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New Heads of State, Governors and Other Leaders in 2013

              
12/31/13      updates to India state: Manipur (Gov.), OECS (Dir.-gen.)
12/28/13      update to India state: Delhi (PM).
12/24/13      update to Japan (Pref.): Tokyo (Gov.)
12/23/13      updates to Sudan state: Eastern Darfur (Gov.), U.S. govt.: Homeland Security
                (Secy.), IRS (Com.) and USIS (Dir.)
12/21/13      update to Somalia (PM).
12/20/13      updates to U.S. govt: Air Force (Secy.), Kazakhstan prov.: Zhambyl (Gov.)
12/19/13      updates to Ethiopia reg.: Amhara (Pres.), Ukraine prov.: Sumy (Head of Admin.)
12/14/13      update to Ukraine prov.: Kyiv city (Head of Admin.)
12/13/13      updates to India state: Rajasthan (PM), Finland reg.: Etelä-Karjala and
                Etelä-Savo (Mayor).
12/10/13      updates to Argentina prov.: Santiago del Estero (Gov.) and Swiss canton:
                Geneva (Pres.)
12/09/13      update to Bosnia-Hercegovina canton: Zenica-Doboj (PM).
12/06/13      updates to Gibraltar (Gov.), Russia rep.: Kabardino-Balkariya (Head).
12/04/13      update to Luxembourg (PM).
12/02/13      update to Brazil state: Sergipe (Gov.) and U.S. cities: Annapolis and
                Charlotte (Mayor).
12/01/13      update to U.S. city: Cincinnati (Mayor).
11/28/13      update to Colombo Plan (Secy.-gen.)
11/23/13      update to Tajikistan (PM).
11/21/13      updates to Chad (PM), U.S. govt.: USPTO (Dir.)
11/20/13      updates to Argentina (Cabinet chief) and Georgia (PM).
11/19/13      updates to Canada prov.: Nunavut (PM), Tajikistan reg.: Gorno-Badakhshan
                (Chair.) and U.S. city election: San Diego, CA: Kevin Faulconer (Rep.) wins
                43.4% of the vote, David Alvarez (Dem.) 25.6%, Nathan Fletcher (Dem.) 24.3%
                and Michael Aguirre (Dem.) 4.4%, a runoff will be held on 11 Feb 2014.
11/18/13      update to Italy region: Basilicata (Pres.)
11/17/13      updates to Georgia (Pres.) and Maldives (Pres.)
11/14/13      updates to Solomon Islands (Coord. RAMSI), Belarus prov.: Hrodno & Minsk (Gov.)
11/13/13      update to Gibraltar (Gov.)
11/09/13      update Italy region: Trento (Pres.)
11/08/13      update to Ukraine prov.: Ivano-Frankivsk and Odessa (Gov.)
11/05/13      update to U.S. election results: parties- Dem. = Democrat, Rep. = Republican,
                Cons. = Conservative Party, Grn. = Green Party, Inp. = Independence Party,
                Ind. = Independent, Libt. = Libertarian.
              Governor elections:
              - New Jersey: Gov. Chris Christie (Rep.) defeats Barbara Buono (f) (Dem.),
                Ken Kaplan (Ind.) and Steven Welzer (Ind.), 60.4%-38.1%-0.57%-0.39%;
              - Virginia: Terry McAuliffe (Dem.) defeats Ken Cuccinelli (Rep.) and Robert
                Sarvis (Libt.), 48%-45.5%-6.6%;
              Mayor elections:
              - Albany, NY: Katherine Sheehan (f)(Dem.) defeats Jesse Calhoun (Rep.),
                Theresa Portelli (f)(Grn.) and Joseph Sullivan (Cons.), 84.4%-6.58%-
                4.54%-4.45%;
              - Annapolis, MD: Michael Pantelides (Rep.) defeats Mayor Joshua Cohen (Dem.),
                with 50.4% to 49.6%;
              - Atlanta, GA: Mayor Kasim Reed (Dem.) defeats Al Bartell (Ind.), Glenn
                Wrightson (Ind.) and Fraser Duke (Ind.), 84.1%-5.35%-4.92%-4.4%;
              - Billings, MT: Mayor Tom Hanel (Rep.) defeats John McFadden (Rep.),
                78.5%-20.7%;
              - Boston, MA: Martin Walsh (Dem.) defeats John Connolly (Dem.), 51.7%-48.2%;
              - Buffalo, NY: Mayor Byron W. Brown (Dem.) defeats Sergio Rodriguez (Rep.),
                70.3%-29.6%;
              - Charlotte, NC: Patrick Cannon (Dem.) defeats Edwin Peacock (Rep.),
                53.1%-46.8%;
              - Cincinnati, OH: John Cranley (Dem.) defeats vice mayor Roxanne Qualls
                (f)(Dem.), 58.02%-41.9%;
              - Cleveland, OH: Mayor Frank G. Jackson (Dem.) defeats Kenneth A. Lanci (Dem.),
                65.9%-34.03%;
              - Detroit, MI: Michael Duggan (Dem.) defeats Benny Napoleon (Dem.) 55.1%-44.8%;
              - Houston, TX: Mayor Anise Parker (f)(Dem.) defeats Ben Hall (Dem./Rep.) and
                Eric B. Dick (Rep.), 56.8%-28.1%-10.6%;
              - Lansing, MI: Mayor Virgil Bernero (Dem.) defeats Harold Leeman (Dem.),
                71.62%-28.05%;
              - Manchester, NH: Mayor Ted Gatsas (Rep.) defeats Patrick J. Arnold (Dem.),
                53.09%-46.9%;
              - Miami, FL: Mayor Tomas Regalado (Rep.) defeats Jeff Benjamin (Ind.),
                William A. Armbrister (Ind.) and Tom Baumann (Socialist Workers Party),
                78.01%-9.72%-8.01%-4.26%;
