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12/29/18      update to U.S. city: Shreveport (Mayor).
12/26/18      update to Bosnia-Hercegovnia canton: Sarajevo (PM).
12/25/18      updates to Taiwan (ROC) cities: Kaohsiung, Sinbei, Taichung, Tainan (Mayor).
12/24/18      update to Mexico state: Puebla (Gov.)
12/19/18      update to Somalia state: Southwestern State (Pres.)
12/18/18      updates to Bosnia-Hercegovnia: Republika Srpska (PM), Congo (Kinshas) prov.:
                     Ituri (Gov.)
12/17/18      updates to Ethiopia state: Afar (Pres.), India states: Chhattisgarh,
                Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan (CM).
12/16/18      updates to Georgia (Pres.), Sri Lanka (PM).
12/15/18      updates to India state: Mizoram (CM), Orthodox Church of Ukraine (Metrp.)
12/14/18      update to Mexico state: Puebla (Gov.)
12/13/18      update to United Kingdom: Wales (First Min.)
12/12/18      update to Cook Islands: Avarua (High chief).
12/10/18      updates to Brazil state: Roraima (Gov.), Italy reg.: Valle d'Aosta (Pres.),
                Mercosur (Parlasur Pres.).
12/09/18      update to Sudan state: Gedaref (Gov.)
12/08/18      update to Mexico state: Chiapas (Gov.)
12/07/18      update to Russia reg.: Sakhalin (Gov.)
12/05/18      update to Mexico state: Ciudad de México (Chief).
12/04/18      update to Israel: Jerusalem (Mayor).
12/03/18      updates to São Tomé and Príncipe (PM), Russia rep.: Bashkortostan (PM), U.S.
                state: Alaska (Gov.)
12/02/18      update to Ukraine: Crimea (Pres. Rep.)
12/01/18      update to Mexico (Pres.)
11/30/18      update to U.S.: President (1989-93), Vice President (1981-89), CIA Director
                (1976-77), RNC Chairman (1973-74), UN Ambassador (1971-73), and Congressman
                (TX-7)(1967-71), George H.W. Bush (b. 1924 - d 2018) dies.
11/29/18      updates to Australian Antarctic Terr.(Dir.), Wallis and Futuna: Tu'a (Alo) (King).
11/28/18      updates to Kosovo (KFOR Cmdr.), Ukraine prov.: Chernihiv (Gov.)
11/27/18      update to Nigeria state: Osun (Gov.)
11/24/18      update to Belarus prov.: Minsk city (Mayor).
11/23/18      update to Ukraine prov.: Chernivtsi (Gov.)
11/22/18      updates to Ukraine prov.: Luhans'k (Gov.), UNEP (Exec. Dir.)
11/20/18      updates to Bosnia-Hercegovnia (Pres.), Ukraine prov.: Cherkasy (Gov.)
11/19/18      updates to Bosnia-Hercegovnia: Republika Srpska (Pres., PM), French Southern
                Antarctic Lands (Admin.-Sup.), U.S. city: Key West, FL (Mayor).
11/17/18      update to Maldives (Pres.)
11/15/18      updates to Czech reg.: Praha (Mayor), Russia rep.: Khakassia (Pres.)
11/13/18      update to U.S. govt.: FWS (Dir.)
11/10/18      update to Ethiopia state: Gambella (Pres.)
11/09/18      update to Canada prov.: New Brunswick (PM).
11/08/18      update to Comoros: Anjouan (Admin.)
11/07/18      updates to Bhutan (PM), Russia admin.: Severo-Zapadny (Plenp.), Somalia state:
                Southwestern (Pres.), U.S. govt.: Justice Dept. (Attny.-Gen.)
11/06/18      update to Pakistan: Islamabad Capital Terr. (Chief Com.)
11/06/18      updates to United States, election results: U.S. Congress - elections to all 435
                seats of the House of Representatives, and to 35 of 100 seats in the Senate.
                In the House of Representatives - the Democratic Party take control, they win
                235 of the 435 seats, the Republicans will have 200 seats (the previous balance
                was 240 Rep. vs. 195 Dem.); In the Senate - the Republicans retain control, they
                will have 53 seats and Democrats 47 seats (incl. 2 independents who caucus with
                them), the previous balance was 51 Rep. vs. 49 Dem.;
                Party abbreviations: Dem = Democrat, Rep. = Republican, Grn. = Green Party,
                Const. = Constitution, Indep. = Independence Party, Ind. = Independent,
                Libt. = Libertarian, WFP = Working Families Party;
         Gubernatorial elections: 
         - Alabama: Gov. Kay Ivey (f)(Rep.) is
elected over Mayor Walt Maddox (Dem.),
           59.5%-40.4%;
         - Alaska: Mike Dunleavy
(Rep.) defeats ex-Sen. Mark Begich (Dem.), incumbent Gov.
           Bill Walker (Ind.), and Billy Toien (Libt.), 51.9%-44%-2%-1.9%;
         - Arizona: Gov. Doug Ducey (Rep.)
wins re-election over David Garcia (Dem.),
           and Angel Torres (Grn.), 56.2%-41.7%-2.1%;
         - Arkansas: Gov. Asa Hutchinson (Rep.)
wins re-election over Jared Henderson
           (Dem.), and Mark West (Libt.), 65.4%-31.7%-2.9%;
         - California: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (Dem.) defeats
John Cox (Rep.), 61.3% to
           38.7%;
         - Colorado: Rep. Jared Polis (Dem.)
defeats Treasurer Walker Stapleton (Rep.),
           Scott Helker (Libt.), and Bill Hammons (Unity), 51.6%-44.9%-2.5%-1%;
         - Connecticut: Ned Lamont (Dem./WFP) defeats Bob Stefanowski (Rep./Indep.), Oz
           Griebel (Ind.), Rod Hanscomb (Libt.), and Mark Stewart Greenstein (Amigo
           Const.), 49.2%-46.4%-3.9%-0.4%-0.1%;
         - Florida: Rep. Ron DeSantis (Rep.) defeats Mayor Andrew Gillum (Dem.), Darcy
           Richardson (Ref.), Kyle "KC" Gibson (Ind.), Ryan Foley (Ind.), and Bruce
           Stanley (Ind.), 49.6%-49.2%-0.6%-0.3%-0.2%-0.2%;
         - Georgia:
Sec. of State Brian Kemp (Rep.) defeats Stacey Abrams (f)(Dem.), and
           Ted Metz (Libt.), 50.3%-48.7%-1%;
         - Hawaii: Gov. David Inge (Dem.) wins re-election over Andria P. Tupola
(f)
           (Rep.), Jim Brewer (Grn.), and Terrence Teruya (Ind.), 62.7%-33.7%-2.6%-1%;
         - Idaho: Lt. Gov. Brad Little (Rep.) defeats
Paulette Jordan (f)(Dem.), Bev
           "Angel" Boeck (f)(Libt.), and Walter Bayes (Const.), 59.8%-38.2%-1.1%-1%;
         - Illinois:
J.B. Pritzker (Dem.) defeats incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner (Rep.),
           William "Sam" McCann (Conservative), and Grayson "Kash" Jackson (Libt.),
           48.2%-37.6%-4.3%-2.4%;
         - Iowa:
Gov. Kim Reynolds (f)(Rep.) wins election over Fred Hubbell (Dem.),
           Jake Porter (Libt.), and Gary Siegwarth (Clean Water), 50.4%-47.4%-1.6%-0.6%;
         - Kansas: Laura Kelly (f)(Dem.) defeats Secy. of State Kris Kobach (Rep.), Greg
           Orman (Ind.), Jeffrey Caldwell (Libt.), and Richard Kloos (Ind.), 47.8%-
           43.3%-6.5%-1.9%-0.6%;
         - Maine: Attny.-Gen. Janet Mills (f)(Dem.) defeats Shawn Moody (Rep.), and
           Treasurer Terry Hayes (f)(Ind.), 50.8%-43.2%-5.9%;
         - Maryland: Gov. Larry Hogan (Rep.)
wins re-election over Ben Jealous (Dem.),
           Shawn Quinn (Libt.), and Ian Schlakman (Grn.), 56.2%-42.7%-0.6%-0.5%;
         - Massachusetts: Gov. Charlie Baker (Rep.) is re-elected over Jay Gonzalez
           (Dem.), 66.9%-33.1%;
         - Michigan:
Gretchen Whitmer (f)(Dem.) defeats Attny.-Gen. Bill Schuette (Rep.),
           Bill Gelineau (Libt.), Jennifer Kurland (f)(Grn.), Todd Schleiger (U.S.
           Taxpayers), and Keith Butkovich (Natural Law), 53.2%-43.9%-1.3%-0.7%-0.6%-0.2%;
         - Minnesota: Tim Walz (Dem./DFL) defeats Jeff Johnson (Rep.), Chris Wright
