History of Appointments by Post

The chart below shows the post-by-post division of ambassador slots between career appointments and political appointments since 1960 (organized by greatest to least percentage of political appointees since 1960).

Updated April 15, 2014

Percentage Post Career Political % Political Since 1960
91-100% African Union 0 3 100%
Andorra 0 5 100%
Holy See 0 10 100%
ICAO 0 12 100%
Ireland 0 19 100%
Liechtenstein 0 7 100%
Monaco 0 2 100%
San Marino 0 3 100%
UN/Rome 0 3 100%
United Kingdom 1 15 93.8%
New Zealand 1 13 92.9%
Bahamas 1 12 92.3%
St. Lucia 1 12 92.3%
Dominica 1 11 91.7%
Samoa 1 10 90.9%
St. Vincent/Grenadines 1 10 90.9%
Switzerland 2 20 90.9%
81-90% Antigua & Barbuda 1 9 90%
Denmark 2 17 89.5%
Organization of American States (OAS) 2 16 88.9%
St. Kitts & Nevis 1 8 88.9%
United Nations 3 23 88.5%
Czech Republic 2 14 87.5%
France 1 7 87.5%
Austria 3 16 84.2%
Belgium 3 15 83.3%
Luxembourg 3 15 83.3%
Barbados 3 14 82.4%
Sweden 3 14 82.4%
71-80% Grenada 2 8 80%
NATO 4 15 78.9%
Italy 3 11 78.6%
Netherlands 4 14 77.8%
Norway 4 14 77.8%
Spain 5 14 73.7%
UNESCO 3 7 72.7%
Australia 5 13 72.2%
Canada 5 13 72.2%
Japan 4 10 71.4%
Germany 5 12 70.6%
Trinidad & Tobago 5 12 70.6%
61-70% China 5 11 68.8%
Hungary 5 11 68.8%
Jamaica 5 11 68.8%
UN/Geneva 6 13 68.4%
Belize 3 6 66.7%
Costa Rica 6 12 66.7%
Finland 6 12 66.7%
India 6 12 66.7%
UN/Vienna - IAEA 4 8 66.7%
Morocco 7 12 63.2%
Singapore 6 10 62.5%
51-60% Malta 7 10 58.8%
OECD 7 10 58.8%
Nauru 5 7 58.3%
European Union 8 10 55.6%
Mexico 3 8 53.3%
Seychelles 7 8 53.3%
Portugal 9 10 52.6%
41-50% Argentina 9 9 68.8%
ASEAN 1 1 50%
Fiji 7 7 50%
Romania 9 9 50%
South Africa 9 9 50%
Tonga 7 7 50%
Tuvalu 7 6 46.2%
Saudi Arabia 11 9 45%
Tanzania 10 8 44.4%
Kenya 9 7 43.8%
Panama 9 7 43.8%
El Salvador 11 8 42.1%
Comoros 7 5 41.6%
31-40% Dominican Republic 10 6 37.5%
Chile 12 7 36.8%
Afghanistan 7 4 36.4%
Brunei Darussalam 7 4 36.4%
Uruguay 11 6 35.3%
Iceland 12 6 33.3%
Lesotho 10 5 33.3%
Slovakia 4 2 33.3%
Israel 11 5 31.3%
Mauritius 11 5 31.3%
21-30% Kiribati 6 3 30%
Nepal 12 5 29.4%
South Korea 12 5 29.4%
Colombia 15 6 28.6%
Brazil 13 5 27.8%
Paraguay 13 5 27.8%
Madagascar 11 4 26.7%
Poland 11 4 26.7%
Philippines 14 5 26.3%
Botswana 12 4 25%
Estonia 6 2 25%
Latvia 6 2 25%
Timor-Leste 3 1 25%
Zimbabwe 9 3 25%
Cameroon 14 4 22.2%
The Gambia 14 4 22.2%
Maldives 14 4 22.2%
Niger 14 4 22.2%
Micronesia 7 3 22.2%
11-20% Ethiopia 12 3 20%
Senegal 16 4 20%
Sri Lanka 16 4 20%
Vietnam 4 1 20%
Russia 13 3 18.8%
Iraq 9 2 18.2%
Equatorial Guinea 14 3 17.6%
Greece 14 3 17.6%
Burundi 15 3 16.7%
Ecuador 15 3 16.7%
Eritrea 5 1 16.7%
Nicaragua 15 3 16.7%
Sierra Leone 15 3 16.7%
Ghana 16 3 15.8%
Guatemala 16 3 15.8%
Honduras 16 3 15.8%
Papua New Guinea 11 2 15.4%
Solomon Islands 11 2 15.4%
Guinea 17 3 15%
Bahrain 12 2 14.3%
Pakistan 18 3 14.3%
Qatar 12 2 14.3%
Azerbaijan 7 1 12.5%
Croatia 7 1 12.5%
Libya 7 1 12.5%
Slovenia 7 1 12.5%
Swaziland 14 1 12.5%
Uganda 14 2 12.5%
Ukraine 7 1 12.5%
Bolivia 15 2 11.8%
Malawi 15 2 11.8%
Rwanda 15 2 11.8%
Thailand 15 2 11.8%
Cote d'Ivoire 16 2 11.1%
Turkey 16 2 11.1%
Vanuatu 8 1 11.1%
Venezuela 16 2 11.1%
1-10% Peru 18 2 10%
Cambodia 10 1 9.1%
Mozambique 10 1 9.1%
Sudan 11 1 8.3%
Syria 11 1 8.3%
Oman 12 1 7.7%
Egypt 13 1 7.1%
Algeria 14 1 6.7%
Guyana 15 1 6.3%
Indonesia 15 1 6.3%
Liberia 15 1 6.3%
Zambia 16 1 5.9%
Cyprus 17 1 5.6%
Mauritania
17 1 5.6%
Nigeria 17 1 5.6%
Burkina Faso
18 1 5.3%
Gabon 18 1 5.3%
Jordan 18 1 5.3%
Malaysia 18 1 5.3%
Haiti 19 1 5%
Mali 19 1 5%
Bulgaria 20 1 4.8%
0% Albania 9 0 0%
Angola 8 0 0%
Armenia 7 0 0%
Bangladesh 15 0 0%
Belarus 6 0 0%
Benin 17 0 0%
Bosnia & Herzegovina 9 0 0%
Burma 11 0 0%
Cape Verde 13 0 0%
Central African Republic 18 0 0%
Chad 20 0 0%
Congo (DR) 19 0 0%
Congo (Republic of) 15 0 0%
Djibouti 13 0 0%
Georgia 6 0 0%
Guinea-Bissau 12 0 0%
Kazakhstan 7 0 0%
Kosovo 3 0 0%
Kuwait 17 0 0%
Kyrgyz Republic 8 0 0%
Laos 15 0 0%
Lebanon 21 0 0%
Lithuania 8 0 0%
Macedonia 6 0 0%
Marshall Islands 9 0 0%
Moldova 8 0 0%
Mongolia 9 0 0%
Montenegro 2 0 0%
Namibia 9 0 0%
Palau 4 0 0%
São Tomé & Principe 13 0 0%
Serbia 5 0 0%
Somalia 12 0 0%
South Sudan 1 0 0%
Suriname 14 0 0%
Tajikistan 8 0 0%
Togo 20 0 0%
Tunisia 17 0 0%
Turkmenistan 7 0 0%
United Arab Emirates 14 0 0%
Uzbekistan 7 0 0%
Yemen 16 0 0%

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