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Prime minister: Most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system
A prime minister is the head of a cabinet and the leader of the ministers in the executive branch of government, often in a parliamentary or semi-presidential system. A prime minister is not the head of state of their respective nation nor a monarch, rather they are the head of government, serving typically under a monarch in a hybrid of aristocratic and democratic government forms or a president in a republican form of government.

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Putin's surprise pick for Russian PM addresses parliament

President Vladimir Putin's nominee for prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, addressed Russia's State Duma, the lower house of parliament, on Thursday, outlining some of his key aims.
Reuters - Published

French PM says transport strikes against pension reform will go nowhere

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Wednesday that public transport unions' strikes will not succeed in stopping the government's planned reform of the pension system.
Reuters - Published

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Russia PM's government resigns [Video]Russia PM's government resigns

Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his government have resigned. Medvedev has agreed to take a new role in overseeing defence and security.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 14:40Published

Iraqi students protest as PM's nomination delayed [Video]Iraqi students protest as PM's nomination delayed

Hundreds of Iraqi students took to the streets of Basra on Tuesday, blaming the ruling political parties for the delay in the nomination of a new prime minister.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:33Published

British PM calls for tougher sentences for terrorism offences [Video]British PM calls for tougher sentences for terrorism offences

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday that people convicted of terrorism offences should not be allowed out of prison early after it was revealed the London Bridge attacker was released..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

 

Spanish PM hopes to meet Catalan leader, Madrid to negotiate deficit targets

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Tuesday he wanted to meet Catalonia's pro-independence regional leader "as soon as possible" and hoped Madrid would start negotiations soon with the..
Reuters - Published

French PM offers concession to unions over pension reform

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Saturday offered a major concession to unions contesting his government's overhaul of the pension system, in a move aimed at ending strikes which are now in..
Reuters - Published

Romanian PM says aims to trigger snap election

Romanian liberal Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Friday he will try to trigger a snap parliamentary election by mid-year in an attempt to restore confidence after years of political instability.
Reuters - Published

Spain's PM names UN's Arancha Gonzalez as foreign minister

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will appoint Arancha Gonzalez, assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, as the country's foreign minister, the government said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Thailand's fugitive ex-PM siblings tout new DNA venture at Vegas expo

They are both former prime ministers and officially Thailand's most-wanted siblings, but in exile abroad, ousted Thai leader Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister Yingluck have turned to the more modest..
Reuters - Published

Iraqi PM received word from Iran about missile attack

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi received word from Iran that its response to the U.S. killing of its top general was either imminent or under way, his spokesman said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Iraqi PM and Saudi Crown Prince discuss ramifications of events in Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi discussed the situation in his country and in the wider region with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday, his office said.
Reuters - Published

Iraqi PM declares national mourning for Soleimani, Muhandis: statement

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi declared on Saturday three days of national mourning for Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and others killed..
Reuters - Published

Iraqi PM says U.S. killing of Iranian commander will 'light the fuse' of war

Iraq's prime minister condemned on Friday the U.S. killing of Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and said it would "light the fuse" of war.
Reuters - Published

Iraqi PM condemns U.S. killing of Iran's Soleimani: statement

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi condemned on Friday the "assassination" of Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in a U.S. air strike in..
Reuters - Published

U.S. air strikes will have "dangerous consequences", Iraqi PM says

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned air strikes by the United States on several bases belonging to an Iranian-backed militia group in Iraq and said the attack would have..
Reuters - Published

Croatian court finds head of Hungary's MOL, Croatia's ex-PM guilty of bribery

A Croatian court ruled on Monday that the head of Hungarian energy group MOL and Croatia's former prime minister were guilty in a corruption case, opening a new chapter in a legal saga that has been..
Reuters - Published

Cuba has first PM since 1976 as longtime tourism minister takes office

Cuba’s first prime minister in more than four decades—long-serving tourism minister Manuel Marrero—took office Saturday as the country resurrected a post last held by Fidel Castro.
France 24 - Published

Lebanon's new PM aims to form government within six weeks - Deutsche Welle interview

Lebanon's new prime minister designate Hassan Diab said in an interview with Deutsche Welle he will work on forming a government within six weeks to help pull the country out of a deepening economic..
Reuters - Published

Italian PM welcomes Fiat Chrysler merger with PSA, says jobs crucial

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte welcomed the planned merger of Fiat Chrysler with its French rival PSA in an newspaper interview on Thursday, but said protecting jobs would be a top priority.
Reuters - Published

