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 September 19, 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 20
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%
France
1
8 88.9%
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%
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%
Mexico 3 9 75%
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%
Costa Rica 6 13 68.4%
Finland 6 13 68.4%
India
6 13 68.4%
UN/Geneva 6
13
68.4%
Belize 3
6
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%
European Union 8 10 55.6%
Nauru 6 7 53.8%
Seychelles 7 8 53.3%
Portugal 9 10 52.6%
41-50% Argentina 9 9 68.8%
ASEAN 1 1 50%
Romania 9 9 50%
South Africa 9 9 50%
Fiji
8 7 46.7%
Tonga 8 7 46.7%
Saudi Arabia 11 9 45%
Tanzania 10 8 44.4%
Kenya 9 7 43.8%
Panama 9 7 43.8%
Tuvalu 8 6 42.9%
El Salvador 11 8 42.1%
Comoros 7 5 41.6%
31-40% Dominican Republic 10 6 37.5%
Chile 12 7 36.8%
Uruguay 11 6 35.3%
Afghanistan 8 4 33.3%
Brunei Darussalam 8 4 33.3%
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 7 3 30%
Nepal 12 5 29.4%
South Korea 12 5 29.4%
Colombia 15 6 28.6%
Brazil 13 5 27.8%
Madagascar 11
4
26.7%
Poland
11
4 26.7%
Paraguay 14 5 26.3%
Philippines 14 5 26.3%
Estonia 6 2 25%
Timor-Leste 3 1 25%
Zimbabwe 9 3 25%
Botswana 13 4 23.5%
Cameroon 14 4 22.2%
The Gambia 14 4 22.2%
Latvia 7 2 22.2%
Maldives 14 4 22.2%
Niger 14 4 22.2%
Micronesia 7 3 22.2%
11-20% Ethiopia 12 3 20%
Sri Lanka
16 4 20%
Senegal 17 4 19%
Equatorial Guinea 14 3 17.6%
Greece 14 3 17.6%
Russia
14 3 17.6%
Burundi 15 3 16.7%
Ecuador 15 3 16.7%
Eritrea 5 1 16.7%
Iraq 10 2 16.7%
Nicaragua 15 3 16.7%
Sierra Leone
15 3 16.7%
Vietnam 5 1
16.7%
Ghana 16 3 15.8%
Honduras 16
3
15.8%
Papua New Guinea 11 2
15.4%
Solomon Islands 11 2 15.4%
Guatemala
17 3 15%
Guinea 17 3 15%
Pakistan 18 3 14.3%
Qatar 12 2 14.3%
Bahrain 13 2 13.3%
Croatia 7 1 12.5%
Libya 7 1 12.5%
Swaziland 14 2 12.5%
Uganda 14 2 12.5%
Ukraine 7 1 12.5%
Bolivia 15 2 11.8%
Thailand 15 2 11.8%
Azerbaijan 8 1 11.1%
Cote d'Ivoire 16 2 11.1%
Malawi 16 2 11.1%
Rwanda 16 2 11.1%
Slovenia 8 1 11.1%
Vanuatu 8 1 11.1%
Venezuela 16 2 11.1%
Turkey 17 2 10.5%
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 14 1 6.7%
Algeria 15 1 6.3%
Indonesia 15 1 6.3%
Liberia 15 1 6.3%
Guyana 16 1 5.9%
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%
Bulgaria 20 1 4.8%
Mali 20 1 4.8%
0% Albania 9 0 0%
Angola 8 0 0%
Armenia 8 0 0%
Bangladesh 16 0 0%
Belarus 6 0 0%
Benin 17 0 0%
Bosnia & Herzegovina 9 0 0%
Burma 11 0 0%
Cabo Verde 14 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 13 0 0%
Kazakhstan 7 0 0%
Kosovo 3 0 0%
Kuwait 17 0 0%
Kyrgyz Republic 9 0 0%
Laos 15 0 0%
Lebanon 21 0 0%
Lithuania 8 0 0%
Macedonia 7 0 0%
Marshall Islands 9 0 0%
Moldova 9 0 0%
Mongolia 9 0 0%
Montenegro 3 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 2 0 0%
Suriname 14 0 0%
Tajikistan 8 0 0%
Togo 20 0 0%
Tunisia 17 0 0%
Turkmenistan 8
0 0%
United Arab Emirates 15 0 0%
Uzbekistan 8 0 0%
Yemen 16 0 0%

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