           (Grassroots), and Josh Welter (Libt.), 53.8%-42.4%-2.7%-1%;
         - Nebraska: Gov. Pete Ricketts (Rep.)
wins re-election over Bob Krist (Dem.),
           59.4% to 40.6%;
         - Nevada: Steve Sisolak (Dem.) defeats Attny.-Gen. Adam Laxalt (Rep.), Ryan
           Bundy (Ind.), Russell Best (Ind. American), Jared Lord (Libt.), and None
           of These Candidates, 49.4%-45.3%-1.4%-1%-0.9%-1.9%;
         - New Hampshire: Gov. Chris Sununu (Rep.)
wins election over Molly Kelly (f)
           (Dem.), and Jilletta Jarvis (f)(Libt.), 52.8%-45.7%-1.4%;
         - New Mexico: Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (f)(Dem.)
defeats Rep. Steve Pearce
           (Rep.), 57.1% to 42.9%;
         - New York: Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Dem./WFP/Indep.) wins re-election over Marc
           Molinaro (Rep./Conservative/Ref.), Howie Hawkins (Grn.), Larry Sharpe (Libt.),
           and ex-Mayor Stephanie Miner (f)(Serve America Movement, 58.9%-36.7%-1.7%-1.6%-
                1%;
         - Ohio: Attny.-Gen. Mike DeWine (Rep.) defeats Richard Cordray (Dem.), Travis
           Irvine (Libt.), and Constance Gadell-Newton (f)(Grn.), 50.7%-46.5%-1.8%-1.1%;
         - Oklahoma: Kevin Stitt (Rep.) defeats Attny.-Gen. Drew Edmondson (Dem.), and
           Chris Powell (Libt.), 54.3%-42.2%-3.4%;
         - Oregon: Gov. Kate Brown (f)(Dem.) is elected over Knute Buehler (Rep.), Patrick
           Starnes (Oregon Indep. Pty.), Nick Chen (Libt.), Aaron Auer (Const.), and
           Chris Henry (Progressive), 49.9%-43.8%-2.9%-1.5%-1.1%-0.6%;
         - Pennsylvania:
Gov. Tom Wolf (Dem.) wins re-election over Scott Wagner (Rep.),
           Kenneth Krawchuk (Libt.), and Paul Glover (Grn.), 57.6%-40.8%-1%-0.6%;
         - Rhode Island: Gov. Gina Raimondo (f)(Dem.) wins re-election over Mayor Allan
           Fung (Rep.), Joseph Trillo (Ind.), William Gilbert (Moderate), Luis-Daniel
           Munoz (Ind.), and Anne Armstrong (f)(Compassion), 52.6%-37.2%-4.4%-2.7%-
           1.7%-1.1%;
         - South Carolina: Gov. Henry McMaster (Rep.) wins re-election over James E. Smith
           (Dem.), 53.9% to 45.9%;
         - South Dakota:
Rep. Kristi Noem (f)(Rep.) defeats Billie Sutton (Dem.), and Kurt
           Evans (Libt.), 50.9%-47.6%-1.4%;
         - Tennessee: Bill Lee (Rep.) defeats Mayor Karl Dean (Dem.), Sherry Clark (f)
           (Libt.), Mark Wright (Ind.), Patrick Whitlock (Ind.), Yvonne Neubert (f)
           (Grn.), Heather Scott (f)(Ind.), Mark "Coonrippy" Brown (Ind.), Joe Wilmoth
           (Ind.), George B. Smith IV (Ind.), Cory King (Ind.), Tracy Tisdale (f)
           (Ind.), Justin Cornett (Ind.), Chad Riden (Ind.), and Robert Sawyers (Ind.),
           59.6%-38.5%-0.2%-0.2%-0.2%-0.1%-0.1%-0.1%-0.1%-0.1%-0.1%-0.1%-0.1%;
         - Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott (Rep.) wins re-election over Sheriff Lupe Valdez (f)
           (Dem.), and Mark Trippetts (Libt.), 55.8%-42.5%-1.7%;
         - Vermont: Gov. Phil Scott (Rep.) wins re-election over Christine Hallquist (f)
           (Dem.), Trevor Barlow (Ind.), Charles Laramie (Ind.), Cris Ericson (f)(Ind.),
           Stephen Marx (Earth Justice), and Em Payton (f)(Liberty Union), 55.2%-40.3%-
                1.2%-0.8%-0.8%-0.8%-0.7%-0.7%;
         - Wisconsin: Supt. Tony Evers (Dem.) defeats incumbent Gov. Scott Walker (Rep.),
                Phillip Anderson (Libt.), Maggie Trunbull (f)(Ind.), Michael White (Grn.),
           and Arnie Enz (Wisconsin Party), 49.6%-48.4%-0.8%-0.7%-0.4%-0.1%;
         - Wyoming: Treasurer Mark Gordon (Rep.) defeats Mary Throne (f)
(Dem.), Rex
           Rammell (Const.), and Lawrence Struempf (Libt.), 67.1%-27.5%-3.3%-1.5%;
         Territorial Governors: 
         - Guam: Lourdes "Lou" Leon Guerrero (f)(Dem.) wins over Raymond "Ray" Tenorio
           (Rep.), and Frank Blas Aguon Jr. (Dem.), 50.7%-26.4%-22.9%;
         - Northern Mariana Islands (postponed to 13 Nov 2018): incumbent Gov. Ralph Torres
           (Rep.) wins re-election over Juan Nekai Babuta (Ind.), 62.2% to 37.8%;
         - Virgin Islands: Albert J. Bryan, Jr. (Dem.) leads Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp (Ind.),
           Adlah "Foncie" Donastorg (Ind.), Warren Mosler (Ind.), Soraya Diase Coffelt (f)
           (Ind.), Moleto A. Smith Jr. (Dem.), and Janette Millin Young (f)(Ind.),
           37.9%-33.7%-16.4%-4.7%-4.7%-1.6%-1%; in runoff on 20 Nov 2018, Bryan defeats
           Mapp 54.7% to 45.3%;
         Mayoral elections: 
         - Austin, TX: Mayor Stephen Adler (Dem.) is re-elected over Laura Morrison (f)
                (Dem.), Gustavo "Gus" Pena (Ind.), Todd Phelps (Rep.), Travis R. Duncan (Ind.),
                Alexander Strenger (Ind.), and Alan Pease (Ind.), 59.2%-19.2%-11.2%-6.5%-2.3%-
                1%-0.7%;
         - Key West, FL (runoff): Teri Johnston (f)(Ind.) defeats Margaret Romero (f)
           (Rep.), 66%-33%;
         - Louisville, KY: Mayor Greg Fischer (Dem.) is re-elected over Angela Leet (f)
           (Rep.), Jackie Green (Ind.), and Chris Thieneman (Ind.), 61.3%-36.5%-0.7%-0.4%;
         - Oakland, CA: Mayor Libby Schaaf (f)(Dem.)
is re-elected over Cat Brooks (f)
           (Ind.), Pamela Price (f)(Dem.), Saied Karamooz (Grn.), Ken Houston (Ind.), Nancy
           Sidebotham (f)(Ind.), Marchon Tatmon (Ind.), Peter Y. Liu (Rep.), Cedric A.
           Troupe (Ind.), Jesse Smith (Ind.), 57.1%-22.3%-12.3%-1.9%-1.7%-1.3%-1.3%-0.7%-
           0.7%-0.5%; 
         - Phoenix, AZ: Kate Gallego (f) (Dem.) leads Daniel Valenzuela (Dem.), Moses
           Sanchez (Rep.), and Nicholas J. Sarwark (Libt.), 43.9%-26.1%-18.8%-11.2%
           (runoff between Gallego and Valenzuela to be held on 12 Mar 2019);
         - Providence, RI: Mayor Jorge O. Elorza (Dem.) wins re-election over Dianne "Dee
           Dee" Witman (f)(Ind.), and Jeffrey E. Lemire (Ind.), 63.6%-33.1%-2.8%;
         - Shreveport, LA: Adrian Perkins (Dem.) leads incumbent Mayor Ollie Tyler (f)
           (Dem.), Jim Taliaferro (Rep.), Lee O. Savage Jr. (Rep.), Steven Jackson (Dem.),
           Tremecius Dixon (Dem.), Anna Marie Arpino (f)(Louisiana Indep.), and Jeron
           Rogers (Dem.), 28.9%-23.8%-20.5%-13.7%-11.2%-0.8%-0.6%-0.6%, in a runoff on
           8 Dec 2018 Perkins defeats Mayor Tyler 64.4% to 35.6%;
         - Washington, DC: Mayor Muriel Bowser (f)(Dem.) is re-elected over Ann C.
           Wilcox (f)(D.C. Statehood Green), Dustin "D.C." Canter (Ind.), and Martin
           Moulton (Libt.), 76.2%-9.4%-6.9%-3.4%;
              - Saipan, Northern Marianas (postponed to 13 Nov 2018): Mayor David Mudo Apatang
                (Rep.) wins re-election over Ramon Blas Camacho (Ind.), 75.6%-24.4%;
11/04/18      update to New Caledonia (referendum rejects independence).
11/03/18      update to Italy reg.: Trento (Pres.)
11/02/18      update to CSTO (Secy.-gen.)
11/01/18      update to Belgium prov.: Oost-Vlaanderen (Gov.)
10/30/18      update to Ukraine prov.: Kyyiv (Gov.)
10/29/18      updates to Cayman Islands (Gov.), Eswatini (PM), Mauritania (PM).
10/28/18      update to Parlacen (Pres.)
10/26/18      update to Sri Lanka (PM).
10/25/18      updates to Ethiopia (Pres.), Sri Lanka prov.: Northern (PM).
