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  • Antonio Costa re-elected as the PM of Portugal
    • Antonio Costa has been re-elected as the Prime Minister of Portugal after winning the general elections.
    • Antonio Costa, the Socialist leader and incumbent prime minister, got the most votes in Portugal’s general election, leaving it poised to continue leading the government for another four years.
  • Kais Saied elected as new President of Tunisia
    • Kais Saied is elected as the new President of Tunisia after a landslide victory in recently concluded Presidential runoff.
    • He won Tunisia’s Presidential election against his rival Nabil Karoui with 71.71% of votes.

Capital of Tunisia- Tunis

Currency of Tunisia- Tunisian Dinar

  • United Nation General Assembly Elects 14 Member States to Human Rights Council
    • The United National General Assembly has elected 14 new member states to the 47-member state to Human Rights Council for the 2020-2022
    • The Assembly elected Armenia, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Libya, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Netherlands, Poland, Republic of Korea, Sudan and Venezuela.

President of UNHRC: Coly Seck

Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Sri Lanka has removed from FATF’s Grey List
    • Sri Lanka has been removed from the “Grey List” of the international terror financing watchdog The Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
    • In October 2016 Sri Lanka was declared a cooperating state in 2016 and the FATF put Sri Lanka on a grey list from November 2017.

Current Prime Minister of Sri Lanka- Ranil Wickremesinghe