June 2018




Italy: Giuseppe Conte is sworn in as prime minister with his cabinet (including Enzo Moavero Milanesi as foreign minister; see May 21). The government wins confidence votes in the Senate (171-117) on June 5 and the Chamber of Deputies (350-236) on June 6.


Pakistan: Nasir-ul-Mulk takes office as caretaker prime minister. On June 5 the caretaker cabinet is named and sworn in, with Abdullah Hussain Haroon as foreign and defense minister, Azam Khan as interior minister, and Shamshad Akhtar as finance minister. Caretaker chief ministers are also sworn in: Fazlur Rehman in Sindh on June 2, Dost Mohammad Khan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on June 6, and Hasan Askari Rizvi in Punjab and Alauddin Marri in Balochistan on June 8.


Spain: Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy loses a no-confidence vote (180-169). Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez, who filed the motion, thus becomes prime minister (sworn in June 2). On June 6 he names his government (sworn in June 7), including Josep Borrell as foreign minister, Margarita Robles as defense minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska as interior minister, and María Jesús Montero as finance minister.
Switzerland: Laurent Kurth becomes president of the Council of State of Neuchâtel, Stefan Kölliker president of the government of Sankt Gallen, Cornelia Komposch president of the government of Thurgau, and Roger Nager Landammann of Uri.
United States: Mike Parson is sworn in as governor of Missouri.


Spain: In Catalonia, the cabinet of President Quim Torra is sworn in (including Ernest Maragall as external action minister; see May 12), ending the suspension of autonomy.


Brazil: In gubernatorial elections in Tocantins, acting incumbent Mauro Carlesse (Humanist Party of Solidarity) wins 30.3% of the vote, Vicentinho Alves (Party of the Republic) 22.2%, Carlos Amastha (Brazilian Socialist Party) 21.4%, Kátia Abreu (Democratic Labour Party) 15.7%, and Márlon Reis (Sustainability Network) 9.9%. Turnout is 69.9%. A runoff is held on June 24 and Carlesse wins 75.1% of the vote against 24.9% for Alves.
North Korea: It is reported, based on South Korean intelligence sources, that No Kwang Chol was appointed defense minister on May 17.
Slovenia: In parliamentary elections, the Slovenian Democratic Party wins 24.9% of the vote (25 of 90 seats), the List of Marjan Sarec 12.7 (13), the Social Democrats 9.9% (10), the Modern Centre Party 9.8% (10), the Left 9.3% (9), New Slovenia 7.1% (7), the Party of Alenka Bratusek 5.1% (5), the Democratic Party of Pensioners 4.9% (5), and the Slovenian National Party 4.2% (4). Turnout is 52.0%.
United States: Former national security advisor (1986-87) and defense secretary (1987-89) Frank Carlucci dies.


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Jersey: John Le Fondré is elected chief minister, defeating incumbent Ian Gorst 30-19. On June 7 the parliament elects the members of the cabinet, including Gorst as external relations minister, Len Norman as home affairs minister, and Susie Pinel as treasury minister.
Jordan: Prime Minister Hani Mulki resigns. Omar al-Razzaz is asked to form a new government. He is sworn in as prime minister on June 14, with a government including himself as defense minister and Izzeddin Kanakrieh as finance minister; Ayman Safadi remains foreign minister and Samir Mubaidin interior minister.


Madagascar: Prime Minister Solonandrasana Olivier Mahafaly resigns. Christian Ntsay is named prime minister; he takes office June 6. On June 11 the new government is named, with Eloi Alphonse Maxime Dovo as foreign minister and Tianarivelo Razafimahefa as interior minister; Beni Xavier Rasolofonirina remains defense minister and Vonintsalama Sehenosoa Andriambololona finance minister.
Peru: Finance Minister David Tuesta resigns. On June 7 Carlos Oliva is appointed and sworn in as finance minister.
Switzerland: Christoph Neuhaus is elected president of the government of Bern.