10/24/18      updates to Iraq (PM), Malaysia terr.: Labuan (Chair.), Russia reg.: Zabaikalskiy
                (Gov.)
10/23/18      update to Vietnam (Pres.)
10/18/18      updates to Yemen (PM), Canada prov.: Quebec (PM), Ukraine: Donetsk Rep. (PM).
10/17/18      update to Bosnia-Hercegovnia canton: Una-Sana (PM).
10/16/18      updates to Nigeria state: Ekiti (Gov.), Armenia prov.: Aragatsotn, Armavir,
                Syunik (Gov.)
10/15/18      updates to Andean Com.(Secy.-gen.), U.S. city: Juneau (Mayor)
10/13/18      update to Armenia prov.: Yerevan (Mayor).
10/12/18      update to Palau state: Ngarchelong (Gov.)
10/11/18      updates to Russia rep.: Bashkortostan (Pres.), Kursk (Gov.)
10/10/18      updates to Russia reg.: Ivanovo (Gov.), Sri Lanka prov.: North Western (PM).
10/08/18      updates to Russia reg.: Vladimir (Gov.), Sri Lanka prov.: Central (PM).
10/07/18      updates to Interpol (Pres.)
10/04/18      updates to Japan pref.: Okinawa (Gov.), Pakistan prov.: Balochistan (Gov.),
                     Wallis and Futuna: Tu`a (Alo) (King), Armenia prov.: Gegharkunik, Lori,
                     Vayots Dzor (Gov.)
10/03/18      updates to Russia admin.: Khakassia (Pres.), St. Petersburg (Gov.),
                Severo-Zapadny (Plenp.)
10/02/18      updates to Iraq (Pres.); Malaysia terr.: Kuala Lumpur (Mayor), Putrajaya (Pres.);
                     Russia admin.: Kurgan, Lipetsk (Gov.); Mali (UNISFA); U.S. mayor election
                     Juneau, AK: Beth Weldon (f)(Ind.) defeats Saralyn Tabachnick (f)(Dem.), Norton
                     Gregory (Ind.), and Cody Shoemaker (Ind.), 47.8%-40.4%-9.5%-2%.
10/01/18      updates to San Marino (Capt. Reg.), Indonesia prov.: Kalimantan Timur,
                Sumatera Selatan (Gov.), Mexico states: Morelos, Yucatán (Gov.), Tajikistan:
                Gorno-Badakshan (PM), IOM (Dir.-gen.), U.S. govt.: IRS (Com.)
09/30/18      update to Pakistan prov.: Gilgit-Baltistan (Gov.)
09/27/18      update to Russia reg.: Sakhalin (Gov.)
09/28/18      update to Russia admin.: Khabarovsk (Gov.)
09/26/18      updates to Mexico state: Guanajuato (Gov.), Russia admin.: Kabardino-Balkaria
                (Pres.), Astrakhan (Gov.), Primorskiy (Gov.)
09/22/18      updated to Indonesia prov.: Kalimantan Timur (Gov.), New Zealand Orthodox Church
                (Metrop.)
09/21/18      updates to Vietnam (Pres.), Indonesia prov.: Riau, Sumatera Selatan (Gov.)
09/20/18      updates to Cayman Islands (Gov.), Indonesia prov.: Kalimantan Timur (Gov.)
09/19/18      update to Indonesia prov.: Nusa Tenggara Barat (Gov.)
09/18/18      updates to Georgia: Abkhazia (PM), United Nations (Gen. Asmb. Pres.)
09/17/18      updates to Haiti (PM), Indonesia prov.: Nusa Tenggara Barat (Gov.)
09/15/18      update to Pakistan prov.: Gilgit-Baltistan (Gov.)
09/13/18      updates to Slovenia (PM), Swiss canton: Genève.
09/10/18      update to The Sudan (PM).
09/09/18      updates to Pakistan (Pres.), Russia rep.: Ingushetia (PM).
09/08/18      updates to Georgia: Abkhazia (PM), Indonesia prov.: Sumatera Utara (Gov.)
09/07/18      updates to Madagascar (Pres.), Russia Federal district: Privolzhskiy (Plenp.),
                Ukraine: Donetsk Republic (Pres., PM).
09/06/18      updates to Pakistan prov.: Balochistan (Gov.), Syria reg.: Northeast Syria (Pres).
09/05/18      updates to Eswatini (PM), Indonesia prov.: Bali, Jawa Barat, Kalimantan Barat,
                Nusa Tenggara Timur, Papua, Sulawesi Selatan, Sulawesi Tenggara (Gov.), Pakistan
                prov.: Kyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab (Gov.); U.S. govt.: U.S. Senate Senator Jon Kyl
                (R-AZ) sworn in, the Senate balance returns to 51 Rep. vs. 49 Dem.
09/01/18      updates to St Kitts: Nevis (Dep. Gov.-gen.), EFTA (Secy.-gen.), United Nations
                (High Com. HR).
08/31/18      updates to Palestine: Jerusalem (Gov.), Ukraine: Donetsk Republic (Pres., PM).
08/30/18      update to Wallis and Futuna: Tu'a (Alo) (PM).
08/29/18      update to Indonesia prov.: Bali (Gov.)
08/28/18      update to U.S. mayor election Key West, FL: Teri Johnston (f)(Ind.), Margaret
                     Romero (f)(Rep.), George Bellenger (Ind.), Randy Becker (Ind.), Bill Foley
                     (Ind.), Sloan Bashinsky (Ind.), and Carrie Noda (f)(Ind.) win 48.8%-21.3%-
                     20.8%-6.6%-0.9%-0.8%-0.7% (runoff to be held 8 Nov 2018).
08/27/18      update to Pakistan prov.: Sindh (Gov.)
08/26/18      updates to India states: Sikkim, Uttarkhand (Gov.), U.S. govt.: U.S. Senate
                Senator John McCain (R-AZ)(b. 1936 - d. 2018) dies, Senate balance becomes
                50 Rep. vs. 49 Dem. (incl. 2 Ind. who caucus with them).
08/25/18      updates to India states: Haryana, Meghalaya, Tripura (Gov.)
08/24/18      updates to Australia (PM), Russia Federal district: Privolzhskiy (Plenp.)
08/23/18      updates to India states: Bihar, Jammu & Kashmir (Gov.)
08/22/18      updates to Ethiopia state: Somali (Pres.); Teutonic Order (Grand Master).
08/20/18      updates to Pakistan prov.: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (Gov.), Punjab (PM).
08/19/18      update to Pakistan prov.: Balochistan (PM).
08/18/18      updates to Belarus (PM), Pakistan (PM), Pakistan prov.: Punjab (Gov.),
                Sindh (PM).
08/17/18      update to Pakistan prov.: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (PM).
08/16/18      update to U.S. govt.: FWS (Dir.)
08/15/18      updates to Paraguay (PM), India state: Chhattisgarh (Gov.)
08/14/18      update to India state: Chhattisgarh (Gov.)
08/12/18      update to Greece: Athos (Gov.)
08/10/18      update to Italy reg.: Abruzzo (Pres.)
08/09/18      update to Bhutan (PM).
08/08/18      update to Japan pref.: Okinawa (Gov.)
08/07/18      update to China prov.: Qinghai (Gov.)
08/06/18      updates to China prov.: Jiangxi (Gov.), Ethiopia state: Somali (Pres.)
08/07/18      updates to Colombia (Pres.), Lebanon (UNIFIL).
08/03/18      update to Pakistan prov.: Sindh (Gov.)
08/01/18      updates to New Zealand (acting PM), WZO (JAI Chair.)
07/31/18      update to ECOWAS (Chair.)
07/30/18      updates to New Caledonia (Congress Pres.), Ukraine prov.: Chernihiv (Gov.),
                U.S. govt.: Veterans Dept. (Secy.), BIA (Asst. Sec.)
07/26/18      update to Ethiopian Orthodox Church (Patr.)
07/25/18      update to OPCW (Dir.-gen.)
07/24/18      update to Ethiopia state: S.N.N.P. (Pres.)
07/23/18      update to U.S.: DNC (CEO).
07/21/18      update to Georgia: Adjaria (PM).
07/19/18      update to Congo (Kinshasa) prov.: Kongo Central (Gov.)
07/18/18      updates to COMESA (Secy.-gen.), Andean Com. (Parl. Pres.)
07/17/18      update to Ethiopia reg.: Addis Ababa (Mayor).
07/11/18      update to U.S. city: San Francisco (Mayor).
07/09/18      updates to Turkey (PM), St. Martin/St. Barthélemy (Pref.), Armenia prov.: Yerevan
                (Mayor), U.S. govt.: EPA (Admin.)
07/06/18      update to Italy reg.: Basilicata (Pres.)
07/05/18      update to Indonesia prov.: Aceh (Gov.)
07/03/18      update to Solomon Islands prov.: Western (PM).
07/02/18      updates to Wallis and Futuna: Tu'a (Alo) (PM), U.S. govt.: DEA (Dir.), Congo
                     DRC prov.: Kwango (Gov.)
