November 2022


Denmark: In parliamentary elections, the Social Democrats win 27.5% of the vote (50 of 179 seats), Venstre 13.3% (23), the Moderates 9.3% (16), the Socialist People's Party 8.3% (15), the Denmark Democrats 8.1% (14), the Liberal Alliance 7.9% (14), the Conservative People's Party 5.5% (10), the Red-Green Alliance 5.1% (9), Radikale Venstre 3.8% (7), the New Right 3.7% (6), the Alternative 3.3% (6), and the Danish People's Party 2.6% (5). Turnout is 84.2%. On November 2 Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen resigns.
Israel: In parliamentary elections, Likud wins 23.4% of the vote (32 of 120 seats), Yesh Atid 17.8% (24), the Religious Zionist Party 10.8% (14), National Unity 9.1% (12), Shas 8.2% (11), United Torah Judaism 5.9% (7), Yisrael Beiteinu 4.5% (6), the United Arab List 4.1% (5), Hadash-Ta'al 3.8% (5), Labor 3.7% (4), and Meretz 3.2% (0). Turnout is 70.6%. On November 13 President Isaac Herzog tasks Benjamin Netanyahu with forming a new government.


Saint Helena: Simon Minshull is sworn in as administrator of Ascension.



Azerbaijan: The president of Artsakh, Araik Arutyunyan, relieves Artak Beglaryan of his office of minister of state and appoints Ruben Vardanyan to the post.
France: The government of Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne survives another no-confidence motion, which receives 188 votes (289 needed), and another on November 28, which receives 93.
Lesotho: The cabinet of Prime Minister Sam Matekane takes office with himself as defense minister, Lejone Mpotjoane as foreign minister, Lebona Lephema as home affairs minister, and Retselisitsoe Matlanyane as finance minister.
Pakistan: Former interim prime minister (1993) Balakh Sher Mazari dies.
United States: Former governor of Alaska (1982-86) William Sheffield dies.


Vanuatu: Ishmael Kalsakau is elected prime minister by 50 votes in the 52-member parliament. His cabinet includes Jotham Napat as foreign minister, Christophe Emelee as internal affairs minister, and John Dahmasing Salong as finance minister.


Malta: Former prime minister (1984-87) Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici dies.


Libya: Emad Trabelsi is appointed acting interior minister.


Canada: Ken Sim is sworn in as mayor of Vancouver.


Faeroe Islands: Prime Minister Bárdur á Steig Nielsen dismisses Foreign Minister Jenis av Rana and takes over his portfolio. On November 9 Nielsen calls early elections for December 8.
Germany: The Landtag of Niedersachsen reelects Stephan Weil as minister-president (82-63).
Guam: In gubernatorial elections, incumbent Lou Leon Guerrero (Democrat) defeats Felix Camacho (Republican), 55%-44%.
Federated States of Micronesia: In gubernatorial elections in Kosrae, Tulensa W. Palik wins 43.4% of the vote, incumbent Carson K. Sigrah 33.9%, and Ilai D. Abraham 22.6%. In Yap, Charles S. Chieng is elected with 44.2% of the vote, while incumbent Jesse J. Salalu wins 35.2% and James G. Lukan 20.6%.
Northern Mariana Islands: In gubernatorial elections, incumbent Ralph Torres (Republican) wins 38.8% of the vote, Arnold Palacios (Independent) 33.2%, and Christina Sablan (Democrat) 28.0%. A runoff is held on November 25, Palacios winning 54.0% of the vote and Torres 46.0%.
Russia: Former plenipotentiary of the president in Severo-Zapadny federal district (2000-03) Viktor Cherkesov dies.

São Tomé and Príncipe: President Carlos Vila Nova dismisses the government of Prime Minister Jorge Bom Jesus. On November 10 Patrice Trovoada is named prime minister (taking office November 11). His government is named on November 12 (taking office November 14) with Alberto Neto Pereira as foreign minister and Ginésio Valentim Afonso da Mata as finance minister; Jorge Amado, already defense minister, additionally becomes interior minister.
United States: In elections to the House of Representatives, Republicans win 222 of 435 seats and Democrats 213. As a result of elections to 35 of 100 seats in the Senate, Democrats will have 50 seats (including two independents caucusing with them) and Republicans 49, with one seat going to a runoff on December 6. Results of gubernatorial elections: Results of mayoral elections: Virgin Islands (U.S.): In gubernatorial elections, incumbent Albert Bryan (Democrat) defeats Kurt Vialet (Independent), 56%-38%.


Pitcairn Island: Simon Young is elected mayor, to take office Jan. 1, 2023.


Italy: The president of Lazio, Nicola Zingaretti, resigns and the vice-president, Daniele Leodori, becomes acting president.
Lebanon: Parliament fails in a fifth attempt to elect a president. In one round of voting, Michel Moawad receives 44 votes, with 47 blank votes; afterwards the quorum (86 of 128 members) is lost and another session is called for November 17. On that day Moawad gets 43 votes, with 45 blanks. On November 24 a seventh attempt fails, Moawad winning 42 votes, while 50 are blank.


