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UK gets Deputy Secretary-General of ITU

UK gets Deputy Secretary-General of ITU
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Nigeria’s Shola Taylor today polled 64 votes in a fresh round of election in which Malcolm Johnson of United Kingdom was elected Deputy Secretary-General of International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Johnson won with 104 votes of 168 countries that were present and voting in which the required majority was 85, according to ITU

Position of the Deputy General of the ITU was keenly contested and a fresh round of voting was held today at the ongoing ITU’s 19th Plenipotentiary Conference underway in Busan, Korea.

Also on a first and final round of the elections held today, the Directors of the three ITU Bureaux were elected as follows:

Director of the ITU’s Radiocommunication Bureau
François Rancy of France was elected Director of ITU’s Radiocommunication Bureau with 166 votes. 166 countries were present and voting and the required majority was 84.

Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau
Chaesub Lee of Republic of Korea was elected Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau with 87 votes. 169 countries were present and voting and the required majority was 85. Bilel Jamoussi of Tunisia received 50 votes and Ahmet Erdinç Çavuşoğlu of Turkey received 32 votes.

Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau
Brahima Sanou of Burkina Faso was elected Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau with 166 votes. 166 countries were present and voting and the required majority was 84.

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