07/01/18      updates to South Korea prov.: Chungcheongnam, Gyeonggi, Gyeongsangnam,
                Gyeongsangbuk, Jeollanam (Gov.), cities Busan, Daejeon, Gwangju, Incheon, Ulsan
                (Mayor); Swiss cantons: Basel-Land, Luzern, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz; U.S.
                city: Trenton (Mayor), U.S. govt.: DEA (Dir.), ICE (Dir.)
06/30/18      update to Australia: New South Wales Lord Howe Island (CEO).
06/29/18      update to Canada prov.: Ontario (PM).
06/28/18      updates to Solomon Islands prov.: Choiseul (PM), Andean Com. (Secy.-gen.)
06/27/18      update to Italy reg.: Valle d'Aosta (Pres.)
06/26/18      updates to Russian admin.: Severno-Kavkazskiy, Tsentralny, Uralskiy (Plenp.),
                Sakha (PM); U.S. city: Bismarck, ND (Mayor).
06/25/18      updates to Russia rep.: Chechnya (PM), CE (PACE Pres.)
06/22/18      updates to Timor-Leste (PM), Indonesia prov.: Sumatera Utara (Gov.), Norway county:
                Telemark (Gov.), South Africa prov.: North West (PM), Ukraine prov.: Donets'k
                (Gov.), Russia rep.: Chechnya (PM).
06/21/18      updates to New Zealand (acting PM), Cuba: Guantanamo Bay (U.S. Cmdr.)
06/20/18      updates to Georgia (PM), India state: Jammu and Kashmir (PM), Kazakhstan
                prov.: Shymkent (Akim).
06/19/18      update to Malaysia states: Selangor (PM).
06/18/18      updates to Indonesia prov.: Jawa Barat, Sumatera Utara (Gov.)
06/14/18      updates to Jordan (PM), Venezuela (VP), Greece: Athos (Protos), Canada prov.:
                Nunavut (PM), Pakistan: Islamabad Capital Terr. (Chief Com.)
06/13/18      updates to Cayman Islands (acting Gov.), Ukraine prov.: Donets'k (Gov.)
06/12/18      updates to U.S. mayor elections: Bismarck, ND: Steve Bakken (Rep.) defeats Mayor
                Mike Seminary (Ind.) and Isaac Afoakwa (Ind.), 57.9%-37.7%-4.2%;
                Trenton, NJ (runoff): Reed Gusciora (Dem.) defeats Paul Perez (Dem.) 52% to
                47.9%.
06/11/18      update to BIOT (U.S. Cmdr.)
06/08/18      updates to Pakistan prov.: Balochistan, Punjab (PM).
06/07/18      updates to Egypt (PM), Armenia prov.: Armavir, Syunik (Gov.)
06/06/18      updates to Madagascar (PM), Azerbaijan: Artsakh (PM), Pakistan prov.:
                     Kyber-Pakhtunkhwa (PM).
06/05/18      updates to U.S. govt.: FDIC (Chair.), NEA (Chair.); U.S. mayor elections:
                San Francisco, CA: London N. Breed (f)(Dem.) wins 36.7% of vote, Mark Leno
                (Dem.) 24.5%, Jane Kim (f)(Dem.) 24.2%, Angela Alioto (f)(Dem.) 6.9%, Ellen Lee
                Zhou (f)(Ind.) 3.8%, Richie Greenberg (Rep.) 2.8%, Amy Farah Weiss (f)(Ind.)
                0.67%, and Michelle Bravo (f)(Dem.) 0.36%, after the reallocation of ranked
                votes Breed defeats Leno 50.5%-49.5%; San José, CA: Mayor Sam Liccardo (Dem.)
                is re-elected defeating Steve Brown (Rep.), Quangminh Pham (Ind.), and Tyrone
                Wade (Ind.), 75.8%-14.3%-7.1%-2.8%
06/04/18      updates to Jersey (PM), Swiss canton: Bern
06/02/18      updates to Spain (PM), Spain region: Catalonia (autonomy restored), Pakistan
                prov.: Sindh (PM).
06/01/18      updates to Italy (PM), Pakistan (PM), French Southern & Antarctic Lands (Admin.),
                Armenia prov.: Ararat, Gegharkunik, Kotayk, Shirak, Tavush, Vayots Dzor (Gov.);
                U.S. state: Missouri (Gov.); Swiss cantons: Neuchâtel, Sankt Gallen, Thurgau,
                and Uri; OSCE (Chair.), U.S. govt.: Coast Guard (Cmdt.)
05/31/18      update to Swiss canton: Genève.
05/30/18      updates to Russia admin.: Altay, Amur (Gov.); to U.S. govt.: Veterans Affairs
                (Secy.), INPACOM (Cmdr.)
05/29/18      updates to India states: Odisha, Mizoram (Gov.); Russia admin.: Yamalo-Nenets,
                Tyumen (Gov.); U.S. city: Phoenix (Mayor).
05/28/18      updates to Guadeloupe (Pref.), Russia admin.: Sakha (Pres.), Magadan (Gov.)
05/25/18      update to Barbados (PM).
05/24/18      updates to Guinea (PM), Austria state: Vienna (Mayor); U.S. mayor election:
                Nashville, TN: Mayor C. David Briley (Dem.) defeats Carol M. Swain (f)(Ind.),
                Erica Gilmore (f)(Dem.), Ralph Bristol (Ind.), Harold M. Love (Dem.), and Jeff
                Obafemi Carr (Ind.), David Hilliard (Ind.) 54.5%-22.9%-5.6%-5.3%-5.3%-4.6%-0.40%
05/23/18      update to India state: Karnataka (PM).
05/22/18      update to France reg.: Corse (Pref.)
05/20/18      update to Montenegro (PM).
05/18/18      updates to Russia admin.: Amur, Tyumen (Gov.), Tsentralny (Plenp.); Ukraine
                     prov.: Khmelnytskyy (Gov.), U.S. govt.: Bureau of Prisons (Dir.)
05/17/18      updates to French Polynesia (Asmb. Pres.), India state: Karnataka (PM), Spain
                reg.: Catalonia (Pres.)
05/15/18      update to Malaysia state: Pahang (PM).
05/14/18      updates to Malaysia state: Penang (PM); Congo (Kinshasa)(MONUSCO); U.S.
                govt.: USGS (Dir.).
05/12/18      updates to Malaysia states: Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Sabah (PM).
05/11/18      updates to Malaysia states: Kedah, Malacca (PM); Sri Lanka prov.:
                Uva (Gov.), South Africa prov.: North West (PM).
05/10/18      updates to Malaysia (PM), Malaysia state: Terengganu (PM),
05/09/18      update to Antigua and Barbuda: Barbuda (Council Pres.)
05/08/18      updates to Armenia (PM), Costa Rica (Pres.), Sierra Leone (CM); Italy reg.:
                Molise (Pres.), U.S. mayor elections: Newark, NJ Mayor Ras Baraka (Dem.) wins
                re-election over Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins (f)(Dem.), 77%-22.7%; Trenton, NJ
                Paul Perez (Dem.) wins 28.7% of vote, Reed Gusciora (Dem.) 20.8%, Walker
                Worthy Jr. (Dem.) 18.6%, Darren "Freedom" Green (Dem.) 14.8%, Duncan Harrison
                Jr. (Dem.) 7.9%, Alex Bethea (Dem.) 6.4%, and Annette Horton-Lartigue (f)
                (Dem.) 2.7% (a runoff between Perez and Gusciora will be held 12 Jun 2018).
05/07/18      update to U.S. city: New Orleans (Mayor).
05/06/18      updates to Syria (Pres. SNC), Swiss canton: Glarus.
05/04/18      updates to Chad (PM), U.S. govt.: NSA (Dir.)
05/03/18      updates to Knights of Malta (SMOM)(Grand Master), Canada prov.: Newfoundland
                and Labrador (Lt. gov.), Italy reg.: Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Pres.) 
05/02/18      update to Niue (NZ High Com.)
05/01/18      updates to Australia state: Western Australia (Gov.), Switzerland cantons:
                     Valais and Zürich; Israel (COGAT); Colombo Plan (Secy.-gen.), CE (Com. of
                     Human Rights), Parlatino (Secy.-gen.), U.S. govt.: FTC (Chair.)
04/30/18      update to Baha'i (House of Justice).
04/27/18      update to Japan pref.: Niigata (Gov.)
04/26/18      updates to U.S. govt.: State Dept. (Secy.), CIA (Dir.)
04/25/18      updates to Yemen (Huthi Pres.), Spain reg.: Madrid (Pres.)
04/24/18      updates to Canada prov.: British Columbia (Lt. Gov.), Georgia: Abkhazia (PM).
04/23/18      updates to Armenia (PM), U.S. govt.: NASA (Admin.)
04/21/18      update to Azerbaijan (PM).
