A ministry is a department of a government, led by a minister. A minister (sometimes called a secretary) is a politician who holds significant public office in a national cabinet and is entrusted with the management of a division of governmental activities. A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch.
Values for the following countries are missing and correspond to the previous year, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Romania, Tajikistan, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, United States, Uzbekistan. For female government ministers footnotes click here.