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12/31/10      updates to Uganda kingdom: Tooro (PM), U.S. govt.: Marshals Serv. (Dir.)
12/30/10      update to Moldova (Pres.)
12/29/10      update to Montenegro (PM).
12/28/10      updates to Belarus (PM) and Moldova (Pres.)
12/27/10      update to Spain reg.: Catalonia (Pres.)
12/25/10      update to Taiwan: SinbeiTaichung and Tainan (Mayors).
12/24/10      updates to Guinea (PM) and Tuvalu (PM).
12/23/10      update to Laos (PM).
12/22/10      update to Tonga (PM).
12/21/10      updates to Guinea (Pres.), Ukraine prov.: L'viv, Ternopil (Gov.)
12/20/10      update to Papua New Guinea (Gov.-gen.)
12/17/10      updates to Kyrgyzstan (PM), Canada prov. Yukon (Com.) and
                Armenia prov.: Yerevan (Mayor), Solomon Islands prov.: Central, Isabel (PM).
12/16/10      update to China prov.: Hubei (Gov.)
12/13/10      update to Papua New Guinea (Gov.-gen.)
12/11/10      update to Venezuela state: Guárico (Gov.)
12/08/10      update to China prov.: Jiangsu (Gov.)
12/07/10      updates to U.S. state: North Dakota (Gov.), Oglala Sioux (Pres.), Cheyenne
                River Sioux (Chair.)
12/06/10      updates to U.S. state: Hawaii (Gov.), U.S. govt.: Postal Service.
12/05/10      update to The Sudan: Darfur Region (Chr.)
12/04/10      update to Côte d'Ivoire (Pres., PM in opposition).
12/03/10      updates to Canada prov.: Newfoundland and Labrador (PM) and Latin American
                Parliament (Parlatino) (Pres.)
12/02/10      updates to Vanuatu (PM) and Australia state: Victoria (PM).
12/01/10      updates to Mexico states: AguascalientesOaxacaVeracruz (Gov.), Japan 
                pref.: Ehime (Gov.), Swiss canton: Geneva (Pres.)
11/30/10      update to Cook Islands (PM).
11/25/10      update to India state: Andhra Pradesh (CM). 
11/19/10      update to South Africa prov.: North-West (PM).
11/16/10      update to Ukraine prov.: Kyiv city.
11/15/10      updates to Bosnia: Republika Srpska (Pres.), U.S. state: West Virgina (Gov.)
11/11/10      update to India state: Maharashtra (PM).
11/10/10      updates to Bosnia-Hercegovina (Pres.), France reg.: Languedoc-Roussillon
                (Pres.), Nigeria state: Delta (Gov.) and Ukraine prov.: Luhansk (Gov.)
11/04/10      updates to French Antarctic Terr. (Admin.), Br. Sovereign Base Areas (Admin.)
11/03/10      update to Tanzania: Zanzibar (Pres.)
11/02/10      update to New Caledonia (High Com.)
11/02/10      update to United States, election results: U.S. Congress elections to all 435
                seats of the House of Representatives, and to 37 of 100 seats in the Senate
                (a special election was held earlier in the year on 19 Jan 2010 in
                Massachusetts). In the U.S. House of Representatives, the Republicans win
                control, they will have 242 of the 435 seats and the Democrats 193 (previous
                balance was 256 Democrats vs. 179 Republicans). In the Senate - Democrats
                retain control with 51 seats (incl. 2 independents caucusing with them) and
                the Republicans 47 seats (the previous balance was 60 Democrats vs. 40
                Republicans);
                Party abbreviations: Dem = Democrat, Rep. = Republican, Grn. = Green Party,
                Const. = Constitution, Libt. = Libertarian,
Ind. = Independent;
              Governor elections: 
              - Alabama: Robert Bentley (Rep.) defeats Ron Sparks (Dem.), 57.9%-42.1%;
              - Alaska: Gov. Sean Parnell (Rep.) defeats Ethan Berkowitz (Dem.), Don Wright
                (AK Indep. Pty) and Billy Toien (Libt.), 58.9%-38.3%-1.9%-1.0%;
              - Arizona:  Gov. Jan Brewer (f)(Rep.) defeats Attny. Gen. Terry Goddard
                (Dem.), Barry Hess (Libt.) and Larry Gist (Grn.), 54.7%-42.2%-2.2%-0.9%;
              - Arkansas: Gov. Mike Bebe (Dem.) defeats Jim Keet (Rep.), Jim Lendall (Grn.),
                64.5%-33.6%-1.9%;
              - California: ex-Gov. Jerry Brown (Dem.) defeats Meg Whitman (f)(Rep.), 
                Chelene Nightingale (f)(Amer. Indep.) and Dale Ogden (Libt.),
                53.1%-41.7%-1.6%-1.5%;
              - Colorado: Mayor John Hickenlooper (Dem.) defeats Tom Tancredo (Const.), Dan
                Maes (Rep.) and Jaimes Brown (Libt.), 50.7%-36.8%-11.1%-0.7%;
              - ConnecticutMayor Dan Malloy (Dem.) defeats Thomas Foley (Rep.) and Tom
                Marsh (CT Indep. Pty) with 49.6%-48.9%-1.5%;
              - Florida: Rick Scott (Rep.) defeats
CFO Alex Sink (f) (Dem.), Peter Allen
                (Ind.), C.C. Reed (Ind.), Michael Arth (Ind.), Daniel Imperato (Libt.)
                48.9%-47.7%-2.3%-0.4%-0.3%-0.3%;
              - Georgia: Nathan Deal (Rep.) defeats ex-Gov. Roy Barnes (Dem.) and John Monds
                (Libt.), 52.9%-43.1%-4%;
              - Hawaii
Neil Abercrombie (Dem.) defeats Lt.Gov. James R. "Duke" Aiona (Rep.),
                Daniel Cunningham (Free Energy Pty.) and Tom Polland (Ind.),
                58.2%-41.1%-0.3%-0.3%;
              - Idaho: Gov. Butch Otter (Rep.) defeats Keith Allred (Dem.), Jana Kemp (f)
                (Ind.), Ted Dunlop (Libt.) and Pro-Life (=Marvin Richardson)(Const.),
                59.1%-32.9%-5.9%-1.3%-1%;
              - Illinois: Gov. Pat Quinn (Dem.) defeats Bill Brady (Rep.),
Scott Lee Cohen
                (Indep.) and Rich Whitney (Grn.) with 46.6%-46.1%-3.6%-2.7%;
