, which were held under a new electoral law. 630 deputies of the Chamber of Deputies and 315 elected members of the Senate were elected. This is the 18th general election to the parliament of the Italian Republic.

In the Czech Republic, in the Prague Castle, the inauguration ceremony of Milos Zeman was held. He was first elected head of the Czech Republic in 2013 and after re-election in January entered his second five-year term.

catherine de bolleFor the first time the head of the police service of the European Union is a woman. It coincided that the decision on appointment was made on the International Women's Day.

Before that, Catherine De Boll became the first woman in the history of Belgium to lead the country's police. She has held this post since 2012.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Moravetsky dismissed 17 vice-ministers. This step, he said, should improve the work of the government and make it "less political". Moravetsky made his statement shortly after the opposition raised the question of the level of expenditure in the Polish Defense Ministry and premiums for members of the previous government team. Opposition MPs say that dismissals do not change the situation too much, since most former vice-ministers will continue to carry out their tasks, but at a lower level.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was dismissed from his post, in his place was appointed CIA Director Mike Pompeo. A new head of the CIA became Gina Hespel, the first woman to head the intelligence community.

Merkel 4.0
Most of the deputies of the German Bundestag voted for the re-election of Angela Merkel to the post of Chancellor of Germany. Under the Constitution of Germany, one and the same person can be on the post of the Federal Chancellor an unlimited number of terms. Helmut Kohl remained in his post for 16 years and lost his post as chancellor, losing the elections in 1998.

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico resigned on the background of the political crisis in the country associated with the murder of journalist Jan Kutsiaka and his bride. The successor to Robert Fico at the post of premier was Deputy Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini.

In Russia, the presidential elections took place, the victory of which was won by Vladimir Putin.

According to the results of the "two sessions" in Beijing, the new composition of the Government of the People's Republic of China was approved. The chairman of the country was elected, the prime minister and vice premiers of the State Council of the PRC were appointed. Seven permanent members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee have taken office, they will make efforts to carry out further reforms in the country. Prime Minister Li Keqiang remained in office until 2023.

"Two sessions" is an instrument that the Chinese authorities use to demonstrate the democratic character of the processes and to consolidate the decisions of the Communist Party with a broad people's mandate.

In the course of the current reform, eight bodies at the ministerial level were liquidated, as well as seven divisions at the level of departments of ministries. The abolition of departments is aimed at more effective management of relevant cases.

The President of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, resigned. He presented to Congress a statement about his resignation because of a scandal with the bribery of the congressional votes. The new president became the first vice-president Martin Vizcarra.

Friday, March 30th it became known that in the near future the reform of state institutions will start in France, part of which, where it is a question of reducing the number of deputies and senators by 30%, has already been agreed. So, the number of deputies from 577 will be reduced to 404, and senators - from 348 to 244.

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