May 2022


May 19, 2022

May 2022 is the 5th month of the year 2022.


May 2: In the Philippines, a fire destroys 80 houses in Quezon City, killing eight people, including six children. May 5: floods in twelve provinces of Afghanistan destroy 500 houses, kill 22 people and injure 40. publication of War, posthumous novel by Louis-Ferdinand Céline. Irish Republican Party Sinn Féin is expected to win the most seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly with 29% of first preference votes, marking the first time a Unionist party has not won the most seats since the creation of Northern Ireland in 1921. May 6: In Cuba, an explosion in a hotel in Havana kills 43 people. May 9: presidential election, legislative elections and senatorial elections in the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is elected president. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns following the country's biggest economic crisis since independence. In Ecuador, violence in a prison leaves at least 43 dead in a bloody clash between rival gangs in a penitentiary establishment in the province of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, in the north of the country. referendum. May 12: the international Event Horizon Telescope collaboration releases a high-resolution image of the accretion disk surrounding Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. in Sokoto, Nigeria, Catholic student Deborah Samuel Yakubu is lynched to death after being accused of "blasphemy" against Muhammad. Demonstrations ensued attacking businesses run by Christians and churches, including the Cathedral of the Holy Family. May 12 to May 23: 2021 Southeast Asian Games. May 14: Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is elected president of the United Arab Emirates following the death of his half-brother, Khalifa bin Zayed. final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin (Italy), won by the group Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine. in the United States, a shooting perpetrated by a white supremacist leaves ten dead in a store in Buffalo, New York. May 15: legislative elections in Lebanon. at the Vatican, Charles de Foucauld is canonized by Pope Francis, among nine other blesseds. Finland officially submits its candidacy to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO); then Sweden in turn asked to join NATO. Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud is elected president of Somalia. May 16: total lunar eclipse; in France, the Jean Castex government resigns; Elisabeth Borne is appointed Prime Minister. 17 May: presidential election in Albania; May 21: Federal elections in Australia. 29 May: presidential election in Colombia (1st round).

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