UAE's Ahmed Al Raisi elected Interpol president for 4-year term
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UAE’s Ahmed Al Raisi elected Interpol president for 4-year term

UAE’s Ahmed Al Raisi elected Interpol president for 4-year term

Al Raisi was elected following three rounds of voting

The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) has elected Major General Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, inspector general of the UAE’s Ministry of Interior, as its new president.

Al Raisi was elected following three rounds of voting. Under Article 16 of Interpol’s Constitution, ‘a two-thirds majority shall be required for the election of the president; should this majority not be obtained after the second ballot, a simple majority shall suffice.’

In the final round, the UAE candidate received 68.9 per cent of votes cast by member countries. As president, Al Raisi’s role during his four-year term will be to chair meetings of the executive committee which supervises the implementation of decisions taken at the General Assembly.

“It’s an honour to have been elected to serve as the next President of Interpol,” said Al Raisi. “Interpol is an indispensable organisation built on the strength of its partnerships. It is this collaborative spirit, united in mission, that I will continue to foster as we work to make a safer world for people and communities.”

The president and other executive committee members are elected by the General Assembly on a ‘one country one vote’ basis, with each vote carrying equal weight, according to a statement.

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