September 2022


Guadeloupe: Former prefect (1973-75) Jacques Le Cornec dies.
Guyana: Former foreign minister (1978-90) Rashleigh E. Jackson dies.
India: The government of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wins a confidence vote (58-0, opposition boycotting) in the Legislative Assembly of Delhi.


Czech Republic: The government of Prime Minister Petr Fiala survives a no-confidence vote in parliament (rejected 100-84).


India: The government of Chief Minister Hemant Soren wins (48-0, opposition boycotting) a confidence vote in the Jharkhand state assembly.


Mexico: Julio Menchaca Salazar takes office as governor of Hidalgo.
Slovakia: The Freedom and Solidarity party withdraws from the government, involving the resignation of Foreign Minister Ivan Korcok. On September 11 Prime Minister Eduard Heger nominates Rastislav Kácer as foreign minister (appointed by the president September 13).

United Kingdom: Home Secretary Priti Patel announces her resignation effective September 6, when Prime Minister Boris Johnson formally resigns and Liz Truss is appointed in his place. Truss appoints James Cleverly as foreign secretary, Suella Braverman as home secretary, and Kwasi Kwarteng as chancellor of the exchequer, who take office September 13; Ben Wallace remains defence secretary.
United States: Former secretary of housing and urban development (1979-81) Moon Landrieu dies.


Chile: In a cabinet reshuffle, Carolina Tohá is named interior minister.


Burundi: President Evariste Ndayishimiye appoints Interior Minister Gervais Ndirakobuca as prime minister, who is (unanimously) endorsed by parliament and sworn in the same day. In a cabinet reshuffle on September 8, Martin Niteretse is appointed as interior minister and Audace Niyonzima as finance minister.


Algeria: In a cabinet reshuffle, Brahim Merad is named interior minister (taking office September 9).

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United Kingdom: Queen Elizabeth II dies. Charles, Prince of Wales, becomes King Charles III.


Canada: The premier of Yukon, Sandy Silver, announces his resignation, effective after the election of a new leader of the Yukon Liberal Party.
Congo (Kinshasa): The government adopts a 32nd 15-days extension of the state of siege in Ituri and Nord-Kivu (beginning September 14). Parliament approves a 33rd on September 29 (beginning October 2).
Peru: Foreign Minister Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Mackay resigns. On September 13 César Landa is sworn in as foreign minister.
Uzbekistan: Vladimir Norov is appointed foreign minister.
Vanuatu: The Supreme Court confirms the constitutionality of the August 18 dissolution of parliament.


Japan: In gubernatorial elections in Okinawa, incumbent Denny Tamaki wins 50.8% of the vote and Atsushi Sakima 41.1%. Turnout is 57.9%.
Russia: Results of popular elections of regional heads held September 9-11 (CPRF=Communist Party of the Russian Federation; JR-FT=A Just Russia-For Truth; LDPR=Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia; UR=United Russia), all winners being the (acting) incumbents: In Adygeya, incumbent Murat Kumpilov (UR) is reelected on September 11 by the local assembly (all 49 votes), the other candidates being Yevgeny Grunin (LDPR) and Aleksandr Loboda (JR-FT).
Sweden: In parliamentary elections, the Social Democrats win 30.3% of the vote (107 of 349 seats), the Sweden Democrats 20.5% (73), the Moderates 19.1% (68), the Left Party 6.7% (24), the Centre Party 6.7% (24), the Christian Democrats 5.3% (19), the Greens 5.1% (18), and the Liberals 4.6% (16). Turnout is 84.2%. On September 15 Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson resigns. On September 19 the speaker of parliament, Andreas Norlén, gives Moderates leader Ulf Kristersson the mandate to form a new government. On September 28 Kristersson asks Norlén for two more weeks for his attempts.


Burkina Faso: Transitional President Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba takes over the defense portfolio.
Saint Helena: Jason Ivory is sworn in as administrator of Tristan da Cunha.


Kenya: William Ruto is sworn in as president. On September 27 he nominates Alfred Mutua as foreign minister, Aden Duale as defense minister, Kithure Kindiki as interior minister, and Njuguna Ndung'u as treasury minister, with Musalia Mudavadi being named to the new post of prime cabinet secretary.


Mexico: Esteban Villegas Villarreal takes office as governor of Durango.


Angola: President João Lourenço (sworn in for his second term on September 15) names a new government with no change in key positions.


Senegal: President Macky Sall appoints Amadou Ba to the reinstated post of prime minister. On September 17 his cabinet is named with Mamadou Moustapha Ba as finance minister, other key posts being unchanged.
Switzerland: Former president of the government of Basel-Stadt (1987-88, 1993-94) Mathias Feldges dies.


Chad: Foreign Minister Chérif Mahamat Zène resigns.