              - Iowa: ex-Gov. Terry Branstad (Rep.) defeats 
Gov. Chet Culver (Dem.) and
                Jonathan Narcisse (Ind.) and Eric Cooper (Libt.), 53%-43.3%-1.8%-1.3%; 
              - Kansas: Sen. Sam Brownback (Rep.) defeats Tom Holland (Dem.), Andrew Gray
                (Libt.) and Ken Cannon (Ref.), 63.4%-32.1%-2.7%-1.8%; 
              - Maine: Paul LePage (Rep.) defeats Eliot Cutler (Ind.), Libby Mitchell (Dem.),
                and Shawn Moody (Ind.), 38.3%-36.5%-19.1%-5.1%;
              - Maryland: Gov. Martin O'Malley (Dem.) defeats ex-Gov. Robert Ehrlich (Rep.),
                Susan Gaztanaga (f)(Libt.) & Maria Allwine (f) (Grn.), 55.8%-42.3%-0.8%-0.6%;
              - Massachusetts: Gov. Deval Patrick (Dem.) defeats Charles Baker Jr. (Rep.), 
                Tim Cahill (Ind.) and Jill Stein (f)(Grn.), 48.4%-42.1%-8.0%-1.4%;
              - Michigan: Rick Snyder (Rep.) defeats Mayor Virg Bernero
(Dem.), Ken
                Proctor (Libt.) and Harley Mikkelson (Grn.), 58.1%-39.9%-0.7%-0.7%;
              - Minnesota: Mark Dayton (Dem.) defeats Tom Emmer (Rep.), Tom Horner (MN Indep.
                Pty), Chris Wright (GRP), Farheen Hakeen (Grn.), 43.7%-43.2%-11.9%-0.4%-0.3%;
              - Nebraska: Gov. Dave Heineman (Rep.) defeats Mike Meister (Dem.) 74.3%-25.7%; 
              - Nevada: Brian Sandoval (Rep.) defeats Rory Reid (Dem.) and Eugene Disimone
                (Ind.), 53.4%-41.6%-0.9% with 1.7% voting for none of the above;
              - New Hampshire: Gov. John Lynch (Dem.) defeats John Stephen (Rep.) and John
                Babiarz (Libt), 52.6%-45.1%-2.3%;
              - New Mexico: Susana Martinez (f)(Rep.) defeats Lt.Gov. Diane Denish (f)(Dem.)
                53.6%-46.4%;
              - New York: Attny.-Gen. Andrew Cuomo (Dem.) defeats Carl Paladino (Rep.), 
                Howie Hawkins (Grn.), Warren Redlich (Libt.), Kristin Davis (f)
                (Anti-Prohibition Pty.), Charles Barron (Freedom Pty.) and Jimmy McMillan
                (Rent Is Too Damn High Pty.), 61.4%-34.1%-1.4%-1.1%-0.6%-0.5%-1%;
              - Ohio: John Kasich (Rep.) defeats
Gov. Ted Strickland (Dem.) and Ken Matesz
                (Libt.) and Dennis Spisak (Grn.), 49.4%-46.7%-2.4%-1.5%;
              - Oklahoma: Mary Fallin (f)(Rep.) defeats Lt.Gov. Jari Askins (f)(Dem.),
                60.1%-39.9%;
              - Oregon: ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber (Dem.) defeats Chris Dudley (Rep.), Greg Kord
                (Const.) and Wes Wagner (Libt.) with 49.2%-48.1%-1.4%-1.3%;
              - Pennsylvania: Attny.-Gen. Tom Corbett (Rep.) defeats Dan Onorato (Dem.),
                54.5%-45.5%;
              - Rhode Island: Sen. Lincoln Chafee (Ind.) defeats John Robitaille (Rep.), 
                Frank Caprio (Dem.) and Ken Block (Mod.), 36.1%-33.6%-23%-6.5%;
              - South Carolina: Nikki Haley (f)(Rep.) defeats Vincent Sheheen (Dem.) and
                Morgan Reeves (Grn.), 51.4%-47.1%-1.5%;
              - South Dakota: Lt.Gov. Dennis Daugaard (Rep.) defeats
Scott Heidepriem (Dem.),
                61.5%-38.5%;
              - Tennessee: Mayor Bill Halsam (Rep.) defeats Mike McWherter (Dem.), Carl
                Whitaker (Ind.), Brandon Dodds (Ind.) and Bayron Binkley (Ind.),
                65%-33.1%-0.4%-0.3%-0.3%;
              - Texas: Gov. Rick Perry (Rep.) defeats Bill White (Dem.), Kathie Glass (f)
                (Libt.) and Deb Shafto (f)(Grn.), 55.1%-42.3%-2.2%-0.4%;
              - Utah: Gov. Gary Herbert (Rep.) defeats Mayor Peter Corroon (Dem.),
                Farley Anderson (Ind.) and Andrew McCullough (Libt.), 64.2%-31.8%-2%-2%;
              - Vermont: Peter Shumlin (Dem.) defeats Lt.Gov. Brian Dubie (Rep.), Dennis
                Steele (VT Indep. Pty) and Cris Ericson (f)(Ind.), 49.4%-47.6%-0.8%-0.8% (as
                no candidate wins 50% +1 the state legislature picks Gov. on 6 Jan. 2011, it
                elects Shumlin by 145 votes 28 votes for Dubie);
              - Wisconsin: Scott Walker (Rep.) defeats Mayor Tom Barrett (Dem.) and James
                Langer (WI Indep. Pty.) and James James (Common Sense) 52.3%-46.6%-0.5%-0.4%;
              - Wyoming: Matthew Mead (Rep.) defeats Leslie Petersen (f)(Dem.) and Mike
                Wheeler (Libt.), 71.6-25.1%-3.3%;
              Territory governors: 
              - Guam: Eddie Baza Calvo (Rep.) defeats ex.-Gov. Carl T. Gutierrez (Dem.),
                50.5%-49.5%;
              - Virgin Islands: Gov. John deJongh (Dem.) defeats ex.-Lt.Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp
                (Ind.), 56.2%-43.5%;
              Mayor elections: 
              - Louisville, KY: Greg Fischer (Dem.) defeats Hal Heiner (Rep.), Nimbus Couzin
                (Ind.) and Jerry Mills (Ind.), 51%-48.6%-0.2%-0.2%;
              - Oakland, CA: Jean Quan (f)(Dem.),
Don Perata (Dem.), Rebecca Kaplan (f)(Dem.)
                Joe Truman (Ind.), Marcie Hodge (f)(Dem.), Terence Candell (Ind.), Don
                Macleay (Ind.) and reg Harland (Ind.) receive 32.6%-31.4%-19.8%-9.36%-2.2%-
                     1.6%-1.1%-0.66%, in ranked choice results: Jean Quan (f)(Dem.) defeats Don
                     Perata (Dem.) 50.98%-49.02%;
              - Providence, RI: Angel Taveras (Dem.) defeats Jonathan P. Scott (Ind.),
                82.1%-17.9%;
              - Shreveport, LA: Mayor Cedric B. Glover (Dem.) defeats Bryan Woolsey (Rep.)
