The fourth round of the UN Educational، Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) secret-ballot voting has just kicked off after the withdrawal of China's candidate in favor of Egypt’s candidate Ambassador Moushira Khattab
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.
Khattab had 13 votes in its tally، with the Chinese candidate’s withdrawal she has the chance to garner at least 18 votes in the upcoming fourth round.
During three round، 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 continued to four rounds، if the 30-vote quota was not met tonight، the election will be continued to a decisive fifth round، be held on Friday، including the top two candidate from the fourth round.
If two or more candidates receive the same number of votes in the final ballot، the chairman shall draw lots to decide between them.
Egyptian human rights advocate Moushira Khattab ended in third place after the second round، but received one more vote than the previous first، bringing her tally up to 12.
Six candidates from France، China، Vietnam، Egypt، Qatar and Lebanon are in the running for the leadership of the organisation، after three of the initial contenders withdrew.