Government transitions

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 file photo Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi gestures during a press conference in Tunis. Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, the country's first democratically elected leader, has died at 92, his office announced Thursday July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi, FILE)
July 25, 2019 - 12:14 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Latest on the death of Tunisia's president (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The leader of Tunisia's parliament has been sworn in as the interim president of the North African country after 92-year-old President Beji Essebsi died in office. The state news agency TAP reported...
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Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez arrives at the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, July 25, 2019. Caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez faces his second chance to win the endorsement of the Spanish Parliament to form a government this week. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
July 25, 2019 - 9:47 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Spanish politics (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Spain's caretaker prime minister has failed to receive parliamentary backing to form another government, setting off a two-month countdown to a possible new election. Pedro Sánchez needed more "yes" than "no" votes from the...
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Conservative lawmaker Dominic Raab arrives at 10 Downing Street, London, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Boris Johnson has replaced Theresa May as Prime Minister, following her resignation last month after Parliament repeatedly rejected the Brexit withdrawal agreement she struck with the European Union. Johnson seems to be clearing out top ministers, firing several members of former leader Theresa May's Cabinet. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
July 24, 2019 - 2:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Boris Johnson officially becoming Britain's new prime minister (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Dominic Raab has been named Britain's foreign secretary, the country's top diplomat and one of the most senior roles in government. Raab was appointed as new Prime Minister Boris...
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Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez arrives at the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Sánchez will seek the endorsement of the Spanish Parliament ahead of this week's confidence votes for him to form a new government. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
July 23, 2019 - 8:59 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's caretaker prime minister has failed on the first of two opportunities this week to win the endorsement of the national Parliament to form a government. Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez fell short of the absolute majority of 176 votes of the 350-member lower house needed to win...
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A view of a blimp depicting Boris Johnson that will be launched in Parliament Square, ahead of a pro-European Union march organised by March for Change, in London, Saturday July 20, 2019. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
July 22, 2019 - 4:46 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's next prime minister will govern a nation of 66 million people, but only 0.25% of them had a say in the choice. Either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will be announced Tuesday as the winner of a contest to lead the governing Conservative Party. After a formal handover of power...
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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha attends a group photo with his cabinet members at the government house in Bangkok Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Prayuth on Tuesday led his 36 cabinet members to take their oaths in front of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 16, 2019 - 9:12 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's new Cabinet was sworn in Tuesday, creating a nominally elected government after five years of military rule but keeping power in the hands of the same allies of the army. King Maha Vajiralongkorn presided over the swearing-in of the Cabinet, whose 36 members pledged their...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 6, 2019, file photo, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha smiles and talks reporters before a meeting at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand. The leader of Thailand's military government has revoked a number of special executive legal orders and vowed to stop issuing more as he prepares to lead the next elected civilian government. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
July 10, 2019 - 8:12 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Wednesday officially named his new Cabinet, a mix of members of the military government he headed after leading a 2014 coup and key politicians who helped him assemble a majority in the House of Representatives after March elections. Prayuth...
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New Finance Minister Christos Staikouras, left, speaks as outgoing Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos is seen during a handover ceremony in Athens, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Greece's new Cabinet was sworn in Tuesday, two days after conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis won early elections on pledges to make the country more business-friendly, cut taxes and negotiate an easing of draconian budget conditions agreed as part of the country's rescue program. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 09, 2019 - 12:34 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new government will press ahead with tax cuts for households and businesses despite skepticism from creditors, the country's finance minister said Tuesday after he and his Cabinet colleagues were sworn in. Christos Staikouras' comments during a handover ceremony at...
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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. European Union leaders on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, after a lengthy session of talks, named current Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel for the post of President of the European Commission. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
July 09, 2019 - 9:08 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's center-left Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez has failed to win the support of the far-left We Can party for his bid to form a government, prolonging the political limbo in the eurozone's fourth-largest economy. Sanchez won the most votes in April's general election but he is far...
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Greece's newly-elected prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, waves as he walks shortly after his swearing-in ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Athens, Monday, July 8, 2019. Mitsotakis' New Democracy party won 39.8% of the vote, giving him 158 seats in the 300-member parliament, a comfortable governing majority. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
July 08, 2019 - 1:04 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Greece's election of a new government (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Greece's new conservative prime minister has announced the members of his Cabinet less than a day after his party won a general election. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis named Christos...
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