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South Korea's Kim Jong-yang elected as Interpol chief

The official to serve in this office for two years
10:50, 21 November 2018

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Kim Jong-yang, a high-rank police officer of Korean origin has been elected as the new chief of Interpol. This is mentioned in the message posted on Twitter.

The official is to serve in this office for two years, until late 2020.

Previously, Interpol had to re-elect the chairman after the-then chief Meng Hongwei went missing. Later, it was reported that China conducted an investigation into a corruption case where Meng was involved.

Aleksandr Prokopchuk, Major General of the Russian police was a favorite of the elections. In 2006 - 2011, he served as deputy head of the National Central Bureau of Interpol of Russia’s Internal Ministry. Then, he became the head of this organization. In 2016, the Major General became the Vice-President of Interpol.
Ukraine's Interior Minister and the Ukrainian delegation in Interpol decisively condemned Prokopchuk's possible election into this office; the Ukrainian side insisted that the Interpol might end up as a tool in the hands of Russian leader Vladimir Putin.  

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