Political appointments

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Ilham Aliyev appoints new Azerbaijan's deputy PM

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree for the dismissal of Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev from his position today. By another decree the head of state appointed Shahin Mustafayev …

Matviyenko backed as upper house speaker

Members of Russia’s Federation Council unanimously backed Valentina Matviyenko as the upper house speaker during the voting by secret ballot today. All 154 senators, who took part in the plenary meeting, …

Gakharia names Vice PMs

Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia has named Vice Prime Ministers, InterPressNews reports. As Gakharia said at his first meeting with a new Cabineton Friday, current Vice Prime Minister Maia Tskitishvili will retain her post, …

President appoints several ambassadors

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has signed a decree on the appointment of several ambassadors, Kazinform reported citing Akorda press service. Zhanar Aitzhan has been appointed Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan …