June 2024


El Salvador: Nayib Bukele takes office for his second term as president. On June 5 it is announced that the members of the outgoing cabinet will remain in their positions until further notice.
Iceland: In presidential elections, Halla Tómasdóttir wins 34.1% of the vote, Katrín Jakobsdóttir 25.2%, Halla Hrund Logadóttir 15.7%, Jón Gnarr 10.1%, and Baldur Thórhallsson 8.4%. Turnout is 80.8%. Tómasdóttir will take office on August 1.
India: In parliamentary elections held April 19 and 26, May 7, 13, 20, 25, and June 1, the Bharatiya Janata Party wins 36.6% of the vote (240 of 543 seats), the Indian National Congress 21.2% (99), the Samajwadi Party 4.6% (37), and the All India Trinamool Congress 4.4% (29); the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance wins a total of 292 seats, against 234 for the INDIA bloc including the INC, SP, and AITC. Turnout is 65.8%. Prime Minister Narendra Modi resigns on June 5 but is invited by President Draupadi Murmu on June 7 to form a new government and is sworn in again as prime minister on June 9. On June 10 the cabinet portfolios are announced with no change in key positions.
India: In state elections in Odisha held on May 13, 20, 25, and June 1, the Biju Janata Dal wins 40.2% of the vote (51 of 147 seats), the Bharatiya Janata Party 40.1% (78), and the Indian National Congress 13.3% (14). Turnout is 74.4%. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik resigns on June 5. On June 11 Mohan Charan Majhi is designated chief minister (sworn in June 12).
Kuwait: The emir designates Sheikh Sabah Al Khaled Al Hamad Al Sabah as crown prince.
Switzerland: Nathalie Fontanet becomes president of the Council of State of Genève, Florence Nater president of the Council of State of Neuchâtel, Susanne Hartmann president of the government of Sankt Gallen, and Walter Schönholzer president of the government of Thurgau.


Cayman Islands: Former acting governor (2009-10) Donovan Ebanks dies.
India: The chief ministers of Arunachal Pradesh (Pema Khandu) and Sikkim (P.S. Golay) resign following announcement of April state election results. Golay is sworn in again on June 10 and Khandu on June 13.
Israel: Former foreign minister (1990-92, 1996-98, 1999-2000) David Levy dies.
Mexico: In presidential elections, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) wins 61.2% of the vote, Xóchitl Gálvez of the National Action Party (PAN) 28.1%, and Jorge Álvarez Máynez of the Citizens' Movement 10.6%. Turnout is 61.0%. In parliamentary elections, the MORENA-led coalition wins 56.8% of the vote (256 of 300 seats), the coalition of National Action Party, Institutional Revolutionary Party, and Party of the Democratic Revolution 31.6% (42), and the Citizens' Movement 11.3% (1). Winners of gubernatorial elections: On June 3 Sheinbaum announces that Rogelio Ramírez is to remain finance minister. On June 20 she designates Juan Ramón de la Fuente as foreign minister.


Austria: Former chancellor (2019-20) Brigitte Bierlein dies.
Egypt: The government of Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli resigns and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi asks Madbouli to form a new government.
France: The government of Prime Minister Gabriel Attal survives two no-confidence motions, which receive 222 and 89 votes respectively (289 needed).
Haiti: Garry Conille is sworn in as prime minister. On June 10 he names a cabinet including himself as interior minister, Dominique Dupuy as foreign minister, Jean Marc Berthier Antoine as defense minister, and Ketleen Florestal as finance minister. The government takes office on June 12.
Pacific Islands Forum: Baron Waqa takes office as secretary-general.
Switzerland: Evi Allemann is elected president of the government of Bern.


Gibraltar: Sir Ben Bathurst is sworn in as governor.
India: The chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, resigns following announcement of May state election results. On June 12 Nara Chandrababu Naidu is sworn in as chief minister.
Russia: The head of the republic, chairman of the government of Altay, Oleg Khorokhordin, resigns. President Vladimir Putin appoints Andrey Turchak as acting head.


United Kingdom: The first minister of Wales, Vaughan Gething, loses a (non-binding) no-confidence vote (passed 29-27). He stays in office.


North Macedonia: President Gordana Siljanovska Davkova gives Hristijan Mickoski a mandate to form a government. On June 18 Mickoski submits his proposed cabinet to parliament, with Timco Mucunski as foreign minister, Vlado Misajlovski as defense minister, and Gordana Dimitrieska Kocoska as finance minister; Pance Toskovski is to remain interior minister.


Congo (Kinshasa): It is announced that the governor-elect of Kinshasa, Daniel Bumba Lubaki, has been appointed by the president on June 5. Having been elected as a senator, a position incompatible with that of governor, Gentiny Ngobila Mbaka resigns on June 13 and Charles Mbutamuntu Lwanga becomes acting governor until Bumba takes office.


