Political appointments

Slutsky elected leader of Russia’s LDPR Party

Slutsky elected leader of Russia’s LDPR Party

Russian parliamentary deputy Leonid Slutsky was unanimously elected Friday the head of Russia’s nationalist Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR).  “I could never have guessed that I would be elected the chairman of my native …

Kurenkov appointed Russia's emergency situations minister

Kurenkov appointed Russia's emergency situations minister

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an executive order to appoint Alexander Kurenkov emergency situations minister, the Kremlin press service said on Wednesday. "Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed Maj. Gen. …

New minister of emergency situations appointed in Armenia

New minister of emergency situations appointed in Armenia

Armenian President Vahagn Khachatryan has appointed today Armen Pambukhchyan as new Minister of Emergency Situations. Prior to this appointment Pambukhchyan served as first deputy minister. He is a member of the pro-government Civil …

Shahbaz Sharif sworn in as new Pakistan PM

Shahbaz Sharif sworn in as new Pakistan PM

Shahbaz Sharif was sworn in as Pakistan's new prime minister on Monday, following a no-confidence vote ousting Imran Khan. Sharif was elected by the country's parliament earlier in the day. He was …

Ilia Darchiashvili appointed new Georgian Foreign Minister

Ilia Darchiashvili appointed new Georgian Foreign Minister

Ilia Darchiashvili, the former Head of the Government Administration, has been appointed the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced on Monday in a press briefing. The PM said Darchiashvili …

Turkey replaces agriculture and forestry minister

Turkey replaces agriculture and forestry minister

Turkiye has replaced Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli with Vahit Kirisci, according to a decision published Friday in the Official Gazette. The 62-year-old Kirisci has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural …

Israel appoints first-ever female attorney general

Israel appoints first-ever female attorney general

Israel’s cabinet approved the appointment of Gali Baharav-Miara as the government’s next attorney general, making her the first woman to ever hold the post. Baharav-Miara will be taking over from Avichai …

Armenian parliament elects new human rights defender

Armenian parliament elects new human rights defender

Armenia’s former justice minister Kristine Grigoryan was elected by the parliament as new human rights defender. Grigoryan served as deputy justice minister since 2019. On December 17, 2021, the parliamentary standing committee on …

New Kazakh defense minister appointed

New Kazakh defense minister appointed

Ruslan Zhaksylykov was appointed defense minister of Kazakhstan by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Wednesday. Zhaksylykov previously served as Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Commander-in-Chief of the National Guard of …

New health minister appointed in Azerbaijan

New health minister appointed in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order on the appointment of a new health minister. Teymur Musayev was appointed as Azerbaijan's health minister under the presidential order. It should be noted …

Talikhan Smailov appointed as Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

Talikhan Smailov appointed as Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev appointed Alikhan Smailov as Kazakhstan’s prime minister on Tuesday, the presidential press service reported. "[I hereby decree] to appoint Smailov Alikhan Askhanovich as the Prime …

Armenia replaces ambassador to Russia

Armenia replaces ambassador to Russia

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian signed a decree on Wednesday recalling Vardan Toganyan from the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Russia. By another decree, he appointed Vagharshak Harutyunyan to the post. …

Arman Hakobyan appointed as Armenian ambassador to Israel

Arman Hakobyan appointed as Armenian ambassador to Israel

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has appointed Arman Hakobyan as the country’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Israel with residence in Tel Aviv. Arman Hakobyan will replace Armen Smbatyan, who was recalled on August …

New Georgian Health Minister appointed

New Georgian Health Minister appointed

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has appointed Zurab Azarashvili new Minister of Health of Georgia.  Azarashvili held the position of Deputy Defense Minister until now. As Azarashvili noted, working as the Minister …

Yerevan mayor removed from position

Yerevan mayor removed from position

The Council of Elders of Armenia’s capital city Yerevan removed Hayk Marutyan as mayor by a vote of 44 to 10. The Council of Elders also voted to replace Marutyan with his former deputy Hrachya Sargsyan. The My Step …