              - Minneapolis, MN: Betsy Hodges (f)(Dem./DFL), leads Mark Andrew (Dem./DFL),
                Don Samuels (Dem./DFL), Cam Winton (Rep.) and Jackie Cherryhomes (Dem./DFL),
                in the first-preference vote, 38.5%-24.7%-10.2%-8.8%-4.04%, after the
                reallocation of ranked votes, Hodges defeats Andrew 49%-31%;
              - New York City, NY: Bill de Blasio (Dem.) defeats Joe Lhota (Rep.), Adolofo
                Carrión (Inp.) and Anthony Gronowicz (Grn.), 73.3%-24.28%-0.80%-0.46%;
                New York City Borough Presidents:
                - Bronx: President Ruben Diaz (Dem.) defeats Elizabeth Perri (f)(Rep.), Mark
                  Escoffery-Bey (Inp.) and Carl Lundgren (Grn.), 89.37%-7.9%-1.63%-1.09;
                - Brooklyn: Eric Adams (Dem.) defeats Elias Weir (Cons.), 90.8%-9.18%;
                - Manhattan: Gale Brewer (f)(Dem.) defeats David Casavis (Rep.) and Everly
                  Brown (Job & Education Party), 82.9%-17.06%-2.62%;
                - Queens: Melinda Katz (f)(Dem.) defeats Tony Arcabascio (Rep.), 80.3%-17.1%;
                - Staten Island: James Oddo (Rep.) defeats Louis Liedy (Dem.), 69.1%-39.7%;
              - Pittsburgh, PA: William Peduto (Dem.) defeats Joshua Wander (Rep.) and Les
                     Ludwig (Ind.), 84.96%-11.55%-3.49%;
              - Rochester, NY: Lovely A. Warren (f)(Dem.) defeats Mayor Thomas Richards
                (Inp.) and Alex White (Grn.), 55.3%-39.5%-5.16%;
              - Saint Paul, MN: Mayor Chris Coleman defeats Tim Holden (Dem.) and Sharon
                Anderson (f) (Rep.), 78.7%-16.4%-3.03%;
              - Seattle, WA: Ed Murray (Dem.) defeats Mayor Mike McGinn (Dem.) 56.09%-43.08%;
              - Syracuse, NY: Mayor Stephanie Miner (f) (Dem.) defeats Ian Hunter (Cons.)
                     and Kevin Bott (Grn.), 68.89%-15.7%-15.4%;
              - Toledo, OH: D. Michael Collins (Ind.) defeats Mayor Michael Bell (Ind.),
                56.53%-43.47%;
              - Tulsa, OK (runoff)(held on 11/12/13): Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett (Rep.)
                defeats Kathy Taylor (f)(Dem.), 55.7%-44.3%.
         Tribal nation election:
         - Hopi (AZ) (held on 11/20/13)(Chairman): vice chair Herman G. Honanie defeats
           Todd Honyaoma Sr., 58%-42%.            
11/04/13      updates to Curaçao (Gov.) and U.S. govt.: FCC (Chair.), U.S. city: Mobile, AL
               (Mayor).
11/01/13      updates to Mexico state: Baja California (Gov.), Norway county: Rogaland (Gov.)
10/31/13      updates to Peru (PM), Ukraine prov.: L'viv (Gov.), U.S. city: Newark, NJ
                (Mayor), Russia rep.: Kabardino-Balkariya (PM).
10/25/13      update to Parlacen (Pres.)
10/24/13      updates to Buddhist Thailand (Supr. Patr.), Libya: Barqa (PM).
10/22/13      update to Canada prov.: Nova Scotia (PM).
10/21/13      updates to Solomon Islands prov.: Western (PM), Christmas Island (Shire Pres.)
10/20/13      update to Bosnia-Hercegovina: Brcko (Intl. Super.)
10/16/13      updates to Norway (PM), Russia oblast: Ivanovo (Gov.)
10/15/13      update to Vatican City (Sec. of State).
10/14/13      update to France reg.: Haute-Normandie (Pres.)
10/09/13      update to Turks & Caicos (Gov.)
10/08/13      updates to U.S. city elections: Albuquerque, NM: Mayor Richard Berry (Rep.)
                defeats Pete Dinelli (Dem.) and Paul Heh (Rep.), 68.1%-28.7%-3.1%;
                Raleigh, NC: Mayor Nancy McFarlane (f)(Dem.) defeats Robert Weltzin (Rep.)
                and Venita Peyton (f)(Ind.), 72.9%-21.8%-5.1% 
10/07/13      updates to Ethiopia (Pres.), Sri Lanka prov.: Northern (PM).
10/03/13      updates to Sri Lanka prov.: North Western (PM).
10/02/13      update to Dominica (Pres.)
10/01/13      update to San Marino (Capt.-Reg.), Norway county: Buskerud (Gov.), U.S. mayor
                election: Key West, FL: Mayor Craig Cates (Rep.) defeats Margaret Romero (f)
                (Ind.), 54.1%-45.8%.
09/30/13      updates to France reg.: Haute-Normandie (Pres.), Indonesia prov.: Maluku Utara
                (Gov.), Taiwan prov.: Fukien (Gov.)
09/27/13      update to Russia kray: Stavropol (Gov.)
09/26/13      update to Libya: Fezzan (Pres.)
09/23/13      update to St. Helena: Tristan da Cunha (Admin.)
09/19/13      update to Russia rep.: Ingushetia (PM).
09/18/13      update to Australia (PM).
09/17/13      updates to United Nations (Gen. Asmb. Pres.), Intl. Olympic Cmte.(Pres.)
09/16/13      updates to French Polynesia (High Com.), Indonesia prov.: Maluku(Gov.)
09/15/13      updates to Albania (PM), Turks & Caicos (Gov.), Netherlands prov.: Utrecht
                (Comm.)
09/14/13      update to Syria (SNC PM).
09/13/13      update to French Domain in Holy Land (Consul-gen.)
09/11/13      update to Zimbabwe (PM), Kazakhstan reg.: Baikonur (Head).
