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Khattab says election ongoing، ‘almost in middle’

Wednesday 11/October/2017 - 11:05 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmed Mohsin
Egyptian human rights advocate and Egypt candidate Moushira Khattab for the coming UNESCO director-general said that the election process still ongoing and in its middle، pointing out that Egypt vote tally has rose، while the Qatari rival lost 2 votes.

She said that she will continue the race to the end with determination and firm will.

The third round of the UN Educational، Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) secret-ballot voting results has been announced، no candidate was able to win the race for the new UNESCO director-general in the thrid run-offs.

Khattab remained in third place، but received one more vote than the previous night، bringing her tally up to 13.

During three rounds، no candidate has acquired the 30 necessary votes of 58-member Executive Board to replaced Irina Bokova، whose tenure expires at the end of the year.

The vote would continue to a four round on Thursday if the 30-vote quota was not met a decisive fifth round will be held on Friday including the top two candidate from the fourth round.

France and Qatar's candidates shared first place with 18، Khattab of Egypt finished third with 13 votes، leaving Qian Tang of China in the fourth place with 5 votes and Lebanon’s Vera El Khoury came in the rock bottom with 4 votes.

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