Parliament’s failure to live up to its constitutional mandate was noted by the State Capture Commission as having enabled former president Zuma’s regime to corrupt state behaviour with ease.
Trust is at the heart of a well-functioning cabinet. A cabinet cannot work if ministers do not respect the fundamentals.
In an open democracy, there is no rationale for withholding information about National Cabinet’s decisions or any documents these decisions are based on.
South Africa’s public sector works somewhat better than those of most other middle-income countries. Yet, unlike them, it has not managed to achieve gains in the midst of messiness.
Calls have emerged from many sources for Congress or the Cabinet to remove Trump from office in the wake of the U.S. Capitol incursion Jan. 6. Who could act, and what could they do?
The most important changes in Scott Morrison’s limited reshuffle are centred on two vital and controversial issues that will severely test the government in coming months.
President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet picks show a preference for ability and a desire to reengage with the world.
Only one in four members of the Morrison government are women, so it’s little wonder their ideas for COVID recovery has all been “men first”.
Reactions to Chrystia Freeland’s appointment as finance minister demonstrate how qualifications and arguments about merit are deployed to women’s disadvantage in politics.
Vice presidential picks don’t have much direct effect on campaigns, but can give voters insight on a candidate’s judgment and leadership ability. Early Cabinet selections are likely to be similar.
By giving minister positions to both supporting and opposing parties, Jokowi seems to want to consolidate political power in this second government period.
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The reason we know more about a post-election Labor ministry is that most of its occupants are already “shadowing” the jobs they’d hold.
New research shows that female politicians spend more on health and education, improving the well-being of a population.
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has created a peace ministry but that may not be enough to stabilize the East African state.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has unveiled his ministry, rewarding his supporters who also making room for some Peter Dutton supporters - with the exception of Tony Abbott.
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