09/09/13      update to Pakistan (Pres.)
09/07/13      updates to Spain region: Andalusía (Pres.), Russia: Chechnya (Emir).
09/06/13      updates to Cayman Islands (Gov.), Kosovo (KFOR Cmdr.) and U.S. govt.:
                Dept. of Homeland Sec. (Secy.)
09/05/13      update to Mali (PM).
09/04/13      updates to Mali (Pres.), U.S. govt.: FBI (Dir.)
09/03/13      update to Senegal (PM).
09/02/13      updates to Cyprus: Northern Cyprus (PM), Kosovo (Serbia Director).
09/01/13      updates to WTO (Dir.-gen.), SADC (Exec. Sec.), UNCTAD (Secy.-gen.)
08/30/13      update to U.S. city: San Diego (Mayor).
08/28/13      updates to Germany state: Brandenburg (PM), Somalia: Jubba Interim Adm (Chair.)
                Indonesia prov.: Jawa Tengah (Gov.)
08/27/13      update to U.S. mayor elections: Birmingham, AL: Mayor William Bell, Sr. (Dem.)
                is re-elected defeating: Adlai M. Trone (Ind.), Kamau Afrika (Dem.), Patricia
                Bell (f)(Ind.) and Stephannie Sigler Huey (f)(Ind.), 74.03%-9.76%-8.6%-3.8%
                -3.6%; Mobile, AL: Sandy Stimpson (Rep.) defeats Mayor Sam L. Jones (Dem.)
                and Doris J.W. Brown (f)(Ind.), 53.4%-46.3%-0.29% 
08/23/13      update to French Polynesia (High Com.)
08/22/13      update to South Africa prov.: KwaZulu-Natal (PM).
08/20/13      update to OSCE (High Com. on National Minorities).
08/15/13      update to Paraguay (Pres.)
08/14/13      update to Israel (Chief rabbis).
08/11/13      update to Benin (PM).
08/08/13      update to U.S. govt.: Census Bureau (Dir.)
08/05/13      update to ECCAS (Secy.-gen.)
08/03/13      update to Iran (Pres.)
08/02/13      update to U.S. govt.: UN Rep.
08/01/13      updates to Tuvalu (PM), Taiwan ROC prov.: Fukien (Gov.), U.S. govt.: ICE
                (Dir.), and CTBTO (Exec.-Sec.)
07/30/13      update to Indonesia prov.: Bangka-Belitung (Gov.)
07/29/13      update to India state: Manipur (Gov.)
07/27/13      updates to Bhutan (PM), Cook Islands (Queen's Rep.)
07/25/13      update to Russia rep.: Dagestan (PM).
07/23/13      updates to Anguilla (Gov.), U.S. govt.: Transportation Dept. (Secy.)
07/22/13      updates to Russia rep.: Dagestan (PM), Congo (Kinshasa) prov.: Équateur (Gov.)
07/21/13      update to Belgium (King).
07/20/13      update to India state: Sikkim (Gov.)
07/19/13      update to U.S. govt.: EPA (Admin.)
07/18/13      update to South Africa prov.: Limpopo (PM).
07/17/13      update to U.S. govt. PHS (Surgeon Gen.)
07/16/13      update to Egypt (PM).
07/14/13      updates to Sudan prov.: Northern Korodfan, Southern Kordofan and
                Western Kordofan (Gov.)
07/13/13      update to India state: Jharkhand (PM).
07/10/13      updates to Bosnia-Hercegovnia (Pres.), Czech Republic (PM), Moldova:
                Transdniester (PM), India terr.: Puducherry (Lt. gov.)
07/09/13      updates to Syria (SNC Pres.), India terr.: Delhi (Lt. Gov.), Ethiopia
                reg.: Addis Ababa (Mayor).
07/08/13      update to India states: Meghalaya (Gov.) and Andaman & Nicobar Is. (Lt. Gov.)
                and Egypt (PM).
07/06/13      update to Syria (SNC Pres.)
07/03/13      update to Egypt (Pres.).
07/02/13      update to U.S. govt.: Transportation Dept. (Secy.)
07/01/13      updates to U.S.: Charlotte, Jackson, MS, Los Angeles and Jersey City (mayors),
                U.S. govt.: National Security Adv.; Malaysia: Labuan (Chr.), Danube
                Commission (Secy.-gen.), SICA (Sec.-gen.)
06/28/13      update to UNIDO (Dir.-gen.)
06/27/13      update to Australia (PM).
06/26/13      updates to Qatar (PM), Austria state: Salzburg (PM), U.S. govt.: Commerce Dept.
                (Secy.), UN Rep. (Amb.)
06/25/13      updates to Qatar (Emir) and Libya (Pres.)
06/24/13      update to French Guiana (Pref.)
06/21/13      updates to U.S. govt.: USTR (Amb.) and Air Force (Secy.)
06/15/13      update to U.S. city election: El Paso, TX (runoff): Oscar Leeser (Dem.) wins
                74.3% of the vote and Steve Ortega (Dem.) 25.7%.
06/13/13      updates to Cyprus: Northern Cyprus (PM), Pakistan prov.: Balochistan (Gov.)
06/11/13      update to Nauru (Pres.), U.S. city election: Tulsa, OK: Mayor Dewey Bartlett
                (Rep.) wins 34.6% of vote, Kathy Taylor (f)(Dem.) 41.3%, Bill Christiansen
                (Rep.) 23.4%, a runoff is scheduled for 12 Nov 2013.
06/10/13      update to U.S. city: Omaha (Mayor).
06/09/13      update to Pakistan prov.: Balochistan (PM).
06/07/13      updates to Curaçao (PM), Croatia county: Istarska, Splitsko-Dalmatinska (Pref.)
06/06/13      updates to Palestinian Authority (PM), Pakistan prov.: Punjab (PM).
06/05/13      update to Pakistan (PM).
06/04/13      update to U.S. govt.: Maritime Admin. (Admin.), U.S. city election:
                Jackson, MSChokwe Lumumba (Dem.) defeats Richard Williams (Ind.), Francis