China: Former governor of Sichuan (1996-99) Song Baorui dies.
Montenegro: A coalition of political parties submits to President Milo Djukanovic the name of Miodrag Lekic to receive a mandate to form a new government, but the president rejects the proposal and calls instead for new parliamentary elections. On September 22, 41 of the 81 members of parliament sign an initiative to determine if Djukanovic has violated the constitution and should be dismissed. On September 30 the parliament rejects Djukanovic's call for its dissolution.
Slovakia: Another no-confidence motion against Interior Minister Roman Mikulec fails (58 votes for the motion, 48 against, 39 abstentions; 76 votes for were needed).


Malaysia: Datuk Seri Mohd Adib Adam, former chief minister of Malacca (1978-82), dies.


Congo (Brazzaville): President Denis Sassou-Nguesso reappoints Anatole Collinet Makosso as prime minister. On September 24 the new government is named with Jean-Baptiste Ondaye as finance minister and no change in the other key portfolios.
Russia: Former first secretary of the Communist Party committee of the Bashkir A.S.S.R. (1990-91) Igor Gorbunov dies.


Ecuador: President Guillermo Lasso dismisses Interior Minister Patricio Carrillo. On September 24 Juan Zapata is appointed as interior minister.
Peru: Daniel Barragán is sworn in as defense minister.


Grenada: Former head of the Revolutionary Military Council (1983) Hudson Austin dies.

Nauru: In parliamentary elections, 19 nonpartisan members are elected. On September 28 Russ Kun is elected president (unopposed). On September 29 his government is sworn in, with himself as foreign and internal affairs minister and Martin Hunt remaining finance minister.


Austria: In state elections in Tirol, the Austrian People's Party wins 34.7% of the vote (14 of 36 seats), the Freedom Party 18.8% (7), the Social Democratic Party 17.5% (7), the Citizens' Forum Tirol 9.9% (3), the Greens 9.2% (3), and New Austria 6.3% (2). Turnout is 65.0%.
Italy: In parliamentary elections, the centre-right coalition wins 43.8% of the vote (including Brothers of Italy 26.0%, Lega 8.8%, Forza Italia 8.1%) and 237 of 400 seats in the Chamber of Deputies, the centre-left coalition 26.1% (including the Democratic Party 19.1%) and 85 seats, the Five Star Movement 15.4% (52), and Azione-Italia Viva 7.8% (21); turnout is 72.9%. In the Senate, the centre-right coalition wins 44.0% of the vote (115 of 200 seats), the centre-left coalition 26.0% (44), the Five Star Movement 15.6% (28), and Azione-Italia Viva 7.7% (9); turnout is 73.0%. (Vote percentages and turnout figures refer to the main vote in Italy only, while seat totals also include those elected by Italians abroad and by separate voting systems in some autonomous regions.) In presidential elections in Sicilia, Renato Schifani (centre-right) is elected with 42.1% of the vote, defeating Catino De Luca (regionalist) with 24.0%, Caterina Chinnici (centre-left) with 16.2%, and Nuccio Di Paola (Five Star Movement) with 15.2%; turnout is 48.8%.

Mexico: Mara Lezama Espinosa takes office as governor of Quintana Roo.
Pakistan: Finance Minister Miftah Ismail resigns. Ishaq Dar is nominated to replace him (sworn in September 28).
São Tomé and Príncipe: In parliamentary elections, Independent Democratic Action wins 46.9% of the vote (30 of 55 seats), the Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe/Social Democratic Party (MLSTP/PSD) 32.7% (18), the Basta Movement 8.8% (2), and the coalition of Movement of Independent Citizens/Socialist Party and National Unity Party 6.5% (5); turnout is 65.4%. In elections in the autonomous region of Príncipe, the Union for Change and Progress in Príncipe wins 54.0% of the vote (6 of 9 seats) and the coalition of Green Movement for the Development of Príncipe and MLSTP/PSD 46.0% (3).
United States: Former governor of New Jersey (1990-94) James J. Florio dies.


French Polynesia: Éric Spitz takes office as high commissioner.


Russia: Gilyana Boskhomdzhiyeva is appointed prime minister of Kalmykia.

Saudi Arabia: In a cabinet reshuffle, Crown Prince Muhammad ibn Salman becomes prime minister and Khalid ibn Salman defense minister.


Japan: Former governor of Shiga (1974-86) Masayoshi Takemura dies.


International Telecommunication Union: Doreen Bogdan-Martin (U.S.) is elected as secretary-general. She receives 139 votes, against 25 for Rashid Ismailov (Russia). She will take office Jan. 1, 2023.
Kuwait: In parliamentary elections, 50 nonpartisan members are elected, including 28 opposition candidates.
Lebanon: Parliament fails to elect a new president, with 63 blank votes and 36 votes for Michel Moawad.


Burkina Faso: Capt. Ibrahim Traoré says he has overthrown Transitional President Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba and dissolved the government. Traoré takes over as head of the Patriotic Movement for Safeguard and Restoration.
Guatemala: Edwin Martínez Cameros takes office as finance minister.
Switzerland: Finance Minister Ueli Maurer says he will step down at the end of the year.
Thailand: The Constitutional Court rules that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has not exceeded his term limit. The eight-year limit is only to be counted from April 6, 2017, when the present constitution came into force.