Tag: Political Appointments/Terminations

Lebanon Nominates Former Prime Minister Najib Mikati to Form Government

BEIRUT—Lebanon’s political factions nominated billionaire businessman and former Prime Minister Najib Mikati to form the country’s next government, in an attempt to break a monthslong...

U.K. Health Secretary Quits Over Breach of Social-Distance Guidelines With Aide

LONDON—U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock resigned, causing disruption at the top of the government’s pandemic response as Britain grapples with an upswing in Covid-19 cases...

SEC’s Gensler removes Trump-appointed chair of top accounting regulator

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler announced the removal of William Duhnke as chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and named Duane...

DeVos appointee who oversaw America’s student-loan portfolio resigns as Biden education secretary pledges to ease student-debt burden

Mark Brown, the head of the office overseeing the government’s student-loan portfolio, resigned Friday, following calls on the Biden administration to remove Brown, who was...