Government transitions

In this Jan. 1, 2019 photo, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, left, shakes hands with Education Minister Ricardo Velez Rodriguez, during a swearing-in ceremony for his cabinet at the Planalto presidential palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. Velez Rodriguez said on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, that he will have school books revised to refer to the 1964 military coup as a “democratic regime by force.” (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
April 04, 2019 - 5:05 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Days after celebrating the anniversary of the military coup that led to Brazil's last dictatorship, the government of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is pushing for a revision of the history curriculum for the country's schools. Education Minister Ricardo Velez Rodriguez...
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A crowd celebrates after ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned after 20 years in power, Tuesday April 2, 2019 in Algiers. Bouteflika quit in a statement read on national television after the country's Defense Ministry aggressively called for Bouteflika to "immediately" vacate the office he held for two decades. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou)
April 03, 2019 - 3:04 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria is facing a new era after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation — and questions about who's in charge and what happens next for this gas-rich country and key ally to the West in fighting terrorism. Algeria's 12-member Constitutional Council is expected to meet...
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March 30, 2019 - 10:28 am
HELSINKI (AP) — A far-right Estonian populist party now in talks to form a government in the small Baltic nation has listed its chairman as the party's top candidate in the European Union parliament election in May. The Estonian Conservative People's Party said Saturday that Mart Helme, 69, was...
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Thai woman runs past graffiti at a public park Bangkok, Thailand Thursday, March 28, 2019. As Thais wait for official results of their general election, political parties led by one ousted from power in a military coup say they believe they have won enough seats to form the next government. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 28, 2019 - 4:18 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Election Commission held a sudden news conference Thursday to release full preliminary results of the country's recent general election, though some of the data was inconsistent, adding to concerns over the management of the nation's first poll since a military coup. The...
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Workers load campaign billboards displayed to promote candidates for a general election into a truck in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The results of Sunday's general election will be formally announced on May 9. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
March 27, 2019 - 8:58 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — A group of Thai political parties led by one ousted from power in a military coup said they believed they won enough seats in the recent general election to form the next government. The announcement Wednesday came amid concerns about potential irregularities in Sunday's vote, the...
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Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha arrives at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The junta-appointed Election Commission announced the results of 350 constituency races but said full vote counts, which are needed to allocate 150 other seats in the House of Representatives, won't be available until Friday after apparent counting problems. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 25, 2019 - 8:10 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The two top parties began angling for the upper hand in forming a new government in Thailand on Monday after partial results showed no group won a majority of seats in the country's first national election since a 2014 military coup. One outcome: many accusations of cheating in...
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March 25, 2019 - 3:58 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A military backed party says it won the most votes in Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup, based on unofficial results, and will try to form a government. That comes after a rival party...
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The leader of Pheu Thai Party and candidate for prime minister Sudarat Keyuraphan, second right, and contestants wave during an election rally of general elections in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, March 22, 2019. The nation's first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup is scheduled to be held on March 24. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
March 22, 2019 - 8:34 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's election Sunday is likely to produce a weak unstable government whether it's a civilian or military-backed party that cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new phase of uncertainty in a country that's a U.S. ally in Southeast Asia and one of the world's top tourist...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 file photo, Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev arrives for an EU-ASEM summit in Brussels. The president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has ruled the oil-rich ex-Soviet nation for nearly three decades, announced his resignation in a televised address to the nation on Tuesday March 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, File)
March 19, 2019 - 6:33 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has ruled the oil-rich ex-Soviet nation of Kazakhstan for nearly three decades, has announced his resignation. Nazarbayev said in a televised address to the nation Tuesday that he has taken the "difficult" decision to terminate his authority as president,...
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Elderly locals hug Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and candidate for the same position, as he attends a government-sponsored event in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Prayuth has been nominated by a pro-army political party to become prime minister again after the March 24 general election. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 13, 2019 - 9:23 am
NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand (AP) — Thailand's military-installed prime minister crooned a love song and boasted of his government's achievements Wednesday during an official visit to the country's northeast ahead of the March 24 election. Prayuth Chan-ocha led a 2014 coup ousting an elected...
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