|Number of days||31|
|First day||Thursday , December 1 , 2022|
4th day of week 48
|Last day||Saturday , December 31, 2022|
6th day of week 52
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is the 12th month of the year 2022 .
- November 9 to December 4: 12th edition of the Route du Rhum .
- November 20 to December 18: 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar .
- December 2: Indonesia announces that it is about to adopt a new penal code , which will replace the precedent inherited from the Dutch East Indies [ 1 ] .
- December 4:
- Iran announces the abolition of the morality police after more than two months of protests following the death of Mahsa Amini [ 2 ] ;
- outbreak of protests in Mongolia .
- 6 December : legislative elections in Dominica .
- December 6 to 17: UN Conference on Biodiversity (COP 15) in Montreal , Canada .
- December 7:
- the Chinese authorities announce a relaxation of the anti-Covid-19 rules ( zero covid strategy ) [ 3 ] ;
- after an attempted self-coup in Peru , President Pedro Castillo is deposed; vice-president Dina Boluarte succeeds him [ 4 ] .
- 8 December: legislative elections in the Faroe Islands .
- December 9: Arrests trigger the Qatar corruption scandal in the European Parliament .
- December 11: Pedro Angulo becomes president of the Council of Ministers of Peru .
- December 13 to December 18: 2022 World Short Course Swimming Championships in Melbourne , Australia .
- December 14: legislative elections in Fiji .
- December 17:
- Leo Varadkar becomes Prime Minister of Ireland again , succeeding Micheál Martin ;
- early legislative elections in Tunisia .
- December 18:
- archiepiscopal elections in Cyprus ;
- FIFA World Cup final in Qatar, won by the Argentina team against the France team ;
- sinking of the Royal Thai Navy corvette HTMS Sukhothai in the Gulf of Thailand . On December 30, 23 bodies were found and 5 people were missing, 76 sailors were rescued [ 5 ] .
- December 20: As part of the Islamist insurrection in Pakistan , a hostage-taking in a police station in Bannu ends with the death of 33 Taliban and two members of the special forces [ 6 ] .
- December 21: Alberto Otárola is appointed President of the Council of Ministers of Peru , succeeding Pedro Angulo .
- December 22 : In Washington , Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is received as a hero by Joe Biden and the elected members of Congress .
- From December 22: a severe winter storm hits much of Canada and the United States [ 7 ] .
- December 23: in France, a shootout in Paris kills at least three people.
- December 24: in Fiji , Sitiveni Rabuka is confirmed Prime Minister by the Parliament, ten days after the legislative elections, and puts an end to more than fifteen years of power of Frank Bainimarama .
- December 26: Five North Korean drones cross the DMZ in South Korea , which scrambles planes to intercept them; one of the South Korean FA-1 light attack aircraft crashes on takeoff, while a North Korean drone crashes near the South Korean capital Seoul [ 8 ] .
- December 28: In Cambodia , a fire in a hotel-casino in Poipet , along the border with Thailand , kills at least 19 people and injures 50 others .
- December 28 to January 6: tour of the four ski jumps .
- December 29: In Israel , the Netanyahu VI government takes office.
- December 30: An explosion in a restaurant in Aydın , Turkey , kills seven people and injures four others [ 10 ] .
- December 31 to : Dakar Rally 2023 .
Notes and references
- Indonesia set to penalize sex outside marriage in overhaul of criminal code , Reuters, 2 December 2022.
- " In Iran, the public prosecutor announces the end of the morality police " , Le Monde and AFP,.
- "China announces a general relaxation of health rules against Covid-19" , Le Monde , December 7, 2022.
- "In Peru, deposed President Pedro Castillo placed in detention, Vice-President Dina Boluarte invested as head of the country" , Le Monde , December 7, 2022.
- "Thailand: a military vessel capsizes, 31 people missing" , francetvinfo.fr, December 19, 2022.
- Sonia Ghezali, " Pakistan: Taliban hostage takers killed during liberation of police station " , on Radio France internationale , (consulted the) .
- "Much of the United States paralyzed by a winter storm: temperatures down to -55°C and heavy snowfall" , Le Monde , December 22, 2022.
- " AFP Seoul says military fired at N. Korean drones after incursion" , MSN , 26 December 2022.
- "At least 19 dead after fire rips through Cambodia hotel-casino" , Al Jazeera , 29 December 2022.
- " 7 killed in restaurant blast in western Türkiye" , Daily Sabah , 30 December 2022.