Category: president

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Miguel Diaz-Canel: Cuba’s submit-Castro president

Cuba has formally announced Miguel Diaz-Canel as the country’s new president. The 57-year-old father of two was elected president of Cuba on April 19 after Raul Castro, who led the country for 10 years, stepped down. Political campaigning is outlawed in Cuba, so little is known about Diaz-Canel plans to navigate the challenges facing the…

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Ex-FBI Director Comey: Trump ‘morally unfit’ to be president

Former FBI Director James Comey has accused US President Donald Trump of being “morally unfit” for the presidency and treating women like “pieces of meat” in his first television interview since being fired last year. Speaking to ABC’s 20/20, Comey said “the challenge of this president is that he will stain everyone around him”. The…

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Algeria ruling accept collectively asks sick president to bustle for fifth timeframe

Members of Algeria’s ruling party have called on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run for a fifth consecutive term, according to local media reports. Speaking at a party meeting on Saturday, the National Liberation Front’s (or FLN by its French acronym) secretary-general, Djamel Ould Abbes, confirmed earlier reports about party and government officials pushing for the…

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Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as South Africa’s president

Cyril Ramaphosa, head of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), has been sworn in as South Africa’s president, fewer than 24 hours after the resignation of embattled ex-leader Jacob Zuma. “I will try very hard not to disappoint the people of South Africa,” Ramaphosa said on Thursday as he ended his speech to parliament, shortly…

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Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa’s president

Durban, South Africa – Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s embattled and controversial president, has announced his resignation in a televised address to the nation.  “I have to come to decision to resign with immediate effect,” he said late on Wednesday in Pretoria. Zuma’s resignation followed weeks of intense public pressure to step down amid longstanding corruption…

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Maldives prime court ‘in enlighten to take’ President Yameen

The Maldives’ chief law enforcement officer says the nation’s Supreme Court is trying to remove President Abdulla Yameen, days after the top court ordered the release of several jailed opposition leaders. “The Maldives is heading towards a crisis,” Mohamed Anil, the attorney general, said on state TV on Sunday. He was flanked by the chief…

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Cyprus election: Voters proceed to polls to desire president

Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus – Greek Cypriots are voting to choose a president after an election campaign focused on the economy and the divided island’s suspended peace process. Polling stations opened at 7am (05:00 GMT) on Sunday and will close at 6pm (16:00 GMT), with a 60-minute break at noon. Results are expected by 830pm…

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Spain to dam Puigdemont as Catalan president

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy asked the Constitutional Court to block the nomination of former Catalan regional President Carles Puigdemont to resume his post on Friday. The move comes after the Spanish government’s Council of Ministers, headed by Rajoy, announced late Thursday night it will attempt to block the nomination. Puigdemont was president of Catalonia’s regional…