                66%-35%;
              - Washington, DC: Vincent C. Gray (Dem.) defeats Carlos Allen (Ind.),
Diane
                Faith (f)(Grn.), Omari Musa (SWP) and write-in votes (mostly for current
                Mayor Adrian Fenty [Dem.]), 73.9%-1.6%-1.09%-0.54%-22.7%.
              Tribal elections:
              - Navajo Nation (president): Vice Pres. Ben Shelly defeats Lynda Lovejoy (f),
                52.7%-47%;
              - Cheyenne River Sioux (chairman): Kevin C. Keckler defeats Derek Bartlett,
                52.5%-47.4%;
              - Oglala Sioux (president): ex-Pres. John Yellow Bird Steel defeats Pres.
                Theresa Two Bulls (f), 51%-48.9%;
              - Pueblo of Zuni (governor)(held 14 Dec 2010): ex-Gov. Arlen Quetawki defeats
                Gov. Norman Cooeyate 53%-47%.
11/01/10      updates to Somalia (PM) and Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church (Cathol.)
10/29/10      update to Bermuda (PM).
10/28/10      update to Parlacen (Pres.) 
10/27/10      updates to United Arab Emirates: Ras al-Khaimah (ruler), UNASR (Secy.-gen.)
                and Nigeria state: Osun (Gov.)
10/24/10      updates to Russia Rep.: Kalmykia (Pres.), French reg.: Languedoc-Roussillon
                (Pres.)
10/23/10      update to Barbados (PM).
10/22/10      update to U.S. govt.: Marine Corps (Comdt.)
10/21/10      updates to Russia admin.: Moscow (Mayor), US gov. National Security Adv.
10/18/10      update to US gov. National Science Foundations (Dir.)
10/16/10      updates to Falkland Islands (Gov.), Nigeria state: Ekiti (Gov.), and
                Uganda kingdom.: Tooro (PM)
10/14/10      update to The Netherlands (PM).
10/12/10      update to Canada prov.: New Brunswick (PM).
10/11/10      update to U.S. city: Honolulu (Mayor).
10/10/10      Netherlands Antilles dissolves into 2 autonomous countries Curaçao (Gov., PM)
                and St. Maarten (Gov., PM), as Bonaire, Saba & St. Eustatius become special
                municipalities of Netherlands.
10/04/10      update to Mexico state: Chihuahua (Gov.)
10/01/10      updates to Canada (Gov.-gen.), South Korea (PM), San Marino (Capt.-Reg.),
                Belgium region: Brussels-Capital (Gov.)
09/29/10      update to Tuvalu (PM).
09/28/10      updates to Russia admin.: Kaliningrad (Gov.), Moscow (Mayor). 
09/27/10      update to Kosovo (Pres.)
09/24/10      update to Somalia (PM).
09/23/10      update to U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay (Cmdr.)
09/22/10      update to Bosnia-Hercegovina: Brcko (Intl. Superv.)
09/18/10      update U.S. mayor election result: Honolulu, HI: Peter B. Carlisle (Ind.) 
                defeats acting mayor Kirk Caldwell (Dem.), Panos Prevedouros (Rep.),
                and Rod Tam (Dem.) 38.8%-34.6%-18.5%-1.5%. 
09/16/10      update to Bosnia-Hercegovina canton: West Hercegovina (PM).
09/15/10      updates to Mexico state: Durango (Gov.), Pakistan prov.: Gilgit-Baltistan
                (Gov.), Saint Helena: Tristan da Cunha (Admin.) 
09/14/10      updates to Peru (PM), United Nations (Gen. Asb. Pres.), U.S. mayor election
                result: Washington, DC (primary): Vincent C. Gray (Dem.) defeats Mayor 
                Adrian Fenty (Dem.) and Leo Alexander (Dem.) 53.1%-45.6%-0.65%.
09/13/10      update to Malaysia state: Kelantan (Sultan).
09/12/10      update to Mexico state: Zacatecas (Gov.)
09/11/10      updates to India state: Jharkhand (CM), Venezuela state: Guárico (Gov.) 
09/09/10      updates to Czech Rep. reg.: Plzenský (Gov.), Russia admin.: Novosibirsk (Gov.)
09/06/10      update to Chile: Easter Island (Gov.)
09/05/10      update to Japan pref.: Kagawa (Gov.)
09/01/10      updates to Council of Baltic States (Dir.-gen.), Japan pref.: Nagano (Gov.),
                and Kosovo (KFOR).
08/31/10      update to Germany state: Hessen (PM).
08/29/10      update to Russia rep.: Chuvashia (Gov.)
08/27/10      update to China prov.: Heilongjiang (Gov.)
08/25/10      updates to Solomon Islands (PM), Germany state: Hamburg (Mayor).
08/20/10      update to British Virgin Islands (Gov.)
08/19/10      update to Indonesia prov.: Kepulauan Riau (Gov.)
08/15/10      update to Indonesia prov.: Sumatera-Barat (Gov.)
08/14/10      update to São Tomé and Príncipe (PM).
08/12/10      update to Suriname (Pres., VP).
08/11/10      update to South Korea (PM).
08/09/10      update to U.S. govt.: DNI.
08/07/10      update to Colombia (Pres.)
08/06/10      update to Hungary (Pres.), Poland (Pres.)
08/03/10      update to Indonesia prov.: Jambi (Gov.)
08/02/10      update to Bosnia-Hercegovina: Brcko (Int. Sup.) 
07/29/10      updates to Pakistan: Azad Kashmir (PM), China prov.: Gansu and Hunan (Gov.)
07/27/10      update to Somaliland (Pres.)
07/25/10      update to OPCW (Dir.-gen.)
07/24/10      update to Lutheran World Fed. (Pres.)
07/22/10      update to Congo (Kinshasa) prov.: Sud-Kivu (Gov.)
07/20/10      update to U.S. city: Honolulu (Mayor).
07/15/10      update to Russia rep.: Bashkortostan (Pres.)
07/13/10      update to Czech Republic (PM).
07/12/10      updates to Wallis and Futuna (Admin.), Congo (Kins.) prov.: Sud-Kivu (Gov.)
07/10/10      update to OSCE (Parl. Pres.)
07/08/10      updates to Poland (Pres.) and Slovakia (PM).
07/04/10      updates to U.S. city: Trenton (Mayor), Afghanistan (ISAF).
07/03/10      update to Wallis and Futuna: Sigave (King).