                P. Smith, Jr. (Ind.) and Cornelius Griggs (Ind.), 85.2%-7.4%-3.4%-2.7%
06/03/13      update to Swiss canton: Bern.
06/01/13      updates to U.S. govt.: Commerce Dept. (Secy.), Swiss cantons: Appenzell-
                Ausserrhoden, St. Gallen and Thurgau.
05/31/13      update to Pakistan prov.: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (PM).
05/30/13      update to Pakistan prov.: Sindh (PM).
05/29/13      updates to Bulgaria (PM), Cayman Islands (PM), India state: Arunachal Pradesh
                (Gov.)
05/28/13      updates to Libya (Pres.), Swiss canton: Neuchâtel.
05/23/13      updates to Iceland (PM), South Africa prov.: Northern Cape (PM), Czech Rep.:
                Prague (Mayor), U.S. govt.: USTR (Amb.)
05/22/13      update to U.S. govt.: IRS (Comm.)
05/21/13      update to U.S. gov.: Energy Dept. (Secy.) 
05/20/13      updates to Solomon Islands prov.: Guadalcanal (PM), U.S. gov.: FCC (Chr.)
05/17/13      update to French Polynesia (Pres.)
05/15/13      update to Somalia: Jubbland (Pres.)
05/14/13      updates Indonesia prov.: Maluku Utara (Gov.), U.S. city elections: Jersey City,
                NJ: Steven Fulop (Dem.) defeats Mayor Jeremiah Healey (Dem.) 52.8%-37.8%;
                Omaha, NE: Jean Stothert (f)(Rep.) defeats Mayor Jim Suttle (Dem.)
                57.3%-42.3%.
05/13/13      updates to India state: Karnataka (PM), NATO (SACEUR).
05/11/13      update to U.S. city election: El Paso, TX: Oscar Leeser (Dem.) wins 47.4%,
                Steve Ortega (Dem.) 21.7%, Robert Cormell (Rep.) 12% and Gus Haddad 7%
                (Dem.), a runoff will be held on 15 Jun 2013; San Antonio, TX: Mayor Julián
                     Castro (Dem.) is re-elected defeating Rhett Smith (Green), Jesus G. Reyes
                     (Ind.), Michael Idrogo (Libt.), Raymond Zavala (Ind.), Irma Rosas (Ind.)(f)
                     and Sergio Falcon (Ind.), 66.5%-13.1%-6.6%-5.2%-3.3%-3.3%-1.9%; Forth Worth,
                     TX: Mayor Betsy Price (f)(Rep.) is re-elected unopposed.
05/07/13      updates to Grenada (Gov.-gen.), Belgium reg.: Brussels-Capital (PM),
                and Malay states: Malacca, Perlis (PM).
05/06/13      update to Malay states: Kedah, Kelantan (PM).
05/01/13      update to Swiss cantons: Valais and Zürich.
04/30/13      update to The Netherlands (King).
04/28/13      updates to Italy (PM), Asian Development Bank (Pres.)
04/25/13      update to Moldova (PM).
04/22/13      updates to Syria (SNC Pres.), Indonesia prov.: Kalimantan Utara (Gov.)
04/17/13      update to Saint-Martin (Council Pres.)
04/16/13      updates to Ethiopia region: Gambella (Pres.), U.S. city: Topeka (Mayor).
04/19/13      update to Samaritans (High Priest).
04/12/13      updates to Czech Orthodox Church (Patr.), U.S. govt.: Interior Dept. (Secy.)
04/11/13      update to China prov.: Hunan (Gov.)
04/10/13      update to U.S. govt.: SEC (Chair.)
04/09/13      updates to Kenya (Pres., PM), Indonesia prov.: Papua (Gov.)
04/08/13      update to United Kingdom: Margaret Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, former prime
                minister (1979-90), dies.   April 2013
04/05/13      update to Greenland (PM).
04/03/13      update to Norway: Jan Mayen (Cmdr.)
04/02/13      updates to China prov.: Henan (Gov.), U.S. city elections: St. Louis, MO: Mayor
                Francis G. Slay (Dem.) defeats James E. McNeely (Grn.), 84.1%-15.9%;
                Topeka, KS: Larry Wolgast (Dem.) defeats Mike Ogle (Libt.), 66.4%-33.6%.
04/01/13      updates to Djibouti (PM), North Korea (PM), San Marino (Capt.-Reg.) and
                ACP (Secy.-gen.), The Sudan prov.: Blue Nile (Gov.), Swiss canton: Aargau.
03/30/13      updates to Wallis and Futuna (Admin.), U.S. govt.: Customs (Comm.)
03/29/13      update to China prov.: Shandong (Gov.)
03/28/13      updates to Austria state: Kärnten (PM), Belgium prov.: Hainaut (Gov.), China
                prov.: Guangxi Zhuang and Qinghai (Gov.)
03/27/13      updates to Liechtenstein (PM), U.S. govt.: Secret Service (Dir.), China
                prov.: Anhui (Gov.), Solomon Is. prov.: Central (PM).
03/26/13      update to China reg.: Ningxia Hui (Gov.)
03/25/13      updates to Pakistan (PM), U.S. city: Detroit (manager),  China prov.:
                Heilongjiang (Gov.)
03/24/13      updates to Central African Rep. (Pres.), Russia oblast.: Vladimir (Gov.)
03/23/13      updates to Vanuatu (PM), India state: Kerala (Gov.)
03/22/13      update to U.S. govt.: NSF (Dir.)
03/21/13      updates to India states: Nagaland and Odisha (Gov.)
03/20/13      updates to Bangladesh (Pres.), Slovenia (PM), Norfolk Is. (PM).
03/19/13      updates to Syria (rebel PM), Canada prov.: Newfoundland (Lt.gov.)
03/18/13      updates to Trinidad & Tobago (Pres.), Solomon Islands prov.: Rennell and
