Interpol Elects South Korean as President and Rejects Russian Contender
Interpol Elects South Korean as President and Rejects Russian Contender. South Korean Kim Jong-yang will be the brand-new chairman of Interpol.
He was the victor in a vote at a conference in Dubai. Delegates of the 194 member states of the international police force attend there.
Kim is the successor of the Chinese Meng Hongwei. It disappeared earlier this year during a visit to China. Later it turned out that Meng had been detained there on doubt of corruption.
Kim Jong-yang has been acting chairman of the organisation since the commencement of October.
The election of South Korean Kim is a failure for Russia. The Russian Vice President of Interpol Aleksander Prokopchuk, no stranger to Russian President Vladimir Putin, was the ideal to win the mostly ceremonial top function.
Critics were worried and feared that the Kremlin would abuse its placement.