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Lesotho’s New PM Names Cabinet Members

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Lesotho’s new Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has selected his cabinet to lead the tiny African kingdom during its first peaceful transition. The new government was announced Friday. Mr. Thabane’s coalition defeated longtime leader Pakalitha Mosisili in last month’s parliamentary election. His All Basotho Convention party teamed up with the Lesotho Congress for Democracy and Thesele […]

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Afghan Parliament Approves Cabinet Nominations

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan’s parliament has approved nominations of seven vacant Cabinet seats and replaced two nominees previously put forward by President Hamid Karzai, ending a two-year standoff over the lineup of the Cabinet. In a statement, Mr. Karzai thanked lawmakers for a “vote of confidence” in his ministers and for carrying out their constitutional duty. He wished […]

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Blacklisted Businesswoman, Red Shirt Leader Join Thai Cabinet

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A woman blacklisted in the United States over business dealings with the wife of Zimbabwe ruler Robert Mugabe is one of two controversial new appointees to Thailand’s ruling cabinet. The other is a former leader of the Red Shirt movement who faces terrorism charges over a two-month protest that ended with dozens of deaths in […]

Profiles of Libya’s New Cabinet Ministers

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Libya has named the interim Cabinet of a transitional government whose mission is to govern until next year, when the country plans to hold the first parliamentary elections of the post-Moammar Gadhafi era. Here are profiles of some of the leading Cabinet members appointed Tuesday, November 22. Defense Minister Osama al-Juwali Juwali is a militia […]

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Indonesia’s President Reshuffles Cabinet

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has reshuffled his cabinet as part of an effort to rid the government of corruption and improve investor confidence. The president announced Tuesday that he has changed 12 of the country’s 34 ministries to improve the performance of the cabinet. Among the significant changes, Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu is […]

Continuity Seen as Vietnam Approves New Cabinet

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnam’s National Assembly has approved a new cabinet dominated by supporters of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. The lineup, approved Wednesday, includes new ministers or agency chiefs in 15 of the 22 posts, but many stepped up from deputy positions and analysts saw little evidence of a change in direction. The assembly also approved four […]


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