04/20/18      updates to Kyrgyzstan (PM), Taiwan city: Kaohsiung (Mayor).
04/19/18      updates to Cuba (Pres., PM), Yemen (Huthi Pres.)
04/17/18      updates to Armenia (PM), UNASUR (Pres.).
04/16/18      updates to Guinea-Bissau (PM), Japan pref.: Kyoto (Gov.)
04/13/18      updates to Sri Lanka prov.: Central (Gov.)
04/12/18      updates to Sri Lanka prov.: Central, North Central, North Western, Sabaragamuwa,
                Southern, Uva, Western (Gov.); Commonwealth (Chair.) , U.S. govt.: Mint (Dir.)
04/10/18      updates to Indonesia prov.: Jambi (Gov.), Swiss canton: Ticino, U.S. cities:
                Oklahoma City (Mayor), U.s. city election Long Beach, CA: Mayor Robert Garcia
                (Dem.) wins re-election defeating James Henry "Henk" Conn (Dem.), 78.8%-21.2%.
04/09/18      updates to Armenia (Pres.), Indonesia prov.: Papua, Sulawesi Selatan (Gov.),
                U.S. govt.: NSC (Adv.)
04/07/18      updates to Brazil states: Goiás, Sergipe (Gov.)
04/06/18      updates to Brazil states: Paraná, Rondônia, Santa Catarina, São Paulo (Gov.)
04/04/18      updates to Sierra Leone (Pres.), Bosnia-Hercegovnia canton: Sarajevo (PM).
04/03/18      update to U.S. mayor election Anchorage, AK: Mayor Ethan Berkowitz (Dem.) is
                re-elected with 55.4% of the vote, Rebecca Logan (f)(Rep.) wins 37.1%, Dustin
                Darden (Dem.) 1.9%, Paul Kendall (Rep.) 1.52% and Tim Huit (Rep.) 1.2%  
04/02/18      updates to Ethiopia (PM), Peru (PM).
04/01/18      updates to Botswana (Pres.), San Marino (Capt.-reg.),  Russia admin.: Kemerovo
                (Gov.); U.S. govt.: State Dept. (Secy.)
03/30/18      updates to Myanmar (Pres.), France: Mayotte (Pref.), U.S. govt.: Peace Corps
                (Dir.)
03/28/18      updates to China prov.: Heilongjiang (Gov.), Germany state: Hamburg (Mayor),
                Ukraine prov.: Volyn' (Gov.), Veterans Admin.(Secy.)
03/27/18      updates to Brazil state: Tocantins (Gov.), South Africa prov.: Free State (PM).
03/26/18      updates to Cayman Islands (Gov.), St. Helena: Ascension (Admin.), Italy reg.:
                     Lombardia (Pres.)
03/23/18      updates to Mauritius (Pres.), Peru (Pres.)
03/22/18      updates to Slovakia (PM), Italy reg.: Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Pres.) 
03/21/18      updates to Myanmar (Pres.), Canada prov.: Saskatchewan (Lt. Gov.), China prov.:
                Henan, Jiangxi, Qinghai, Sichuan (Pty. Secy.), India state: Odisha (Gov.)
03/19/18      updates to Trinidad and Tobago (Pres.), Australia state: South Australia (PM).
03/17/18      update to Bosnia-Hercegovina (Pres.)
03/16/18      update to Germany states: Bavaria (PM).
03/14/18      updates to Germany states: Bavaria (PM), Hamburg (Mayor).
03/12/18      updates to Canada prov.: Yukon (Com.), U.S. city: Santa Fe, NM (Mayor).
03/11/18      updates to Chile (Pres.), ICCt (Pres.)
03/09/18      updates to Canada prov.: Yukon (Com.), India state: Tripura (PM).
03/08/18      updates to India state: Nagaland (PM), U.S. govt.: Forest Service (Chief).
03/06/18      updates to Indian state: Meghalaya (PM), South Korea prov.: Chungcheongnam (Gov.),
                Pakistan prov.: Islamabad Capital Terr. (Chief Com.); U.S. cities: Nashville
                (Mayor), Santa Fe, NM mayor election: Alan Webber (Dem.) wins 39.2%, Ronald S.
                Trujillo (Dem.) 24.4%, Kate I. Noble (Dem.)(f) 22.4%, Joseph M. Maestas (Dem.)
                8%, Peter N. Ives (Dem.) 6%, after the reallocation of ranked votes Webber
                defeats Trujillo, 66.2%-33.8%
03/05/18      updates to Tokelau (Head), Cayman Islands (Gov.), Poland prov.: Zachodniopomorskie
                (Gov.)
03/01/18      updates to Germany state: Saarland (PM), ECOWAS (Pres.)
02/27/18      update to South Africa prov.: Mpumalanga (PM).
02/18/18      updates to Wake Island (Gov.), Indonesia prov.: Sulawesi Tenggara (Gov.)
02/17/18      update to Bosnia-Hercegovnia canton: Tuzla (PM).
02/15/18      update to Nepal (PM).
02/14/18      updates to South Africa (Pres.), Nepal: 7 Provinces (CM).
02/13/18      update to U.S. mayor election: Oklahoma City, OK: David Holt (Rep.) elected
                defeating Taylor Neighbors (f)(Ind.), Randall Smith (Dem.), 78.5%-13.2%-8.2%.
02/08/18      update to U.S. govt.: USTO (Dir.)
02/07/18      updates to Sint Eustatius (Lt. gov.), Russia rep.: Dagestan (PM).
02/06/18      update to ICJ (Pres.)
02/05/18      update to Russia rep.: Dagestan (PM)
02/04/18      update to Western Sahara (PM).
02/03/18      update to U.S. govt.: Federal Reserve (Chair.)
02/02/18      updates to Canada prov.: Saskatchewan (Lt. Gov.), Cyprus: Northern Cyprus (PM).
02/01/18      updates to Montserrat (Gov.), Canada prov.: Yukon (Com.), UNASUR (Secy.-gen.),
                U.S. govt.: Mint (Dir.)
01/31/18      update to Guinea-Bissau (PM), U.S. state: Kansas (Gov.)
01/29/18      updates to Romania (PM), U.S. govt.: HHS (Secy.)
01/28/18      update to AU (Chair.)
01/24/18      update to U.S. govt.: NPS (Dir.)
01/23/18      updates to Pitcairn (Gov.), India state: Madhya Pradesh (Gov.), U.S. city:
                     San Francisco (Mayor).
01/22/18      updates to Liberia (Pres.), CE (PACE Pres.)
01/21/18      update to Somalia reg.: Benadir (Gov.)
01/19/18      updates to Myanmar reg.: Ayeyarwady (PM), Nepal: 7 Provinces (Gov.)
01/18/18      updates to Congo (DRC) prov.: Kasaï Central, Uganda kingdom: Bunyoro-Kitara (PM).
01/17/18      update to St. Pierre and Miquelon (Pref.)
01/16/18      updates to Romania (PM), U.S. state: New Jersey (Gov.)
01/15/18      update to Sint Maarten (PM).
01/14/18      update to Church of Latter-day Saints (Pres.)
01/13/18      updates to U.S. state: Virginia (Gov.), Pakistan prov.: Balochistan (PM).
01/12/18      update to Palau state: Ngaraard (Gov.)
01/11/18      update to United Kingdom: Northern Ireland (Secy. State).
01/10/18      update to Kazakhstan reg.: Zhambyl (Gov.)
01/09/18      updates to Palau state: Koror (Gov.), Ethiopia state: Tigray (Pres.), U.S.
                govt.: ABMC (Chair.)
01/08/18      updates to Barbados (Gov.-gen.), U.S. city: Topeka (Mayor).
01/07/18      update to U.S. govt.: FAA (Admin.)
01/04/18      updates to China prov.: Shaanxi (Gov.), Venezuela state: Distrito Capital (Gov.),
                     U.S. govt.: USMS (Dir.)
01/02/18      updates to Montserrat (Gov.), China prov.: Fujian, Jilin (Gov.) and cities
                Chongqing, Tianjin (Mayor); Palau state: Ngchesar (Gov.); U.S. cities: Atlanta,
                Billings, Manchester NH, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Toledo (Mayors); and
                Church of Latter-day Saints (Pres.)
01/01/18      updates to Saint Lucia (Gov.-gen.), Switzerland (Pres.); Denmark reg.: Sjælland,
                Midtjylland (Chair.); France region: Corse (status); Caribbean Netherlands
                (Rep.), Norway county: Trøndelag (Gov.); Swiss cantons: Aargau, Fribourg,
                Graubünden, Jura, Schaffhausen, Solothurn; ASEAN (Secy.-gen.), EAEU (Chair.),
                G-7 (Chair.), ISO (Pres.), Norden (Pres.), OSCE (Chair.), UNICEF (Exec. Dir.),
                UNWTO (Sec.-gen.); Mercosur (Parlasur Pres.), U.S. cities: Lansing and Syracuse
               (Mayors).

