PP-14 Highlights: Conference completes elections of top ITU executives

Week one of the conference ended with the elections on 24 October of Malcolm Johnson as the next Deputy Secretary-General of ITU, François Rancy re-elected as Director of ITU’s Radiocommunication Bureau, Brahima Sanou re-elected as Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau, and Chaesub Lee elected as Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau. Secretary-General Elect Houlin Zhao was elected on 23 October.

Malcolm Johnson of the United Kingdom was elected Deputy Secretary-General of ITU with 104 votes in the fourth round of voting. In this round, 168 countries were present and voting and the required majority was 85. Runner-up Shola Taylor of Nigeria received 64 votes.

Elections for the post of Deputy Secretary-General began on 23 October, with five candidates standing for the position. Apart from Malcolm Johnson and Shola Taylor were Magdalena Gaj of Poland, Bruce Gracie of Canada, and Fatimetou Mohamed-Saleck of Mauritania…

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