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Election of Members of the Executive Board

On Friday 26 October, H. E. Mr Ahmad Jalali (Islamic Republic of Iran), President of the 31st session of the General Conference, opened the sixteenth session of the Plenary on the Election of Members of the Executive Board.

The results of the ballot were announced by H. E. Ms Ugne Karvelis (Lithuania), President of the polling station. Subsequently, the President of the General Conference declared the Member States elected members of the Executive Board. The results are as follows:

Group I: four seats to be filled

Absent: 3
Abstentions: 1
Invalid ballot papers: 0
Number of votes cast: 167

Names of Member States candidates and number of votes obtained by each, in decreasing order:
  • Germany - 151
  • Turkey - 149
  • Iceland - 148
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - 143

    The President therefore declared the following Members elected to the Executive Board:
  • Germany
  • Turkey
  • Iceland
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

     

    Group II: three seats to be filled

    Absent: 3
    Abstentions: 0
    Invalid ballot papers: 2
    Number of votes cast: 166

    Names of Member States candidates and number of votes obtained by each, in decreasing order:
  • Ukraine - 116
  • Slovakia - 81
  • Belarus - 72
  • Yugoslavia - 64
  • Latvia - 57
  • Albania - 53
  • Azerbaijan - 37
  • Armenia - 13

    The President therefore declared the following Members elected to the Executive Board:
  • Ukraine
  • Slovakia
  • Belarus

    Group III: six seats to be filled

    Absent: 3
    Abstentions: 0
    Invalid ballot papers: 11
    Number of votes cast: 157

    Names of Member States candidates and number of votes obtained by each, in decreasing order:
    Ibero-American States CARICOM States
  • Dominica - 142
  • Jamaica - 139
  • Bahamas - 136
  • Suriname - 133
  • Brazil - 87
  • Cuba - 80
  • Venezuela - 76
  • Costa Rica - 66

    The President therefore declared the following Members elected to the Executive Board:
    Ibero-American States CARICOM States
  • Brazil
  • Dominica
  • Cuba
  • Jamaica
  • Bahamas
  • Suriname

     

    Group IV: six seats to be filled

    Absent: 3
    Abstentions: 0
    Invalid ballot papers: 0
    Number of votes cast: 168

    Names of Member States candidates and number of votes obtained by each, in decreasing order:
  • Australia - 141
  • China - 141
  • Japan - 133
  • Viet Nam - 127
  • India - 125
  • Vanuatu - 106
  • Papua New Guinea - 77
  • Kazakhstan - 66

    The President therefore declared the following Members elected to the Executive Board:
  • Australia
  • China
  • Japan
  • Viet Nam
  • India
  • Vanuatu

     

    Group V(a): seven seats to be filled

    Absent: 3
    Abstentions: 0
    Invalid ballot papers: 0
    Number of votes cast: 168

    Names of Member States candidates and number of votes obtained by each, in decreasing order:
  • Senegal - 155
  • Mozambique - 139
  • Burkina Faso - 129
  • Swaziland - 126
  • Kenya - 116
  • Rwanda - 114
  • United Republic of Tanzania - 110
  • Liberia - 101
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo - 101

    The President therefore declared the following Members elected to the Executive Board:
  • Senegal
  • Kenya
  • Mozambique
  • Rwanda
  • Burkina Faso
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Swaziland

    Group V(b): three seats to be filled

    Absent: 3
    Abstentions: 0
    Invalid ballot papers: 2
    Number of votes cast: 166

    Names of Member States candidates and number of votes obtained by each, in decreasing order:
  • Algeria - 127
  • Egypt - 115
  • Jordan - 94
  • Yemen - 82
  • Iraq - 63

    The President therefore declared the following Members elected to the Executive Board:
  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Jordan

     
    In conclusion, the President congratulated all newly elected Members of the Executive Board and thanked the President of the polling station and the six tellers, Ms C. Seguin (France), Ms A. Veleva (Bulgaria), Ms R. Moreira de Lemoine (El Salvador), Ms R. Zia (Pakistan), Mr. C. Vieira, (Guinea Bissau) and Mr. I El Ghali (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya), for the time and effort they had devoted to overseeing the electoral exercise. The newly elected Members of the Board are invited to attend an information meeting on 1 November at 4.30 pm. in Room X.

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