French PM defies unions with pension overhaul, they pledge more strikes

France's prime minister said on Wednesday its people should work two years longer to get a full pension, drawing a hostile response from trade unions who said they would step up strike action to force..
Reuters - Published

At BJP meet, PM gives standing ovation to Karnataka people for BJP's 'record margin' victory in bypolls

"During the meeting, we gave a standing ovation to welcome the Prime Minister. But, the Prime Minister while congratulating Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa, state ministers and BJP leadership..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ask 'old people' for advice, world's oldest PM says to the youngest

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, the world's oldest serving premier, said on Tuesday it would be a good idea for the world's youngest prime minister, Finland's Sanna Marin, to ask "old people" for their..
Reuters - Published

French PM says he is determined to complete pension reform

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said he is determined to see through his government's planned pensions reform, but the leader of hardline union CGT said he will fight until the plan is..
Reuters - Published

As unions turn the screws, French PM says pension reform unavoidable

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Friday nationwide strikes in the public sector would not weaken his resolve to reform the pension system but promised workers would be spared a brutal..
Reuters - Published

French PM says not looking for confrontation in pension reform

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Friday he was sticking with plans to reform the country's pension system but insisted change would be gradual and "not brutal".
Reuters - Published

Iraqi PM announces resignation amid worsening crisis, call from top Shi’ite cleric

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced his resignation on Friday after the country's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric called for lawmakers to reconsider their support for a government rocked by weeks..
France 24 - Published

Boris Johnson news - live: Anger as PM's comments about 'bunch of black kids' resurface and he ducks out of TV debate

Follow all the latest updates live
Independent - Published

Sri Lanka's new leader appoints his PM brother as Finance Minister

Sri Lanka's newly-elected leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa, the current Prime Minister, as the interim government's new finance minister, state television showed in a..
Reuters - Published

NSW mayor slams deputy PM’s 'insulting' climate change attack during bushfires

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has attacked people for linking climate change to conditions which enabled fires in NSW and Queensland to take hold.
SBS - Published

Malaysian court says 1MDB-linked case against Najib will move forward; ex-PM to defend

A Malaysian court on Monday ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to present his defense against seven charges in a case linked to a scandal surrounding 1MDB, saying a unit of the state fund had..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson news - live: Tory minister refuses to say how much PM's plans will cost, despite releasing analysis of Labour's spending

Follow the latest updates from Westminster and beyond
Independent - Published

Iraqi PM concedes 'mistakes made' as protesters pushed back in Baghdad

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Saturday that political parties had "made mistakes" in their running of the country, promising electoral reform and other measures as he sought to bring an..
Reuters - Published

Iraqi PM calls for protests to allow a return to 'normal life'

Iraq's Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi said on Saturday that although protests were important in bringing about reform, life in the country must be allowed to return to normal.
Reuters - Published

Farmers call for more detail on PM’s drought-relief plans

Australia's peak farming body is seeking more detail on how the government plans to allocate 100 gigalitres of new water from the Murray River for fodder.
SBS - Published

French PM says France to 'take back control' on migration

french pm says france to 'take back control' on migration
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says France needs to "take back control" of migration, as part of a carefully-controlled government push to listen to voters' worries ......
WorldNews - Published

Live: French PM unveils immigration plan as government moves to implement quotas

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is due to unveil the government's new immigration measures, including the first ever quotas for migrant workers, as President Emmanuel Macron's administration..
France 24 - Published

'There are problems': Doubts in Darfur as new PM promises peace

Saleha Nour sits selling nuts in the market in El Fasher, Darfur and dismisses her new prime minister's promise of a brighter new future with a wave of her hand.
Reuters - Published

Spain's Socialist PM rules out grand coalition with conservatives

Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday ruled out forming a "grand coalition" with the opposition People's Party (PP) after a parliamentary election on Nov. 10.
Reuters - Published

Amid unrest, Iraqi PM will only resign if replacement found: president

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi is ready to resign only if parliament's main blocs can agree on his replacement, President Barham Salih said on Thursday, as tens of thousands gathered in Baghdad..
Reuters - Published

Iraqi PM orders deployment of elite troops to end Baghdad protests -sources

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has ordered elite counter-terrorism troops to deploy in the streets of Baghdad and use any means to end protests against his government, two security sources told..
Reuters - Published

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