 Recent Additions to WorldStatesmen.org  


10/13/18      added to Religions: Ukraine Renewal Church (1923-42).
06/16/18      added to Netherlands prov.: Rijnmond.
05/30/18      added to China Foreign Colonies: Peking Legation Quarter.
05/12/18      added to Ethiopia: British Gambela concession.
02/17/18      added Nepal Provinces.

    New Polities and International Organizations


12/15/18      update to Orthodox Church of Ukraine
01/19/18      update to Nepal: new Provinces instituted.
01/01/18      update to France region: Corse (becomes collectivité unique).
01/01/18      update to Norway new county: Trøndelag.


    New Anthems, Flags, Constitutions and Currencies


10/03/18      update to Tulsa, OK (flag).
09/28/18      update to Nepal prov.: Sudurpaschim (name).
09/13/18      update to Ethiopia reg.: Somali State (flag).
09/11/18      update to U.S. govt.: TSA (flag).
08/20/18      update to Venezuela (currency).
07/06/18      update to Nepal prov.: Gandaki (name).
06/18/18      updates to Kazakhstan prov.: Shymkent (new region), Türkistan (polity name).
06/08/18      update to Myanmar state: Mon (flag).
06/07/18      update to Burundi (constitution).
05/04/18      update to Chad (constitution).
04/19/18      update to Eswatini (Swaziland) (polity name).
02/27/18      update to Ukraine: Donestk Republic (flag).
02/24/18      update to Nepal prov.: Kamali (name).
02/20/18      update to Venezuela (currency).