Haiti: Prime Minister Ariel Henry becomes acting interior minister, replacing Liszt Quitel.
Indonesia: Three new provinces are inaugurated, with acting governors Apolo Safanpo (Papua Selatan), Ribka Haluk (Papua Tengah), and Nikolaus Kondomo (Papua Pegunungan).


Bahrain: In the first round of parliamentary elections (turnout 73%), 6 of the 40 seats are decided; the remaining 34 seats are allocated in the second round on November 19. Opposition parties were banned. On November 21 King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa reappoints Sheikh Salman ibn Hamad Al Khalifa as prime minister and asks him to form a new cabinet; this is done the same day, with no change in key positions.
India: In state elections in Himachal Pradesh, the Indian National Congress wins 43.9% of the vote (40 of 68 seats) and the Bharatiya Janata Party 43.0% (25).


India: Former governor of Haryana (1990-95) and Rajasthan (1993) Dhanik Lal Mandal dies.
Slovenia: In the presidential runoff, Natasa Pirc Musar wins 53.9% of the vote and Anze Logar 46.1%. Turnout is 53.0%.


Congo (Kinshasa): Parliament approves a 36th extension of the state of siege in Ituri and Nord-Kivu.


Bosnia and Herzegovina: Milorad Dodik is sworn in as president of Republika Srpska. On November 23 he asks Prime Minister Radovan Viskovic to form a new government.
Brazil: Former governor of São Paulo (1991-95) Luiz Antônio Fleury Filho dies.
Canada: Mark Sutcliffe is sworn in as mayor of Ottawa.


Bosnia and Herzegovina: The new Presidency takes office, with Zeljka Cvijanovic as first chairman.
Germany: The Constitutional Court of Berlin invalidates the Sept. 26, 2021, state election and orders a repeat vote for the remainder of the term.


India: C.V. Ananda Bose is appointed governor of West Bengal (sworn in November 23).


Canada: David Eby is sworn in as premier of British Columbia.
Norway: The governor of Vestfold og Telemark, Per Arne Olsen, dies.
Uganda: Former foreign minister (1988-94) Paul Ssemogerere dies.


La Francophonie: Louise Mushikiwabo is reelected (unopposed) as secretary-general.


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Malaysia: In parliamentary elections, Pakatan Harapan wins 82 of 222 seats, Perikatan Nasional 73, and Barisan Nasional 30. Turnout is 73.9%. On November 24 the paramount ruler appoints Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister (sworn in same day). Results of state elections:


Equatorial Guinea: In presidential elections, incumbent Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo wins 94.9% of the vote. In parliamentary elections, the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea wins all 100 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and all 55 in the Senate. Turnout is 98.4%.
Inter-American Development Bank: Ilan Goldfajn (Brazil) is elected as president, to take office December 19.
Japan: Internal Affairs Minister Minoru Terada resigns. On November 21 Takeaki Matsumoto is appointed to replace him.
Japan: In gubernatorial elections in Ehime, incumbent Tokihiro Nakamura wins 90.3% of the vote and Noriko Hayashi 9.7%. Turnout is 33.9%.
Kazakhstan: In presidential elections, incumbent Kasymzhomart Tokayev wins 81.3% of the vote. Turnout is 69.4%.
Nepal: In parliamentary elections, the Nepali Congress Party wins 89 of 275 seats, the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) 78, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) 32, the Rastriya Swatantra Party 20, the Rastriya Prajatantra Party 14, the Janata Samajwadi Party 12, and the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Socialist) 10. Turnout is about 60%.


Italy: Former president of Lombardia (2013-18) Roberto Maroni dies.
Latvia: President Egils Levits asks Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins to form a new government.
United States: Former governor of Kentucky (1979-83) John Y. Brown, Jr., dies.


Pakistan: Haji Ghulam Ali is sworn in as governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


Congo (Kinshasa): The provincial assembly of Sud-Kivu adopts (27 of 34 votes) a no-confidence motion against Governor Théo Ngwabidje Kasi, who immediately contests the legality of that vote.

Peru: Prime Minister Aníbal Torres resigns. Early on November 25 President Pedro Castillo announces his acceptance of the resignation; later that day Betssy Chávez is sworn in as prime minister and a cabinet is named with no change in key portfolios.


Australia: In parliamentary elections in Victoria, Labor wins about 49 of 88 seats and the Liberal-National coalition about 24.
Belarus: Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei dies.


Japan: In gubernatorial elections in Wakayama, Shuhei Kishimoto wins 80.1% of the vote, Nana Honma 10.5%, and Michiko Matsuzaka 9.4%. Turnout is 39.9%.

Nigeria: Ademola Adeleke takes office as governor of Osun.


China: Former mayor of Shanghai (1985-88), general secretary of the Communist Party (1989-2002), and president (1993-2003) Jiang Zemin dies.