07/01/10      updates to Germany state: Niedersachsen (Min.-Pres.), Swiss cantons:
                Basel-Land, NidwaldenObwalden and Schwyz, U.S. govt.: TSA (Dir.)  
                South Korea prov.: Chungcheongbuk, Chungcheongnam, Gangwon, Gyeongsangnam,
                Jeju (Gov.) and Daejon, Gwangju, Incheon (Mayor); Netherlands prov.:
                Noord-Holland (Gov.)
06/30/10      updates to Germany (Pres.) and The Philippines (Pres.)
06/28/10      update to U.S. govt.: Senate (Pres. Pro.)
06/25/10      updates to Seventh-day Adventists (Pres.), U.S. city: Hartford (Mayor).
06/24/10      update to Australia (PM).
06/23/10      updates to Afghanistan (ISAF), British Indian Ocean Terr. (USNSF Diego Garcia)
06/22/10      update to Finland (PM).
06/18/10      updates to Russia rep.: Sakha (PM), Ukraine prov.: Kherson (Gov.)
06/16/10      update to Ukraine prov.: Ternopil (Gov.)
06/15/10      update to Russia admin.: Orenburg (Gov.)
06/14/10      update to Russia admin.: Rostov (Gov.)
06/10/10      updates to Papua New Guinea: Bougainville (Pres.), Byzantine Catholic Church
                in America (Metrop.)
06/08/10      updates to Japan (PM) and U.S. mayor election results: Bismarck, ND
                Mayor John Warford (Rep.) defeats Steve Schwab (Ind.) 74.9%-24.8%; San José,
                CA: Mayor Chuck Reed (Dem.) defeats Thomas Nguyen (Dem.), Susan Barragan (f)
               (Ind.) and Bill Chew (Ind.) 76.8%-9.9%-7.9%-5.3%.
06/07/10      updates to North Korea (PM), Sweden county: Östergötland (Gov.) 
06/03/10      update to Pitcairn (Gov.)
06/02/10      update to Ukraine prov.: Vinnytsya (Gov.)
06/01/10      updates to Swiss cantons: Bern, Neuchâtel, Sankt Gallen, Thurgau, Uri; and
                U.S. govt.: NSF (Dir.), Norway countty: Hordaland (Gov.) 
05/31/10      updates to Germany (Pres.), Greece: Athos (Pref.), Canada prov.: Nunavut (Com.)
                and Sint Maarten (Lt. Gov.)
05/30/10      update to Bolivia departments: Beni, Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, La Paz, Oruro,
                Pando, Potosí, Santa Cruz, Tarija (Gov.)
05/29/10      update to Hungary (PM).
05/28/10      updates to U.S. govt.: National Intelligence (Dir.), Canada prov.:
                 Northwest Territories (Com.), and  UNPO (Pres.).
05/26/10      update to Trinidad & Tobago (PM).
05/25/10      updates to U.S. govt.: Coast Guard (Cmdt.), Sudan states: Lakes, Upper Nile,
                Warrap, Western Equatoria (Gov.)
05/22/10      update to Seborga (Prnc.)
05/20/10      update to Belarus prov.: Minsk (Gov.) 
05/19/10      update to Nigeria state: Kaduna (Gov.) 
05/18/10      update to U.S. govt.: TVA (Chr.)
05/17/10      update to Cyprus: Northern Cyprus (PM).
05/13/10      update to Canada: Nunatsiavut (FM).
05/11/10      updates to United Kingdom (PM) and Canada prov.: Alberta (Lt. Gov.)
                U.S. mayor election results: Newark, NJ: Mayor Cory Booker (Dem.) is 
                re-elected over Clifford Minor (Dem.) and Yvonne Garrett-Moore (f)(Ind.)
                59.1%-35.2%-4.4%; Trenton, NJ: Tony Mack (Dem.), Manny Segura (Dem.) and
                Eric Jackson (Dem.) receive 21.6%-17.07%-17.05%, in runoff held on 6/15/10
                Mack defeats Segura 62%-38%.
05/08/10      update to Costa Rica (Pres.)
05/09/10      update to Svetambara (Acarya).
05/05/10      update to Nigeria (Pres.)
05/07/10      update to Andean Community (Sec.-gen.) 
05/04/10      updates to Nicaragua reg.: Atlántico Norte (Gov.), UNASUR (Sec.-gen.) and 
                U.S. mayor election results: Norfolk, VA: Mayor Paul D. Fraim (Dem.)
                is re-elected over Daun S. Hester (f)(Dem.) 63%-30%.
05/03/10      updates to U.S. city: New Orleans (Mayor), Sudan states: Gadaref, Kassala
                Northern Kordofan, River Nile, Western Darfur and White Nile (Gov.)
05/02/10      update to Swiss canton: Glarus.
05/01/10      updates to UNICEF (Dir.), Swiss cantons: Valais and Zürich.
04/28/10      updates to Russia rep.: Kalmykia (PM), Karachayevo-Cherkessia (PM).
04/25/10      update to Swiss canton: Appenzell-Innerrhoden.
04/23/10      update to Cyprus: Northern Cyprus (Pres., PM).
04/22/10      updates to Russia admin.: Tatarstan (PM), Chelyabinsk (Gov.)
04/21/10      update to Sri Lanka (PM) and prov.: Sabaragamuwa (Gov.)
04/20/10      update to India state: Meghalaya (CM).
04/19/10      updates to Brazil: Distrito Fed. (Gov.), Italy region: Campania, Umbria (Pres.)
04/17/10      update to United Church of Christ (Pres.)
04/16/10      updates to Italy region: Lazio (Pres.), Tuvalu (Gov.-gen.)
04/14/10      updates to The Bahamas (Gov.-gen.), Italy region: Calabria (Pres.)
04/13/10      updates to Swiss canton: TicinoItaly region: Veneto (Pres.)
                U.S. mayor election result: Long Beach, CA: Mayor Bob Foster (Dem.)
                is re-elected over Stevie Merino (f)(Socialist) 83.8%-16.2%.
04/12/10      update to Tristan da Cunha (Chf. Islander).
04/10/10      updates to Poland (Pres.), Canada prov.: Nunavut (Com.)
04/07/10      update to Kyrgyzstan (Pres., PM)
04/06/10      updates to Ukraine prov.: Cherkasy, Kirovohrad, Sumy, Ternopil
                Vinnytsya and Sevastopol (Gov.), Nigeria: Capital Terr. (Min.)
04/02/10      updates to Brazil states: Piaui, São Paulo (Gov.) and Russia rep.: Chuvashia
                (PM). 
04/01/10      updates to San Marino (Capt. Reg.), Brazil state: Paraná (Gov.), and 