Belgium: In parliamentary elections, the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) wins 16.7% (24 of 150 seats), Flemish Interest (VB) 13.8% (20), the Reformist Movement (MR) 10.3% (20), the Workers' Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA) 9.9% (15), Onward 8.1% (13), the Socialist Party (PS) 8.1% (16), Christian Democratic and Flemish (CD&V) 8.0% (11), Les Engagés 6.8% (14), Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (Open VLD) 5.4% (7), Groen 4.6% (6), and Ecolo 2.9% (3). Turnout is 87.4%. Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announces his resignation (formally tendered on June 10). On June 12 Bart De Wever is named informateur. Results of regional elections on June 9: Bulgaria: In parliamentary elections, GERB-SDS wins 24.0% of the vote (68 of 240 seats), the Movement for Rights and Freedoms 16.6% (45), We Continue the Change-Democratic Bulgaria 13.9% (40), Revival 13.4% (38), the coalition led by the Bulgarian Socialist Party 6.9% (19), There is Such a People 5.8% (17), and Greatness 4.5% (13). Turnout is 34.4%.
Canada: In mayoral elections in Gatineau, Maude Marquis-Bissonnette is elected with 41.7% of the vote, against 30.9% for Yves Ducharme and 10.9% for Olive Kamanyana. Turnout is 33.1%. Marquis-Bissonnette is sworn in on June 18.
Georgia: In parliamentary elections in South Ossetia, United Ossetia wins 31.7% of the party vote (7 of 34 seats), Nykhas 30.6% (10), the People's Party 16.1% (5), and the Communist Party 7.1% (3); independents win 9 seats. Turnout is 68.9%.
Italy: In presidential elections in Piemonte held on June 8-9, incumbent Alberto Cirio (centre-right) wins 56.1% of the vote, Giovanna Pentenero (centre-left) 33.5%, and Sarah Disabato (Five Star Movement) 7.7%. Turnout is 55.3%.
San Marino: In parliamentary elections, the coalition Democracy and Freedom wins 41.5% of the vote (26 of 60 seats [including Sammarinese Christian Democratic Party 22 and Reformist Alliance 4]), the coalition Libera-PS-PSD 28.3% (18 [including Libera San Marino-Socialist Party 10 and Party of Socialists and Democrats 8]), Future Republic 12.0% (8), Domani Motus Liberi 8.5% (5), and RETE 5.1% (3). Turnout is 50.7%. On June 12 the captains-regent give Democracy and Freedom the mandate to form a government.


Australia: Former premier of South Australia (1968-70) Steele Hall dies.
Canada: In mayoral elections in Mississauga (for the remainder of Bonnie Crombie's term), Carolyn Parrish is elected with 31.1% of the vote, against 25.0% for Alvin Tedjo, 19.4% for Dipika Damerla, and 16.0% for Stephen Dasko. Turnout is 25.7%.
Monaco: Didier Guillaume is appointed minister of state, effective September 2.


United States: In mayoral elections in Las Vegas, Shelley Berkley (Democrat) wins 35.7% of the vote, Victoria Seaman (Republican) 29.0%, and Cedric Crear (Dem.) 18.9%. The runoff will take place on November 5.


Angola: Former prime minister (1991-92, 1996-99) Fernando José de França Dias Van-Dúnem dies.
Congo (Kinshasa): The government of prime minister-designate Judith Suminwa Tuluka is endorsed by parliament (397-0) and takes office.
Rwanda: In a cabinet reshuffle, Olivier Nduhungirehe is appointed as foreign minister, Vincent Biruta as interior minister, and Yusuf Murangwa as finance minister.
United States: Former secretary of transportation (1979-81) and governor of Oregon (1987-91) Neil Goldschmidt dies.


Congo (Kinshasa): It is announced that on June 10 the president appointed the governors-elect of Kongo Central (Grâce Nkuanga Masuangi Bilolo), Kasaï (Crispin Mukendi wa Bukasa), and Tshuapa (Armand Iyamba).
Indonesia: Fahrizal Darminto becomes acting governor of Lampung after Governor Arinal Djunaidi's term expired on June 12. On June 19 Samsudin is appointed acting governor.


Greece: In a cabinet reshuffle, Theodoros Livanios is appointed interior minister.
South Africa: Parliament reelects Cyril Ramaphosa as president. He wins 283 votes, against 44 for Julius Malema. The following new premiers are elected by the provincial legislatures: Maqueen Letsoha-Mathae (Free State), Thami Ntuli (KwaZulu-Natal), Phophi Ramathuba (Limpopo), Mandla Ndlovu (Mpumalanga), and Lazarus Mokgosi (North West); in the other provinces the incumbents are reelected.


India: Former governor of Orissa/Odisha (2007-13) Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare dies.
Libya: Former secretary of the General People's Committee (1979-84, 1986-87) and foreign minister (1987-90) Jadallah Azzuz al-Talhi dies.
Slovakia: Peter Pellegrini is sworn in as president.


China: Former governor of Liaoning (2007-14) Chen Zhenggao dies.


Congo (Kinshasa): Joseph Moïse Kambulu Nkonko takes office as governor of Kasaï Central.
Solomon Islands: Parliament elects David Tiva Kapu (unopposed) as governor-general.


Germany: The minister-president of Rheinland-Pfalz, Malu Dreyer, announces her resignation. Alexander Schweitzer is to replace her on July 10.


Japan: The government of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida survives a no-confidence vote in parliament.
Nicaragua: The appointment of Bruno Gallardo as finance minister is gazetted.