                Bellona (PM), Syria (SNC Pres.), and AsDB (Pres.)
03/15/13      updates to China (PM), U.S. govt.: USTR (Amb.)
03/14/13      updates to China (Pres.), Nepal (PM), Tunisia (PM), Australia: Northern Terr.
               (PM).
03/13/13      updates to Bulgaria (PM), Vatican City (Pope), Malta reg.: Gozo (Min.),
                and Bosnia-Hercegovnia: Republika Srpska (PM).
03/11/13      update to Malta (PM).
03/08/13      updates to Czech Republic (Pres.), Venezuela (VP), and U.S. govt.: CIA (Dir.)  
03/07/13      update to Armenia prov.: Shirak (Gov.)
03/06/13      update to Australia state: Victoria (PM).
03/05/13      updates to Venezuela (Pres.), Tokelau (Ulu) and U.S city election:
                Los Angeles, CA: Eric Garcetti (Dem.) wins 32.9%, Wendy Greuel (f)(Dem.)
                29.2%, Kevin James (Rep.) 16.4%, Jan Perry (f) (Dem.) 15.9%, Emanuel
                Pleitez (Dem.) 4.1%; in runoff on 5/21/13, Eric Garcetti wins 53.9% and
                Wendy Greuel (f) 46.1%.
03/04/13      update to Ukraine prov.: L'viv (Gov.)
03/01/13      updates to Mexico state: Jalisco (Gov.), Bolivia reg.: Beni (Gov.), Andean Com.
               (Secy.-gen.), U.S. govt.: BLM (Dir.), Netherlands prov.: Zeeland (Comm.)
02/28/13      updates to Cyprus (Pres.), Vatican City and Roman Catholic Church (Pope),
                Ethiopian Orthodox Church (Patr.), U.S. govt.: Treasury Dept. (Secy.),
                NOAA (Dir.), FTC (Chr.)
02/27/13      updates to New Caledonia (High Com. ), Sark (Pres. Chf. Pleas),  U.S.
                govt. Defense Dept. (Secy.), and Swiss canton: Ticino.
02/26/13      update to South Korea (PM).
02/25/13      update to South Korea (Pres.)
02/24/13      update to Bulgarian Orthodox Church (Patr.)
02/22/13      updates to Solomon Is. prov.: Guadalcanal (PM), U.S. govt.: Secret Service
                (Dir.)
02/20/13      updates to Grenada (PM) and Northern Mariana Is. (Gov.)
02/19/13      update to German state: Niedersachsen (PM).
02/18/13      updates to Taiwan (PM) & Fukien prov. (Gov.), and Mayotte (Pref.)
02/15/13      updates to U.S. govt.: EPA (Dir.), USGS (Dir.)
02/14/13      updates to Guadeloupe (Pref.), U.S. govt.: SSA (Com.)
02/11/13      update to Canada prov.: Ontario (PM).
02/10/13      updates to Pakistan prov.: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (Gov.), U.S. govt.: NWS (Dir.)
02/09/13      update to Congo (Kinshasa) prov.: Kasaï Occidental
02/05/13      update to Congo (Kinshasa) prov.: Orientale (Gov.) 
02/04/13      updates to Church of England (Arch. Bshp.), Kosovo (Serbian Pref.)
02/01/13      updates to Belgium prov.: East Flanders (Gov.), Chaldean Catholics (Patr.),
                U.S. govt.: State Dept. (Secy.), USPTO (Dir.), Arctic Council (Dir.), 
                Finland reg.: Kanta-Häme (Mayor).
01/31/13      update to Russia rep.: Dagestan (PM).
01/29/13      update to China reg.: Xizang (Tibet) (Gov.)
01/28/13      update to Russia rep.: Dagestan (Pres.)
01/27/13      update to African Union (Chr.)
01/26/13      update to U.S. govt.: Treasury (Secy.)
01/25/13      update to U.S. govt.: Chief of Staff.
01/23/13      update to St. Kitts & Nevis: Nevis (PM).
01/22/13      updates to Congo (Kinshasa) prov.: Bas-Congo (Gov.), Kazakhstan prov.:
                Severo-Kazakhstan (Gov.), U.S. govt.: Labor Dept. (Secy.)
01/21/13      update to Chad (PM).
01/18/13      updates to India state: Jharkhand (PM), Coptic Catholics (Partr.)
01/17/13      update to Palau (Pres.), Central African Republic (PM), Kazakhstan prov.:
                Kzylorda (Gov.)
01/16/13      updates to U.S. state: Washington (Gov.), Germany state: Rheinland-Pfalz (Min.)
01/14/13      updates to BIOT (Com. Rep.), U.S. state: Indiana (Gov.), Pakistan prov.:
                Balochistan (PM).
01/10/13      update to Cyprus: British Base Area (Cmdr.)
01/09/13      updates to ASEAN (Secy.-gen.), Ukraine prov.: Kirovohrad (Gov.)
01/07/13      updates to U.S. state: Montana (Gov.), Greece reg.: Kentriki Makedonia (Gov.)
01/05/13      updates to U.S. state: North Carolina (Gov.), Palau state: Ngardmau (Gov.)
01/03/13      updates to American Samoa (Gov.), U.S. state: New Hampshire (Gov.), Belgium
                prov.: Hainaut (Gov.)
01/02/13      updates to St. Kitts & Nevis (Gov.-gen.), Puerto Rico (Gov) and San Juan
                (Mayor) and U.S. city: Honolulu (Mayor).
01/01/13      updates to Switzerland (Pres.), Swiss cantons: Fribourg, Graubünden, Jura,
                Lucerne, Schaffhausen, Solothurn & Zug; Palau state: Peleliu (Gov.); to APEC
                (Exec. Sec.), DLU (Secy.-gen.), G-8 (Chr.), ISO (Pres.), Norden (Pres.),
                OSCE (Chr.), UPU (Dir.-gen.); Mexico state: Tabasco (Gov.), U.S. govt.:
                TVA (CEO), and U.S. city: Portland, OR (Mayor).