                Sint Eustatius (Gov.)
03/31/10      updates to Brazil states: Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais,  
                 Rio Grande do Norte, Rondônia (Gov.) 
03/30/10      update to Brazil state: Amapá (Gov.)
03/29/10      update to Monaco (PM).
03/27/10      update to U.S. govt.: Customs & Border (Comm.)
03/26/10      updates to Ukraine prov.: Ivano-Frankyivsk, Poltava and Volyn (Gov.)
03/25/10      updates to France reg.: Corsica (Pres.) and Russia rep.: Tatarstan (Pres.)
03/24/10      update to Norfolk Island (PM).
03/23/10      update to Pakistan prov.: Gilgit-Baltistan (Gov.)
03/19/10      update to Norway county: Vestfold (Gov.)
03/18/10      updates to Nigeria: Capital Terr. (Min.) and Ukraine prov.: Chernivtsi,
                Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kherson, Khmelnytsky, Kyiv, Luhansk,
                Mykolayiv, Odessa, Rivne, Zakarpattya, Zaporizhzhya, and Zhytomyr (Gov.)
                and Nigeria: Adamawa (ruler).  
03/17/10      update to Ukraine: Crimea (Pres., PM).
03/13/10      update to Kazakhstan: Aqmola (Gov.)
03/11/10      updates to Chile (Pres.) and Ukraine (PM), Pakistan: Islamabad Terr. (Chf.)
03/06/10      updates to Bosnia-Hercegovina (Pres.), Mauritius: Rodrigues (CE)
03/05/10      update to Chad (PM).
03/04/10      update to Ukraine (PM).
03/03/10      update to British Indian Ocean Terr. (Com. Rep.)
03/02/10      updates to Japan pref.: Nagasaki (Gov.); U.S. cities (Mayor results)
              - Oklahoma City, OK: Mayor Mick Cornett (Rep.) re-elected over Steve Hunt
                (Ind./Dem.), 58.3%-41.7%;
              - Santa Fe, NM : Mayor David Coss (Dem.) defeats Asenath Kepler (f) (Rep.)
                and Miguel Chavez (Dem.), 58%-34%-8%.
03/01/10      updates to Uruguay (Pres.), Russia admin.: Khanty-Mansi (Gov.),
                and ACP (Secy.-gen.)
02/26/10      update to Taiwan: Taiwan (Gov.)
02/25/10      updates to Ukraine (Pres.), Russia admin.: Yevreyskaya (Gov.)
02/23/10      updates to Niger (PM), Brazil state: Distrito Federal (Gov.)
02/20/10      updates to Russia rep.: Dagestan (Pres.), U.S. govt.: Fish & Wildlife Serv.
                (Dir.)
02/18/10      updates to Croatia (Pres.), Niger (Pres., PM).
02/16/10      updates to Anguilla (PM), ECOWAS (Pres., Chr.)
02/15/10      update to Reunion (Pref.); U.S. tribal election: Nooksack, WA: chairman Robert
                Kelly defeats George Adams, 46.25%-45.71%
02/12/10      update to Ukraine prov.: Rivne (Gov.)
02/11/10      update to Brazil state: Distrito Federal (Gov.)
02/10/10      update to Germany state: Baden-Württemberg (PM).
02/07/10      update to U.S. govt.: General Services (Adm.)
02/06/10      update to U.S. (Mayor results): New Orleans, LA: Mitch Landrieu (Dem.) defeats
                Troy Henry (Dem.), John Georges (Dem.) and Robert Couhig (Rep.) 65.52%-
                13.80%-9.21%-5.48%. 
02/05/10      updates to Angola (PM), Ukraine prov.: Kharkiv (Gov.)
02/04/10      updates to Ukraine prov.: Dnipropetrovsk (Gov.), U.S. city: Baltimore (Mayor).
02/03/10      update to the Samaritans (High Preist).
01/31/10      update to African Union (Chr.)
01/28/10      update to Lebanon: UNIFIL (Cmdr.)
01/27/10      update to Honduras (Pres.)
01/26/10      updates to Guinea (PM), Libya (Pres.), Venezuela (VP), U.S. 
                city: Birmingham (Mayor), Belarus admin.: Hrodno (Gov.).
01/25/10      updates to India state: Himachal Pradesh (Gov.), Council of Europe (Parl Pres.)
01/24/10      update to India state: West Bengal (Gov.)
01/23/10      updates to Malaysia: Johore (Sultan), Serbian Orth. Church (Patr.), 
                India state: Chhattisgarh (Gov.)
01/22/10      updates to India states: JharkhandPunjabMaharashtra (Gov.) and
                Wallis and Futuna: Tua (Alo) (king).
01/19/10      updates to U.S. state: New Jersey (Gov.), Russia admin.: Krasnoyarsk (Gov.)
                and Severo-Kavkazsky (Plen.);
                - U.S. Senate: special election for seat of former Sen. Edward Kennedy (Dem.)
                Atty.-gen. Martha Coakley (Dem.) is defeated by state Sen. Scott Brown
                (Rep.) 47%-51.9%; U.S. Senate now has 59 Democrats & 41 Republicans; US city
                     election: Birmingham, AL: William Bell (Dem.) defeats Patrick Cooper (Ind.),
                     53.5%-46.4%
01/16/10      updates to Mozambique (PM) and U.S. state: Virginia (Gov.)
01/15/10      updates to Cayman Islands (Gov.), Russia rep.: Komi (Pres.), 
                China prov.: Xizang (Tibet) (Gov.)
01/12/10      updates to China prov.: Qinghai (Gov.), Northern Marianas: Saipan (mayor). 
01/10/10      update to Russia admin.: Volgograd (Gov.)
01/05/10      updates to Palau state: Ngchesar (Gov.), U.S. city: Manchester, NH (mayor).
01/04/10      update to U.S. cities: Atlanta, Billings, Seattle and Toledo (Mayor).
01/03/10      updates to U.S. govt.: Customs (Comm.), Border Patrol (Chf.)
01/02/10      update to U.S. city: Houston (Mayor).
01/01/10      updates to Switzerland (Pres.); Denmark region: Sjælland (Chr.); 
                Swiss cantons: Fribourg, Graubünden, Jura, Lucerne, Schaffhausen
                and Solothurn; Sweden county: Gotland (Gov.); U.S. city: Syracuse (Mayor); 
                to APEC (Exec. Dir.); EU, Nordic Council (Pres.); Mercosur; OSCE (Chr.);
                SCO (Sec.-Gen.) and UNRWA (Com.-gen.); World Council of Churches (Gen. Sec.)

