History of Appointments - G-8 & G-20

The chart below shows the division of ambassador slots in G-8 and G-20 nations between career appointments and political appointments since 1980.

Updated September 19, 2014

Group Post Career Appointments Political Appointments % Political Since 1980
G-8 France 0 10 100%
Italy 1 9 90%
Japan 1 7 87.5%
UK 1 7 87.5%
Canada 3 9 75%
Germany 4 9 69.2%
Russia 8 3 27.3%
G-20 France 0 10 100%
Italy 1 9 90%
Japan 1 7 87.5%
UK 1 7 87.5%
Canada 3 9 75%
China 3 7 70%
Germany 4 9 69.2%
Australia 4 7 63.6%
Saudi Arabia 6 9 60%
South Africa 5 7 58.3%
India 6 7 53.8%
Mexico 6 6 50%
South Korea
5 5 50%
Argentina 7 5 41.7%
Brazil 8 4 33.3%
Russia 8 3 27.3%
Indonesia 10 1 9.1%
Turkey 11 1 8.3%

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