Egypt: Prime Minister Sherif Ismail resigns after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in for a second term on June 2. On June 7 Sisi appoints Mostafa Madbouli as acting prime minister and asks him to form a government. On June 14 the new government is sworn in, including Mohamed Zaki as defense minister, Mahmoud Tawfik as interior minister, and Mohamed Maait as finance minister; Sameh Shoukry remains foreign minister.
United States: In mayoral elections in San Francisco, London Breed wins 36.7% of the vote, Mark Leno 24.5%, and Jane Kim 24.2%; after reallocation of ranked votes, Breed defeats Leno 50.6%-49.4%.



Azerbaijan: The minister of state of Artsakh, Araik Arutyunyan, resigns and is replaced by Grigory Martirosyan.
Czech Republic: President Milos Zeman asks Prime Minister Andrej Babis to form a new cabinet. This is appointed on June 27, with Jan Hamácek as interior and acting foreign minister (Zeman refusing to appoint nominee Miroslav Poche as foreign minister) and Lubomír Metnar as defense minister and Alena Schillerová remaining finance minister.
Serbia: Former chairman of the Executive Council of Vojvodina (1986-89) Jon Srbovan dies.
Tunisia: Interior Minister Lotfi Brahem is dismissed, Justice Minister Ghazi Jeribi taking the portfolio in the interim.


Canada: In parliamentary elections in Ontario, the Progressive Conservative Party wins 40.5% of the vote (76 of 124 seats), the New Democratic Party 33.6% (40), the Liberal Party 19.6% (7), and the Green Party 4.6% (1). Turnout is 58.0%. Doug Ford is sworn in as premier on June 29.
Ukraine: Parliament votes to dismiss Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk. Oksana Markarova is appointed acting finance minister; she takes office June 8.


Ecuador: José Valencia is named foreign minister; he is officially appointed on June 12.


Japan: In gubernatorial elections in Niigata, Hideyo Hanazumi is elected with 49.6% of the vote, against 46.2% for Chikako Ikeda. Turnout is 58.2%.


Mauritania: In a cabinet reshuffle, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed is named foreign minister.


Brazil: Former governor of Santa Catarina (1975-79, 1994-95) Antônio Carlos Konder Reis dies.


Argentina: Former governor of Salta (1983) José Edgardo Plaza dies.
Cayman Islands: Governor Anwar Choudhury is suspended from office. Deputy Governor Franz Manderson becomes acting governor.


Georgia: Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili resigns. On June 14 the parliamentary majority names Finance Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze as prime minister candidate. On June 18 President Giorgi Margvelashvili submits to parliament Bakhtadze's candidacy and the list of a "temporary" cabinet, including Davit Zalkaliani as foreign minister and Nikoloz Gagua as finance minister, with Levan Izoria to remain defense minister and Giorgi Gakharia internal affairs minister. On June 20 parliament approves the cabinet (99-6).
Indonesia: Iwa Karniwa becomes acting governor of Jawa Barat as Ahmad Heryawan's term ends. On June 18 Mochamad Iriawan is installed as acting governor.
Turkmenistan: Begench Gundogdiyev is appointed defense minister and Yaylim Berdiyev national security minister.


Argentina: Nicolás Dujovne is appointed finance minister (adding finanzas to his portfolio of hacienda).

Canada: The premier of Nunavut, Paul Quassa, loses a no-confidence vote (16-3). The members of the Legislative Assembly immediately assemble in a Leadership Forum, which in a first round of secret balloting, opposing Lorne Kusugak, Patterk Netser, and Joe Savikataaq, fails to elect a new premier. In the second round, Savikataaq is elected, defeating Kusugak, and the election is then ratified by the Legislative Assembly and he takes office.
Cook Islands: In parliamentary elections, the Democratic Party wins 11 of 24 seats, the Cook Islands Party 10, One Cook Islands 1, and independents 2.
Venezuela: President Nicolás Maduro names Delcy Rodríguez as executive vice president.


Papua New Guinea: The governor of Southern Highlands, William Powi, is suspended and Thomas Eluh appointed controller of the state of emergency.


Argentina: Former federal interventor in Salta (1974-75) José Alejandro Mosquera dies.
Greece: The government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras survives a no-confidence vote, which is rejected 153-127.