 Recent Additions to WorldStatesmen.org in 2010 

12/28/10      added Lihou to Guernsey.
11/10/10      added Trust Terr. of Pacific Islands district administrators:
                Chuuk, Marshall Is., Mariana Islands, Palau, Ponape, Rota, and Yap.
11/03/10      added Long Beach, California to U.S. Mayors.
10/20/10      added Tadjourah and Rahayto sultanates to Djibouti.
10/15/10      update to Bolivia Departments.
10/10/10      added new separate pages for: Curaçao, Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius
                and Sint Maarten.
07/31/10      added to British Indian Ocean Territory.
07/27/10      expanded Ghana: English Gold Coast 1632-1751.
07/23/10      expanded Monaco governors-general 1732-1911.
07/13/10      added Rimatara and Rurutu under French Polynesia. 
07/09/10      added Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM).
07/08/10      added International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) est.
06/15/10      added Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).
05/30/10      began page for Saipan mayors.
05/05/10      added Council of the Baltic States (CBSS).
04/17/10      new page for Regions of Finland.
03/09/10      added International Seabed Authority (ISA).
02/25/10      added Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and Caribbean Development Bank
                (CDB).
02/10/10      added Billings, Montana; Jackson, Mississippi; Lansing, Michigan; Manchester,
                New Hampshire; Orlando, Florida; and Trenton, New Jersey to U.S. Mayors.