Additions to WorldStatesmen.org in 2013 

10/01/13      added 1936-37 Aragón Council of Defense to Spain Regions.
09/16/13      added Charter Company territories to Mozambique.
04/27/13      additions to China provinces.
04/20/13      added Polish zone of occupation 1945-48 under Germany.

        New Polities and International Organizations in 2013

08/28/13      update to Somalia: Juba Interim Admin. recognized.
07/11/13      update to Sudan province: Western Kordofan restored.
05/13/13      update to Somalia: new region Jubbaland.
04/22/13      update to Indonesia new province: Kalimantan Utara (Gov.)

        New Anthems, Flags, Constitutions and Currencies in 2013


12/26/13      update to Russia reg.: Ulyanovsk (flag).
11/01/13      update to Solomon Island (rulers title style).
10/25/13      update to Cabo Verde (polity name).
09/06/13      update to Fiji (new constitution).
07/29/13      update to Montserrat (national anthem).
07/15/13      update to Paraguay (flag).
07/03/13      update to Egypt (constitution suspended).
06/26/13      update to WMO (flag).
06/17/13      update to ACP (flag).
05/22/13      update to Zimbabwe (new constitution, country name).
05/11/13      update to Ascension Island (flag).
04/30/13      update to The Netherlands (national holiday).
03/25/13      updates to Central African Rep. (constitution suspended) and
                Indonesia prov.: Aceh (flag).
03/13/13      update to Vatican City (national holiday).
02/04/13      update to Poland prov.: Świętokrzyskie (flag).
01/08/13      update to Libya (state name).
01/03/13      update to Palestine (country name).