 International Organization Membership Updates

12/31/18      Qatar withdraws from OPEC.
12/31/18      Israel and U.S. withdraw from UNESCO.
12/28/18      Romania the 69th member of AIIB.
12/07/18      Qatar the 28th member of UNRWA.
11/27/18      Uzbekistan the 173rd member of IOM.
11/26/18      Suriname the 183rd member of WCO.
11/20/18      Kiribati rejoins and Vanuatu the 194th member of Interpol.
11/16/18      Andorra the 186th member of WMO.
10/11/18      Kosovo, Serbia and U.A.E. associate members of OIF.
10/04/18      Turkmenistan the 159th member of IRENA.
09/25/18      Thailand the 167th member of CTBTO.
09/13/18      The Sudan the 68th member of AIIB.
09/06/18      Wallis and Futuna the 2nd associate member of PIF.
08/27/18      Bahrain the 67th member of AIIB.
08/17/18      Comoros the 16th member of SADC.
07/19/18      Somalia the 21st member of COMESA.
07/18/18      Tunisia the 20th member of COMESA.
07/11/18      India the 69th member of EBRD.
07/05/18      Lithuania the 36th member of OECD.
06/29/18      Grenada, Laos, and Palau the 170th, 171st and 172nd
                members of the IOM.
06/27/18      Cyprus, Madagascar the 65th and 66th members of AIIB.
06/22/18      Congo (Brazzaville) the 15th member of OPEC.
06/18/18      Costa Rica the 158th member of IRENA.
06/16/18      Palestine the 193rd member of OPCW.
05/24/18      Palestine the 195th member of UNCTAD.
05/23/18      Chad the 157th member of IRENA.
05/19/18      Ukraine withdraws from the CIS.
05/17/18      Palestine the 168th member of UNIDO.
05/14/18      Nauru the 174th member of IMO.
05/11/18      Bulgaria the 89th member of IHO.
04/30/18      Grenada the 170th member of IAEA.
04/03/18      Samoa the 64th member of AIIB.
03/28/18      Ambazonia admitted to the UNPO.
03/19/18      Canada the 63rd member of AIIB.
03/16/18      British Virgin Islands the 11th associate of ACS.
03/09/18      Bolivia the 104th member of IMSO.
03/06/18      Vanuatu the 62nd member of AIIB.
03/03/18      Paraguay the 156th member of IRENA.
02/25/18      Ukraine the 155th member of IRENA.
02/15/18      San Marino the 29th member of PAM.
02/08/18      The Gambia rejoins The Commonwealth.
01/19/18      Armenia the 173rd member of IMO.
01/01/18      Dominican Rep. membership in IHO restored.
01/01/18      Marshall Islands rejoins and Saint Lucia, Vanuatu join IPU.

  2018 International & U.S. Elections


 
Date

 
Location

 
Election Type

 7 Jan 2018
Turkish Northern
Cyprus (Cyprus)

parliament
 8 Jan 2018
Sint Maarten (Neth.)
parliament
(delayed)

12-13 Jan 2018
Czech Republic
president
(1st round)
14 Jan 2018
Cambodia
senate
(postponed)
19 Jan 2018
Northern (Kurdish)
Syria (Syria)(not recognized by Syria)
people's assembly of
federal regions

(postponed)

19 Jan 2018
Trinidad and Tobago
president
(sole candidate
acclaimed)

26-27 Jan 2018
Czech Republic
president
(2nd round)
28 Jan 2018
Cyprus
president 
28 Jan 2018
Finland
president
 4 Feb 2018
Costa Rica
president,
parliament
 4 Feb 2018
Cyprus
president (runoff)
 4 Feb 2018
Ecuador
referendums
 7 Feb 2018
Bangladesh
president
(sole candidate
acclaimed)
 7 Feb 2018
Nepal
senate
11 Feb 2018
Monaco
parliament
13 Feb 2018
Oklahoma City, OK
(US)

mayor
15 Feb 2018
South Africa
president
(by parliament)
18 Feb 2018
Bangladesh
president
(by parliament)
(sole candidate
acclaimed)

23 Feb 2018
Djibouti
parliament
24 Feb 2018
Cuba
president
(by parliament)
(delayed)
25 Feb 2018
Cambodia
senate
26 Feb 2018
Sint Maarten (Neth.)
parliament
 2 Mar 2018
Armenia president
(by parliament)
 3 Mar 2018
Pakistan
senate
 4 Mar 2018
El Salvador
parliament
 4 Mar 2018
Italy
parliament
 4 Mar 2018
Switzerland
referendums
 6 Mar 2018 Santa Fe, NM (US)
mayor
 7 Mar 2018
Sierra Leone
president,
parliament
11 Mar 2018
Colombia
parliament, senate
11 Mar 2018
Cuba
parliament
13 Mar 2018
Grenada
parliament
13 Mar 2018
Nepal
president
(indirect)
17 Mar 2018 China
president
(by parliament)
18 Mar 2018 Russia
president
21 Mar 2018 Antigua and Barbuda
parliament
21 Mar 2018 The Netherlands
referendum
23 Mar 2018 India
senate
24 Mar 2018 Côte d'Ivoire
senate
25 Mar 2018 Cameroon
senate (indirect)
25 Mar 2018 Turkmenistan
parliament
26-28 Mar 2018 Egypt
president
27 Mar 2018 Sierra Leone
president (runoff)
(delayed)
28 Mar 2018 Myanmar
president
(by parliament)
31 Mar 2018 Sierra Leone
president (runoff)
 1 Apr 2018
Costa Rica
president (runoff)
 1 Apr 2018
San Marino
captains-regent
 3 Apr 2018
Anchorage, AK (US)
mayor
 8 Apr 2018
Hungary
parliament
10 Apr 2018
Long Beach, CA (US)
mayor
11 Apr 2018
Azerbaijan
parliament
15 Apr 2018
Guatemala
referendum
15 Apr 2018
Montenegro
president
19 Apr 2018
Cuba
president
(by parliament)
20 Apr 2018
Bhutan
senate
22 Apr 2018
Paraguay
president, senate, parliament
22 Apr 2018
French Polynesia (France)
parliament
(1st round)
22 Apr 2018
Venezuela
president
(postponed)

24 Apr 2018
Greenland
(Denmark)
parliament
25 Apr 2018
Faroe Islands
(Denmark)

new constitution/
self-determination
referendum

(delayed)

28 Apr 2018
Gabon
parliament
(delayed)

 1-3 May 2018
Palestinian
Authority

national council
(indirect)

 6 May 2018
French Polynesia (France)
parliament
(2nd round)
 6 May 2018
Lebanon
parliament
 8 May 2018
Newark, NJ (US)
mayor
 8 May 2018
Trenton, NJ (US)
mayor
 9 May 2018
Malaysia
parliament,
senate
12 May 2018
Iraq
parliament
12 May 2018
Timor-Leste
parliament
15 May 2018
Iraq
parliament
(rescheduled)
16 May 2018
Jersey (UK)
constables,
deputie
s, senators
17 May 2018
Burundi
constitutional
referendum
s
18 May 2018
French Polynesia (France)
president
(by parliament)
20 May 2018
Venezuela
president
24 May 2018
Barbados
parliament
24 May 2018
Nashville, TN (US)
mayor
25 May 2018
Ireland
constitutional
(abortion)
referendum
27 May 2018
Colombia
president
 3 Jun 2018
Slovenia
parliament
 4 Jun 2018
Jersey
chief minister
(by parliament)
 5 Jun 2018
San Francisco,CA
(US)
mayor
 5 Jun 2018
San José, CA (US) mayor
10 Jun 2018
Romania
referendum
(delayed)

