Nicaragua: José Ramón Kontorovsky Artola becomes defense minister.
United States: Former treasury secretary (1974-77) William Simon dies.
Ecuador: Luis Yturralde is named finance minister.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Parliament approves Spasoje Tusevljak as prime minister.
Hungary: Ferenc Mádl is elected president in the third round of voting (243-96), after failing in two earlier rounds on June 5 and 6 to win the necessary two-thirds majority. He will take office August 4.
Guinea: In a cabinet reshuffle, Mahawa Bangoura becomes foreign minister and Ahmadou Camara interior minister.
Slovenia: Parliament approves the new cabinet of Prime Minister Andrej Bajuk, including Lojze Peterle as foreign minister and Zvonko Ivanusic as finance minister.
Poland: Jaroslaw Bauc is appointed finance minister. On June 12 Janusz Steinhoff is appointed vice-premier and on June 16 Bronislaw Komorowski is appointed defense minister. On June 29 Wladyslaw Bartoszewski is named foreign minister.
United States: Former Iowa governor (1961-63) Norman A. Erbe dies.
Syria: President Hafez al-Assad dies. First Vice President Abdul-Halim Khaddam becomes acting president.
China: The chairman of the government of Nei Mongol Autonomous Region, Yun Bulong, is killed when a train hits his car. Zhou Dehai, standing vice chairman of the government, becomes responsible for most government business.
Solomon Islands: Prime Minister Bartholomew Ulufa'alu resigns. On June 30 Manasseh Sogavare is elected prime minister.
Canada: Former lieutenant governor of Alberta (1966-74) J.W. Grant MacEwan dies.
Peru: Former prime minister (1991) Carlos Torres y Torres Lara dies.
Tunisia: Former foreign minister (1986-87) Hédi Mabrouk dies.
India: Babu Parmanand takes office as governor of Haryana.
Japan: Former prime minister (1987-89) Noboru Takeshita dies.
Jordan: Ali Abu al-Ragheb becomes prime minister and defense minister. Awad Khleifat becomes interior minister.
Indonesia: Ramli Ridwan is sworn in as acting governor of Aceh.
Martinique: Michel Cadot is named prefect.
United Kingdom: The Labour Party wins a by-election in Tottenham.
India: Krishna Mohan Seth takes office as governor of Tripura.
Liberia: Vice President Enoch Dogolea dies.
Japan: In parliamentary elections, the Liberal-Democratic Party wins 233 of 480 seats in the House of Deputies, followed by the Democratic Party with 127, New Komeito with 31, the Liberal Party with 22, the Communist Party with 20, and the Social Democratic Party with 19. Turnout is 62.5%.
Zimbabwe: In parliamentary elections held June 24-25, the Zimbabwe African National Union wins 48.6% of the vote (62 of 120 elected seats) and the Movement for Democratic Change 47% (57). Turnout is 57%.
Romania: Former foreign minister (1961-72) Corneliu Manescu dies.
France: Former prime minister (1958) Pierre Pflimlin dies.
South Korea: Parliament confirms Lee Han Dong as prime minister (139-130).
Tajikistan: Nazarsho Dodkhudoyev, former chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (1950-56) and chairman of the Council of Ministers (1956-61) of the Tadzhik S.S.R., dies.