The world health organization elected a new Chapter
GENEVA, may 23 — RIA Novosti, Elizabeth Isakov. The candidate from Ethiopia, Aden, Tedros Ghebreyesus became the new Director General of the world health organization, winning in the third round of voting on Tuesday, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
Voting in the election of the new Director General of the world health organization was held in Geneva on Tuesday and was held behind closed doors. For debt on the payment of contributions to the who to him were not allowed in Ukraine, Comoros, Central African Republic and Somalia. In the first round dropped out of the race candidate of the Pakistan Sanya Nishtar. The fight continued, the candidate from Britain’s David Nabarro and the candidate from Ethiopia, Aden, Tedros Ghebreyesus.
#BREAKING: Tedros Adhanom, of #Ethiopia, elected as new Director-General of @WHO, the UN’s health agency pic.twitter.com/sRxDDez7pX
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) may 23, 2017
In the second round the leaders had escaped Gebreyesus with 121 vote. Nabarro received the support of 62 countries. According to the rules in the second round the winner was required to receive a two-thirds vote of the member countries of who. In the third round to win, you had to score a simple majority.
Gebreyesus won the election, receiving 133 votes against 50 including.
Candidate from Ethiopia in 2005-2012 head of the Ministry of health of the country. In his speech before the vote on Tuesday, he said that “will work tirelessly to fulfil the promise of the who global health”.
Gebreyesus while accused of corruption and covering up the outbreak of cholera in Ethiopia.
Gebreyesus will officially take the position of Director General of the who on 1 July. The second term of the incumbent Director General of who Margaret Chan expires June 30, 2017.