 International Organization Membership Updates in 2013

 
12/31/13      New Zealand withdraws from UNIDO.
12/12/13      Suriname the 27th member of CDB.
12/03/13      Montenegro the 82nd member of IHO.
11/26/13      Fiji, Iceland, Marshall Islands and Turkmenistan join IOM.
11/25/13      San Marino the 160th member of to IAEA.
11/22/13      Barotseland admitted & West Papua rejoins the UNPO.
11/12/13      Cyprus and South Sudan join the IFRCS.
11/05/13      Anguilla the 9th associate member of UNESCO.
10/29/13      Turkey the 78th member of AfDB.
10/15/13      North Korea the 98th member of IMSO.
10/07/13      Bhutan joins and Somalia rejoins the IPU.
10/02/13      The Gambia withdraws from The Commonwealth
09/27/13      Suriname the 27th member of CDB.
09/27/13      Iraq the 161st member of CTBTO.
09/24/13      Guinea-Bissau the 160th member of CTBTO.
09/14/13      Syria the 190th member of OPCW.
08/07/13      Niger the 166th member of ISA.
07/19/13      Kiribati the 186th member of WIPO.
07/01/13      Croatia the 28th member of the EU.
06/29/13      Somalia the 189th member of OPCW.
06/27/13      Dominican Rep. the 8th member of SICA.
06/18/13      South Sudan the 189th member of ICRM.
06/17/13      Malawi and Suriname the 150th & 151st members of IOM.
06/15/13      Brunei, Singapore, and South Sudan to join FAO.
05/14/13      Trinidad and U.A.E. rejoin the UNWTO.
05/01/13      Côte d'Ivoire the 122nd member of ICCt. 
04/26/13      Guadeloupe & Martinique separate associate members of ACS.
03/02/13      Tajikistan the 159th member of WTO.
02/15/13      Swaziland the 159th member of to IAEA.
02/13/13      Nauru, Tuvalu and Vanuatu join IFAD.
02/08/13      Chad the 159th member of CTBTO.
02/02/13      Laos the 158th member of WTO.
01/10/13      Brunei the 158th member of CTBTO.
01/08/13      East Timor the 165th member of ISA.

  Major International Elections in 2013


Date


Location


Election Type

11-12 Jan 2013
Czech Republic
president
(1st round)

21 Jan 2013
Tobago
(Trinidad & Tobago)

assembly
22 Jan 2013
Israel
parliament
22 Jan 2013
Nevis
(St. Kitts & Nevis)

parliament
23 Jan 2013
Jordan
parliament
25-26 Jan 2013
Czech Republic
president (runoff)
27 Jan 2013
Bulgaria
referendum on new
nuclear plant
 1 & 3 Feb 2013
Liechtenstein
parliament
 3 Feb 2013
Cuba parliament
10 Feb 2013
Monaco
parliament
15 Feb 2013
Trinidad and
Tobago
president
(by parliament)
17 Feb 2013
Ecuador
president, parliament
17 Feb 2013 Cyprus
president
(1st round)
18 Feb 2013
Armenia
president
19 Feb 2013
Grenada
parliament
21 Feb 2013 Barbados
parliament
22 Feb 2013
Djibouti
parliament
24 Feb 2013
Cuba
president
(by parliament)
24 Feb 2013 Cyprus
president (runoff)
24-25 2013
Italy
parliament, senate
 3 Mar 2013
Switzerland
referendums
 4 Mar 2013
Kenya
president, parliament, senate
 5 Mar 2013
Fed. of Micronesia
parliament
 5 Mar 2013
Los Angeles, CA (US)
mayor
 9 Mar 2013
Malta
parliament
10-11 Mar 2013
Falkland Is. (UK)
sovereignty
referendum

12-13 Mar 2013
Vatican (Holy See)
pope (indirect)
12 Mar 2013
Greenland (Denmark)
parliament
13 Mar 2013
Norfolk Island
(Australia)

parliament
14 Mar 2013
China
president
(by parliament)
16-17 Mar 2013
Zimbabwe
new constitution
referendum

17 Mar 2013
Lima (Peru)
mayor (recall)
23 Mar 2013
Barbuda
(Antigua & Barbuda)

island council
 1 Apr 2013
San Marino
captains-regent
(by parliament)
 2 Apr 2013
St. Louis, MO (US)
mayor
 2 Apr 2013
Topeka, KS (US)
mayor
 6 Apr 2013
Nauru
parliament(cancelled)
 7 Apr 2013
Montenegro
president
14 Apr 2013
Venezuela
president
14 Apr 2013
Cameroon
senate
18-20 Apr 2013
Italy
president
(by parliament)
21 Apr 2013
French Polynesia
parliament
21 Apr 2013
Paraguay
president, parliament
22 Apr 2013
Bangladesh
president (indirect)
22 Apr 2013
Egypt
parliament(cancelled)
23 Apr 2013
Bhutan
senate
24 Apr 2013
Jersey (UK)
referendum on
electoral reform

27 Apr 2013
Iceland
parliament
 5 May 2013
Malaysia
parliament
11 May 2013
Pakistan
parliament
11 May 2013
El Paso, TX (US)
mayor
11 May 2013
Fort Worth, TX, (US)
mayor
11 May 2013
San Antonio, TX (US)
mayor
12 May 2013
Bulgaria
parliament
13 May 2013
Philippines
parliament, senate
14 May 2013
Jersey City, NJ (US)
mayor
14 May 2013
Omaha, NE (US)
mayor
15 May 2013
Jubaland (Somalia)
president (indirect)
17 May 2013
French Polynesia
president
(by parliament)
21 May 2013
Los Angeles, CA (US) mayor (runoff)
22 May 2013
Cayman Islands (UK)
parliament
24 May 2013
Jersey (UK)
electoral referendum
26 May 2013
Equatorial Guinea
parliament
31 May 2013
Bhutan
parliament
 4 Jun 2013
Jackson, MS (US)
mayor (special)
 8 Jun 2013
Nauru
parliament
11 Jun 2013
Nauru
president
(by parliament)
11 Jun 2013
Tulsa, OK (US)
mayor
13 Jun 2013
Himan & Heeb (Somalia)
president
(by parliament)
14 Jun 2013
Iran
president
15 Jun 2013
El Paso, TX (US)
mayor (runoff)
23 Jun 2013
Albania
parliament
26 Jun 2013
Mongolia
president
17 Jul 2013
Saint Helena (UK)
parliament
21 Jul 2013 Japan
senate
25 Jul 2013
Togo
parliament
27 Jul 2013
Kuwait
parliament
28 Jul 2013
Cambodia
parliament
28 Jul 2013 Mali
president
(1st round)

