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 August 6, 2015

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%
St. Kitts & Nevis 1 8 88.9%
OAS 2 15 88.2%
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%
Sweden 3 15 83.3%
Barbados 3 14 82.4%
71-80% Grenada 2 8 80%
NATO 4 15 78.9%
Norway 4 15 78.9%
Italy 3 11 78.6%
Netherlands 4 14 77.8%
Mexico 3 10 76.9%
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% UN/Vienna - IAEA 4 9 69.2%
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%
Morocco 7 12 63.2%
Singapore 6 10 62.5%
51-60% OECD 7 10 58.8%
European Union 8 10 55.6%
Malta 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%
South Africa 9 9 50%
Romania 10 9 47.4%
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%
Tuvalu 8 6 42.9%
El Salvador 11 8 42.1%
Comoros 7 5 41.6%
Panama 10 7 41.2%
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%
South Korea 12 5 29.4%
Colombia 15 6 28.6%
Brazil 13 5 27.8%
Nepal 13 5 27.8%
Madagascar 11 4 26.7%
Paraguay 14 5 26.3%
Philippines 14 5 26.3%
Poland 12 4 25%
Timor-Leste 3 1 25%
Botswana 13 4 23.5%
Zimbabwe 10 3 23.1%
Cameroon 14 4 22.2%
Estonia 7 2 22.2%
Latvia 7 2 22.2%
Niger 14 4 22.2%
Micronesia 7 3 22.2%
The Gambia 15 4 21.1%
Maldives 15 4 21.1%
11-20% Ethiopia 12 3 20%
Senegal 17 4 19%
Sri Lanka 17 4 19%
Greece 14 3 17.6%
Russia 14 3 17.6%
Burundi 15 3 16.7%
Ecuador 15 3 16.7%
Equatorial Guinea 15 3 16.7%
Eritrea 5 1 16.7%
Iraq 10 2 16.7%
Sierra Leone 15 3 16.7%
Vietnam 5 1 16.7%
Ghana 16 3 15.8%
Honduras 16 3 15.8%
Nicaragua 16 3 15.8%
Guatemala 17 3 15%
Guinea 18 3 14.3%
Papua New Guinea 12 2 14.3%
Qatar 12 2 14.3%
Solomon Islands 12 2 14.3%
Pakistan 19 3 13.6%
Bahrain 13 2 13.3%
Swaziland 14 2 12.5%
Uganda 14 2 12.5%
Ukraine 7 1 12.5%
Bolivia 15 2 11.8%
Azerbaijan 8 1 11.1%
Cote d'Ivoire 16 2 11.1%
Croatia 8 1 11.1%
Libya 8 1 11.1%
Malawi 16 2 11.1%
Rwanda 16 2 11.1%
Slovenia 8 1 11.1%
Thailand 16 2 11.1%
Venezuela 16 2 11.1%
Turkey 17 2 10.5%
1-10% Vanuatu 9 1 10%
Peru 18 2 10%
Mozambique 10 1 9.1%
Cambodia 11 1 8.3%
Sudan 11 1 8.3%
Syria 11 1 8.3%
Oman 13 1 7.1%
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%
Mauritania 17 1 5.6%
Nigeria 17 1 5.6%
Burkina Faso 18 1 5.3%
Cyprus 18 1 5.3%
Gabon 18 1 5.3%
Jordan 18 1 5.3%
Malaysia 18 1 5.3%
Bulgaria 20 1 438%
Haiti 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 18 0 0%
Bosnia & Herzegovina 9 0 0%
Burma 11 0 0%
Cabo Verde 14 0 0%
Central African Republic 19 0 0%
Chad 20 0 0%
Congo (DR) 19 0 0%
Congo (Republic of) 15 0 0%
Djibouti 13 0 0%
Georgia 7 0 0%
Guinea-Bissau 13 0 0%
Kazakhstan 7 0 0%
Kosovo 4 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 10 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 15 0 0%
Tajikistan 9 0 0%
Togo 21 0 0%
Tunisia 18 0 0%
Turkmenistan 8 0 0%
United Arab Emirates 15 0 0%
Uzbekistan 8 0 0%
Yemen 16 0 0%

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