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Vote count in UNESCO election begins, Egypt's Khattab gets 11 votes

Tuesday، 10 October 2017 - 12:37 PM

A vote count for the election of a director general of the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) began on Monday evening 9/10/2017.

To win the post of the UNESCO Director-General, a candidate should get an absolute majority of 30 votes of the 58-member board in any of the four rounds of the vote that kicked off earlier on Monday9/10/2017 and will run until October 12.

A fifth round will be held in case no candidate gets the absolute majority, but it is not required to get 30 votes this time.

Meanwhile, UNESCO sources said that no candidate has succeeded so far in winning the election in the first round.

The sources added that candidate Moushira Khattab of Egypt got 11 votes, Audrey Azoulay of France 13 votes, Abdulaziz Al Kawari of Qatar 19 votes and Vera El Khoury-Lacoeuilhe of Lebanon six votes.

A second round will be held on Tuesday 10/10/2017and it is likely that the vote will run for a fourth round.




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