28 Jul 2013 Northern Cyprus
(Cyprus)

parliament
29-30 Jul 2013
Burkina Faso
senate (indirect)
30 Jul 20123
Pakistan
president (indirect)
31 Jul 2013
Zimbabwe
president,
parliament
 7 Aug 2013
New Caledonia (Fr.)
president (indirect)
11 Aug 2013
Mali
president (runoff)
27 Aug 2013
Birmingham, AL (US)
mayor
27 Aug 2013
Mobile, AL (US)
mayor
 7 Sep 2013
Australia
parliament, senate
 7 Sep 2013
Maldives
president (annulled)
 9 Sep 2013
Norway
parliament
15 Sep 2013
Macau (China)
legislature
16-18 Sep 2013
Rwanda
parliament
20 Sep 2013
Swaziland
parliament
21 Sep 2013
Kurdistan (Iraq)
president,
parliament
22 Sep 2013
Germany
parliament
27 Sep 2013
Aruba (Neth.)
parliament
28 Sep 2013
Guinea
parliament
29 Sep 2013
Austria
parliament
30 Sep 2013
Cameroon
parliament
 1 Oct 2013
Key West, FL (US)
mayor
 1 Oct 2013
San Marino
captains-regent
(by parliament)
 4 Oct 2013
Ireland
referendum on abolishing senate
 7 Oct 2013
Ethiopia
president
(by parliament)
 8 Oct 2013
Albuquerque, NM (US)
mayor
 8 Oct 2013
Raleigh, NC (US)
mayor
 9 Oct 2013
Azerbaijan
president
15 Oct 2013 Yemen
new constitution referendum (delayed)
19 Oct 2013 Christmas Island
(Australia)

island council
19 Oct 2013 Cocos Islands
(Australia)
island council
19 Oct 2013 Maldives
president (cancelled)
20 Oct 2013
Luxembourg
parliament
20 Oct 2013
San Marino
referendum on
joining the EU

25 Oct 2013
Madagascar
president
(1st round)

25-26 Oct 2013
Czech Republic
parliament
27 Oct 2013
Argentina
parliament, senate
27 Oct 2013
Georgia
president
31 Oct 2013
Ascension Island
(St Helena)(UK)

island council
 5 Nov 2013
New Jersey (US)
governor
 5 Nov 2013 Virginia (US)
governor
 5 Nov 2013 Albany, NY (US)
mayor
 5 Nov 2013 Annapolis, MD (US)
mayor
 5 Nov 2013 Atlanta, GA (US)
mayor
 5 Nov 2013 Billings, MT (US)
mayor
 5 Nov 2013 Boston, MA (US)
mayor
 5 Nov 2013 Buffalo, NY (US)
mayor
 5 Nov 2013 Charlotte, NC (US)
mayor
 5 Nov 2013 Cincinnati, OH (US)
mayor
 5 Nov 2013 Cleveland, OH (US)
mayor
 5 Nov 2013 Detroit, MI (US)
mayor
 5 Nov 2013 Houston, TX (US)
mayor
 5 Nov 2013 Lansing, MI (US)
mayor
 5 Nov 2013 Manchester, NH (US)
mayor
 5 Nov 2013 Miami, FL (US)
mayor
 5 Nov 2013 Minneapolis, MN (US)
mayor
 5 Nov 2013 New York, NY (US)
mayor
 5 Nov 2013 Pittsburgh, PA (US) mayor
 5 Nov 2013 Rochester, NY (US) mayor
 5 Nov 2013 Saint Paul, MN (US) mayor
 5 Nov 2013 Seattle, WA (US) mayor
 5 Nov 2013 Syracuse, NY (US) mayor
 5 Nov 2013 Toledo, OH (US) mayor
 6 Nov 2013
Tajikistan
president
 7 Nov 2013
Falkland Is. (UK)
parliament
 9 Nov 2013
Maldives
president (rerun)
12 Nov 2013
Tulsa, OK (US)
mayor (runoff)
12 Nov 2013
Pitcairn Is. (UK)
mayor, council
16 Nov 2013
Maldives
president (runoff)
17 Nov 2013
Chile
president,
parliament, senate

19 Nov 2013
Nepal
constituent assembly
19 Nov 2013
San Diego, CA (US) mayor (special)
23 Nov 2013
Mauritania
parliament
24 Nov 2013
Mali
parliament
24 Nov 2013
Honduras
president,
parliament
 4 Dec 2013
Switzerland
president
(by parliament)

15 Dec 2013
Turkmenistan
parliament
15 Dec 2013
Chile
president (runoff)
20 Dec 2013
Madagascar
parliament,
president (runoff)
31 Dec 2013
Puntland (Somalia)
parliament (indirect)




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

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