    New Polities and International Organizations in 2010


12/25/10      update to Taiwan: SinbeiTaichung and Tainan special municipalities created.
10/10/10      Netherlands Antilles dissolved into autonomous countries Curaçao & St. Maarten;
                Bonaire, Saba & St. Eustatius become special municipalities of Netherlands.
07/08/10      International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) est.
05/30/10      Bolivia departments granted autonomy.
01/19/10      update to Russia: new federal district Severo-Kavkazsky (North Caucasian).


    New Anthems, Flags, Constitutions and Currencies in 2010


12/16/10      update to Argentina prov.: Córdoba (flag).
12/15/10      update to OECD (flag).
12/11/10      update to Madagascar (constitution).
11/25/10      update to Niger (constitution).
11/22/10      update to U.S. state: Louisiana (flag).
10/26/10      update to Saint-Martin (local flag).
10/21/10      updates to Myanmar (Burma) (flag, country name).
10/10/10      updates to Curaçao and Sint Maarten (constitutions).
08/27/10      update to Kenya (constitution).
08/07/10      update to Malawi (flag).
07/13/10      update to New Caledonia (flag).
07/02/10      update to Kyrgyzstan (constitution).
05/07/10      update to Guinea (constitution).
04/13/10      update to Argentina prov.: Tucumán (flag).
03/04/10      update to Pitcairn (new constitution order).
02/26/10      update to Dominican Rep. (constitution).
02/18/10      update to update to Niger (constitution suspended).
02/17/10      update to Russia kray: Kamchatka (flag).
02/12/10      update to Peru reg.: Pasco (flag).
02/05/10      update to Angola (constitution).
01/31/10      update to African Union (flag).
01/29/10      update to French Guiana (flag).

 International Organization Membership Updates in 2010

 
12/09/10      Estonia the 34th member of the OECD.
12/10/10      Kuwait the 24th member of UNRWA.
12/02/10      Curaçao and Sint Maarten join Parlatino.
11/29/10      Botswana, Central African Republic, East Timor, 
                Lesotho and Swaziland join the IOM
11/24/10      Panama withdrew from PARLACEN.
11/01/10      Seychelles and St. Lucia the 112th & 113th members of ICCt.
10/28/10      Andorra the 26th member of PAM.
09/28/10      Malawi the 161st member of ISA.
09/26/10      Moro admitted to UNPO.
09/07/10      Israel the 33rd member of the OECD
08/24/10      East Timor the 192nd member of ITU.
08/19/10      Guinea-Bissau the 177th member of WCO.
07/21/10      Slovenia the 32nd member of the OECD 
07/17/10      Philippines the 111th member of PCA.
07/08/10      International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) est.
06/24/10      Tuvalu the 187th member of IMF and World Bank.
06/01/10      Bangladesh the 111th member of ICCt.
05/26/10      Central African Republic and Trindad & Tobago 
                the 152nd and 153rd members of CTBTO.
05/07/10      Chile the 31st member of the OECD
03/28/10      Seychelles the 155th member of IPU.
02/06/10      Ogaden admitted to UNPO.
01/29/10      Portugal the 48th Antarctic Treaty member. 

  International & U.S. Elections in 2010



Date


Location


Election Type

10 Jan 2010
Croatia
president (runoff)
10 Jan 2010 French Guiana
referendum on
increased autonomy
10 Jan 2010 Martinique (Fr.)
referendum on
increased autonomy
15 Jan 2010 Bonaire (Neth.) referendum on approving new status
(rescheduled)
17 Jan 2010
Chile
president (runoff)
17 Jan 2010
Ukraine
president
(1st round)
19 Jan 2010 Birmingham, AL (US)
mayor (runoff)
22 Jan 2010
Netherlands Antilles
parliament
25 Jan 2010
St. Kitts & Nevis
parliament
26 Jan 2010
Sri Lanka
president
 3 Feb 2010
Greece
president
(by parliament)
 6 Feb 2010 New Orleans, LA (US)
mayor
 7 Feb 2010
Costa Rica
president,
parliament
 7 Feb 2010 Ukraine president (runoff)
15 Feb 2010
Anguilla (UK)
parliament
27 Feb 2010
Nauru
constitutional
referendum
28 Feb 2010 Haiti
parliament
(postponed)
28 Feb 2010
Tajikistan
parliament
 2 Mar 2010 Oakland, CA (US)
mayor
 2 Mar 2010 Oklahoma City,OK(US)
mayor
 2 Mar 2010 Santa Fe, NM (US)
mayor
 4 Mar 2010
Togo
president
 6 Mar 2010
Iceland
debt repayment
referendum
 7 Mar 2010
Iraq
parliament
 7 Mar 2010
Switzerland
referendums
14 Mar 2010
Colombia
parliament
17 Mar 2010
Norfolk Island
(Australia)

parliament
26 Mar 2010 Bonaire (Neth.) referendum on approving new status
(postponed)
 1 Apr 2010
San Marino
captains-regent (parliament)
 8 Apr 2010
Sri Lanka
parliament
11 Apr 2010
Hungary
parliament
11-13 Apr 2010
The Sudan
president,
parliament
11-15 Apr 2010
South Sudan (Sudan)
president,
parliament
13 Apr 2010
Long Beach, CA (US)
mayor
18 Apr 2010 Northern Cyprus (Cyprus)
president
24 Apr 2010
Nauru
parliament
25 Apr 2010
Austria
president
 4 May 2010 Norfolk, VA (US)
mayor
 5 May 2010
Mauritius
parliament
 6 May 2010
United Kingdom
parliament
 7-21 May 2010 Bougainville
(Papua New Guinea)