10 Jun 2018
Switzerland
referendums
12 Jun 2018
Bismarck, ND (US)
mayor
12 Jun 2018
Trenton, NJ (US)
mayor (runoff)
14 Jun 2018
Cook Islands
parliament
17 Jun 2018
Colombia
president (runoff)
24 Jun 2018
Turkey
president,
p
arliament
 1 Jul 2018
Mexico
president,
co
ngress, senate
 7 Jul 2018
Afghanistan
parliament (postponed)
25 Jul 2018
Pakistan
parliament
29 Jul 2018
Cambodia
parliament
29 Jul 2018 Mali
president
30 Jul 2018
Comoros
constitutional
referendum

30 Jul 2018
Zimbabwe
president, senate,
p
arliament
Jul 2018 South Sudan
president
(cancelled)
Jul 2018 Togo
parliament (postponed)
12 Aug 2018 Mali
president (runoff)
25 Aug 2018 Eswatini
(Swaziland)
parliament
(1st round)
28 Aug 2018 Key West, FL (US) mayor
31 Aug 2018 Fiji
president
(by parliament)
 1 Sep 2018
Mauritania
parliament
 2-3 Sep 2018
Rwanda parliament
 4 Sep 2018
Pakistan
president
(by parliament)
 9 Sep 2018
Sweden
parliament
15 Sep 2018
Bhutan
parliament
(1st round)
21 Sep 2018
Eswatini
(Swaziland)
parliament
(2nd round)
23 Sep 2018
Maldives president
30 Sep 2018
Kurdistan Region
(Iraq)

president,
p
arliament
30 Sep 2018
Macedonia (FYRM)
country name
change referendum

 1 Oct 2018 Dominica president
(by parliament)
 1 Oct 2018 Iraq
president
(by parliament)
(delayed)
 1 Oct 2018
San Marino
captains-regent
 2 Oct 2018 Iraq
president
(by parliament)
 2 Oct 2018 Juneau, AK (US)
mayor
 5-6 Oct 2018 Czech Republic
senate (1st round)
 6 Oct 2018 Gabon
parliament
(1st round)
 6-7 Oct 2018 Romania
constitutional
referendum

 7 Oct 2018 Bosnia and
Hercegovnia

president,
p
arliament
 7 Oct 2018
Brazil
president,
p
arliament
 7 Oct 2018
Cameroon
president
 7 Oct 2018
Latvia
parliament
 7 Oct 2018
Republika Srpska
(
Bosnia and
Hercegovnia)

president
 7 Oct 2018
São Tomé and
Príncipe

parliament
 7 Oct 2018
Príncipe (São Tomé
and Príncipe)
region assembly
10 Oct 2018
Guernsey (UK)
referendum
10 Oct 2018
Somaliland
(Somalia
)
parliament, senate
(rescheduled)
12-13 Oct 2018 Czech Republic
senate (2nd round)
14 Oct 2018 Luxembourg
parliament
15 Oct 2018
Afghanistan
parliament (postponed)
15 Oct 2018 Bhutan
parliament
(2nd round)
20-21 Oct 2018 Afghanistan
parliament
23 Oct 2018 Vietnam
president
(by parliament)
25 Oct 2018 Ethiopia
president
(by parliament)
26 Oct 2018 Ireland
president
26 Oct 2018 Ireland
constitutional
(blasphemy)
referendum
27 Oct 2018 Gabon
parliament
(2nd round)
28 Oct 2018 Brazil
president (runoff)
28 Oct 2018 Georgia
president
28 Oct 2018 Mali
parliament
(1st round)
(delayed)

30 Oct 2018 Jerusalem (Israel)
mayor
 4 Nov 2018 New Caledonia
(France)
independence
referendum
 6 Nov 2018 Antigua and Barbuda
referendum
 6 Nov 2018 Grenada
referendum
 6 Nov 2018 Guam (US)
governor, parliament
 6 Nov 2018 Northern Mariana
Islands (US)

governor
(postponed)

 6 Nov 2018 Virgin Islands (US)
governor, parliament
 6 Nov 2018 United States
congress, senate
 6 Nov 2018
Alabama (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Alaska (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Arizona (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Arkansas (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
California (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
California (US)
division into 3
states
referendum
(court voided)
 6 Nov 2018
Colorado (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Connecticut (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Florida (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Georgia (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Hawaii (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Hawaii (US) constitutional
convention
referendum

 6 Nov 2018
Idaho (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Illinois (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Iowa (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Kansas (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Maine (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Maryland (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Massachusetts (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Michigan (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Minnesota (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Nebraska (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Nevada (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
New Hampshire (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
New Mexico (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
New York (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Ohio (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Oklahoma (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Oregon (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Pennsylvania (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Rhode Island (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
South Carolina (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
South Dakota (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Tennessee (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Texas (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Vermont (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Wisconsin (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Wyoming (US)
governor
 6 Nov 2018
Austin, TX (US)
mayor
 6 Nov 2018
Key West, FL (US)
mayor
 6 Nov 2018
Louisville, KY (US) mayor
 6 Nov 2018
Oakland, CA (US) mayor
 6 Nov 2018
Phoenix, AZ (US)
mayor
 6 Nov 2018
Providence, RI (US)
mayor
 6 Nov 2018
Shreveport, LA (US)
mayor
 6 Nov 2018
Washington, DC (US)
mayor
 6 Nov 2018 Saipan (Northern
Mariana Islands)(US)
mayor (postponed)
 7 Nov 2018
Madagascar
president,
p
arliament
11 Nov 2018
Donetsk Republic
(Ukraine)

president,
parliament
11 Nov 2018
Lugansk Republic
(Ukraine)
president,
parliament
13 Nov 2018
Northern Mariana
Islands (US)
governor
13 Nov 2018
Saipan (Northern
Mariana
Islands)(US)
mayor
13 Nov 2018
Jerusalem (Israel)
mayor (runoff)
14 Nov 2018
Fiji
parliament
17 Nov 2018
South West State (Somalia)
president
(postponed)
18 Nov 2018
Guinea-Bissau
parliament
(delayed)

18 Nov 2018
Mali
parliament
(2nd round)
(delayed)

20 Nov 2018
Virgin Islands (US)
governor (runoff)
24 Nov 2018
Bahrain
parliament
(1st round)
24 Nov 2018
Madagascar
president,
p
arliament
(rescheduled)
24 Nov 2018
Republic of China
(Taiwan)

referendums
25 Nov 2018
Mali
parliament
(1st round)
(postponed)
25 Nov 2018
Switzerland
referendums
28 Nov 2018
Georgia
president (runoff)
28 Nov 2018
South West State (Somalia) president
(postponed)
Nov 2018
Chad
parliament
(postponed)
Nov 2018
Moldova
parliament
(postponed)
 1 Dec 2018 Alderney
(Guernsey, UK)
parliament
 1 Dec 2018 Bahrain
parliament
(2nd round)
 5 Dec 2018 South West State (Somalia) president
(postponed)
 5 Dec 2018 Switzerland
president
(by parliament)
 8 Dec 2018 Shreveport, LA (US)
mayor (runoff)
 9 Dec 2018 Armenia
parliament
 9 Dec 2018 Peru
constitutional
referendums
10 Dec 2018 Libya
president,
p
arliament
(postponed)
12 Dec 2018 Sark
(Guernsey, UK)

parliament
16 Dec 2018
Mali
parliament
(2nd round)
(postponed)
16 Dec 2018
Togo
referendum
19 Dec 2018 Madagascar
president (runoff)
19 Dec 2018
South West State (Somalia) president
20 Dec 2018 Togo
parliament
23 Dec 2018 Bangladesh
parliament
(deferred)

23 Dec 2018
Congo (Kinshasa)
president,
p
arliament (delayed)
24 Dec 2018 Madagascar
president (runoff)
(rescheduled)
29 Dec 2018 Algeria
senate (indirect)
30 Dec 2018 Bangladesh
parliament
30 Dec 2018 Congo (Kinshasa) president,
parliament




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



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