The ex-Minister of culture of France Audrey Azul elected UNESCO Director General
PARIS, 13 Dec — RIA Novosti, Victoria Ivanova. The former Minister of culture of France Audrey Azul elected Friday as the new Director General of UNESCO following the vote of the Executive Board of the organization, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
She scored 30 votes out of 58 potential. To win she needed to score at least 30 votes.
In the last round of voting for the post of head of UNESCO also struggled a diplomat from Qatar Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari, who received 28 votes.
Approval of the winning candidates will be held during the 39th session of the UNESCO General conference held later in the fall. The current CEO of the organization, the representative of Bulgaria Irina Bokova, occupies a high position in 2009, two consecutive terms.
The struggle for the post of General Director was also the former Minister for family Affairs and society of Egypt Moushira Khattab, but she did not come out in the last round of voting.
During the voting, which lasted from Monday, the race left six more people. Among them — the representative of China, Deputy Director-General of UNESCO, Qian Tang and the adviser of the Ministry of culture of Lebanon, the Faith of El-Khoury Lackey. The race also came the representative of Guatemala Juan Alfonso Fuentes Soria, Iraqi politician Saleh al-Hasnawi, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbul oglu and head of the national Commission of Vietnam for UNESCO Suan Shon FAM.