president,
parliament
10 May 2010
Philippines
president,
parliament, senate
11 May 2010 Newark, NJ (US)
mayor
11 May 2010 Trenton, NJ (US)
mayor
16 Mar 2010
Dominican Republic
parliament, senate
23 May 2010
Ethiopia
parliament
23 May 2010
Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijan)
parliament
24 May 2010
Trinidad and Tobago
parliament
25 May 2010
Suriname
parliament
28-29 May 2010
Czech Republic
parliament
30 May 2010
Colombia
president
(1st round)
 1 & 8 Jun 2010
Egypt
senate
 6 Jun 2010
Slovenia
Croatia border
dispute referendum
 8 Jun 2010
Bismarck, ND (US)
mayor
 8 Jun 2010
San José, CA (US)
mayor
 9 Jun 2010
The Netherlands
parliament
12 Jun 2010
Slovakia
parliament
13 Jun 2010
Belgium
parliament, senate
15 Jun 2010 Trenton, NJ (US)
mayor (runoff)
19 Jun 2010
Nauru
parliament
20 Jun 2010
Colombia
president (runoff)
20 Jun 2010 Poland
president
(1st round)
26 Jun 2010
Somaliland (Somalia)
president
27 Jun 2010
Guinea
president
(1st round)
27 Jun 2010
Kyrgyzstan
new constitution
referendum
28 Jun 2010
Burundi
president
29 Jun 2010
Hungary
president
(by parliament)
30 Jun 2010
Germany
president
(by parliament)
 4 Jul 2010
Poland
president (runoff)
11 Jul 2010
Japan
senate
19 Jul 2010
Suriname
president
(by parliament)
23 Jul 2010
Burundi
parliament
25 Jul 2010
Príncipe (São Tomé
and Príncipe)
assembly
28 Jul 2010
Burundi
senate
 1 Aug 2010
São Tomé and
Príncipe
parliament
 4 Aug 2010
Kenya
new constitution
referendum
 4 Aug 2010
Solomon Islands
parliament
 9 Aug 2010
Rwanda
president
21 Aug 2010
Australia
parliament, senate
27 Aug 2010 Curaçao (Neth.)
parliament
 5 Sep 2010
Moldova
constitutional
referendum
12 Sep 2010
Turkey
constitutional
referendum
16 Sep 2010
Tuvalu
parliament
17 Sep 2001
Sint Maarten (Neth.)
parliament
18 Sep 2010
Afghanistan
parliament
18 Sep 2010 Honolulu, HI (US)
mayor (special)
18 Sep 2010 Slovakia
political reform
referendum
19 Sep 2010
Sweden
parliament
22 Sep 2010
Switzerland
federal council
(indirect)
26 Sep 2010
Venezuela
parliament
26 Sep 2010 Switzerland
referendum
Sep 2010 Somaliland (Somalia)
parliament
(delayed)
 1 Oct 2001 San Marino
captains-regent (parliament)
 2 Oct 2001
Latvia
parliament
 3 Oct 2001
Brazil
president
(1st round)
 3 Oct 2010
Brazil
parliament
 3 Oct 2010
Bosnia-Hercegovina
president,
parliament
 3 Oct 2010 Muslim-Croat Fed.
(Bosnia)
president,
parliament
 3 Oct 2010 Republika Sprska
(Bosnia)
president,
parliament
10 Oct 2010
Kyrgyzstan
parliament
15/16&22/23 Oct 2011
Czech Republic
senate
23 Oct 2010
Bahrain
parliament
31 Oct 2010
Brazil
president (runoff)
31 Oct 2010
Côte d'Ivoire
president
(1st round)
31 Oct 2010
Niger
constitutional
referendum
31 Oct 2010 Tanzania
president,
parliament
31 Oct 2010 Zanzibar (Tanzania)
president,
parliament
31 Oct 2010
Crimea (Ukraine)
parliament
 1 Nov 2010
Nauru
president
(by parliament)
 2 Nov 2010
American Samoa (US)
congress,
constitutional
referendum
 2 Nov 2010
Guam (US)
governor, congress
 2 Nov 2010
United States
congress, senate
 2 Nov 2010 Rhode Island
referendum on state
official name change
 2 Nov 2010
Virgin Islands (US) governor, congress
 2 Nov 2010 Louisville, KY (US)
mayor
 2 Nov 2010 Oakland, CA (US)
mayor
 2 Nov 2010 Providence, RI (US)
mayor
 2 Nov 2010 Shreveport, LA (US)
mayor
 2 Nov 2010 Washington, DC (US)
mayor
 7 Nov 2010
Comoros
president
(1st round)
 7 Nov 2010
Myanmar
parliament
 7 Nov 2010
Azerbaijan
parliament
 7 Nov 2010 Guinea
president (runoff)
 9 Nov 2010
Jordan
parliament
11 Nov 2010 Iraq
president
(by parliament)
17 Nov 2010
Cook Islands (NZ)
parliament
17 Nov 2010 Cook Islands (NZ) MP reduction
referendum
17 Nov 2010 Madagascar
new constitution
referendum
21 Nov 2010
Burkina Faso
president
25 Nov 2010
Tonga
parliament
27 Nov 2010 Alderney (Guernsey)
(UK)
parliament
27 Nov 2010
Iceland
constitutional assembly
28 Nov 2010
Côte d'Ivoire president (runoff)
28 Nov 2010
Moldova
parliament
28 Nov 2010 Haiti
parliament
28 Nov 2010 Haiti president
(1st round)
28 Nov 2010
Egypt
parliament
 8 Dec 2010
Sark (Guernsey)(UK)
parliament
 8 Dec 2010
Switzerland
president
(by parliament)

12 Dec 2010
Gagauzia (Moldova)
parliament, governor
12 Dec 2010
Kosovo
parliament
12 Dec 2010
Transdniester
(Moldova)
parliament
13 Dec 2010
St. Vincent and
the Grenadines
parliament
17 Dec 2010
Bonaire (Neth.)
referendum on approving new status
19 Dec 2010
Belarus
president
26 Dec 2010
Comoros
president (runoff)




Sources: Herrera Electoral Calendar, IFES Election Guide, and IPU .


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