Colombia: In the presidential runoff, Iván Duque wins 56.4% of the vote and Gustavo Petro 43.6%.
Indonesia: R. Sabrina becomes acting governor of Sumatera Utara as Tengku Erry Nuradi's term ends. On June 22 the central government installs Eko Subowo as acting governor.


Saint-Barthélemy/Saint-Martin: Sylvie Danielo-Feucher is appointed prefect, to take office July 9.


India: The chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, resigns. On June 20 the state is placed under governor's rule.
Malaysia: Amirudin Shari is sworn in as chief minister of Selangor.
Malaysia: Former chief minister of Pahang (1981-82) Datuk Abdul Rashid bin Abdul Rahman dies.
Vanuatu: A no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Charlot Salwai is defeated 38-11.


Argentina: Former foreign minister (1983-89) Dante Caputo dies.
Botswana: Unity Dow is appointed foreign minister.

Timor-Leste: President Francisco Guterres appoints Taur Matan Ruak as prime minister, effective June 22. However, Guterres refuses to swear in a number of ministers on that date, including the nominees for defense (Brig.Gen. Filomeno Paixăo) and finance (Hélder Lopes), due to corruption investigations. Dionísio Babo becomes foreign minister. Sara Lobo Brites, the vice minister, becomes acting finance minister.


South Africa: Job Mokgoro is designated as premier of North West. He is elected and sworn in on June 22.


Brazil: Former governor of Bahia (1987-89) Waldir Pires dies.
Hungary: Former president of the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party (1989) Rezsö Nyers dies.

Russia: Ibragim Zakriyev becomes acting prime minister of Chechnya. On June 25 Muslim Khuchiyev is appointed prime minister.
Sint Maarten: The formateur, Theo Heyliger, submits his report on the formation of the new cabinet (to be sworn in on June 25), with Leona Romeo-Marlin to remain prime minister and Perry Geerlings to become finance minister.


South Korea: Former prime minister (1971-75, 1998-2000) Kim Jong Pil dies.


Japan: Former governor of Toyama (1980-2004) Yutaka Nakaoki dies.
Turkey: In presidential elections, incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) wins 52.6% of the vote, Muharrem Ince of the Republican People's Party (CHP) 30.6%, Selahattin Demirtas of the People's Democratic Party (HDP) 8.4%, and Meral Aksener of the Iyi Party 7.3%. In parliamentary elections, the AKP wins 42.6% of the vote (295 of 600 seats), the CHP 22.6% (146), the HDP 11.7% (67), the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) 11.1% (49), and the Iyi Party 10.0% (43). Turnout is 86.2%.


Afghanistan: Finance Minister Eklil Ahmad Hakimi resigns, effective June 27.
Haiti: Former president (1986-88, 1988) Henri Namphy dies.
Paraguay: President Horacio Cartes withdraws his resignation.


Russia: President Vladimir Putin appoints Igor Shchegolev as his plenipotentiary in Tsentralny federal district, Aleksandr Matovnikov in Severo-Kavkazsky federal district, and Nikolay Tsukanov in Uralsky federal district.

Russia: Vladimir Solodov is appointed acting prime minister of Sakha.
Tonga: Losaline Ma'asi is officially appointed as internal affairs minister.


Indonesia: In gubernatorial elections in Lampung, Arinal Djunaidi wins 37.8% of the vote, Herman Hasanusi 25.7%, incumbent Muhammad Ridho Ficardo 25.5%, and Mustafa 11.0%. Turnout is 70.6%.
Italy: Nicoletta Spelgatti is elected as president of Valle d'Aosta, winning 18 votes in the 35-seat parliament.
Romania: Prime Minister Viorica Dancila's government survives a no-confidence vote (166-4; 233 were needed).
Switzerland: Former Landammann of Nidwalden (1986-87, 1988-89) Bruno Leuthold dies.


The Gambia: In a cabinet reshuffle, Ousainou Darboe becomes vice president, Mamadou Tangara foreign minister, and Mambury Njie finance minister.