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UNESCO President Vote: Audrey Azoulay Head-to-Head with Former Qatari Minister

UNESCO President Vote: Audrey Azoulay Head-to-Head with Former Qatari Minister

While UNESCO's general assembly must sign off month on the executive board's leadership pick, but officials said the confirmation vote typically is a formality.

The Chinese candidate Tang Qian, who serves as UNESCO's Assistant-Director General for Education, and Lebanese worldwide law expert Vera El Khoury respectively had five and four votes only.

She will be UNESCO's second female chief and its second French chief after Rene Maheu, UNESCO's director general from 1961-74.

French Jewish candidate Audrey Azoulay beat out her Egyptian competition for the right to compete in the final round of voting for the position of UNESCO director-general on Friday evening.

The next stage of voting will be held on Thursday.

Arab countries have long wanted to lead UNESCO.

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UNESCO has previously had European, Asian, African and American chiefs, but never an Arab one since the organization was founded in 1945 following World War II to promote world peace through culture.

The victor to be selected on Friday will succeed outgoing Director-General Irina Bokova, whose 8-year term leading the United Nations cultural agency was marred by financial woes and criticism over Palestine's inclusion as a member.

The final vote between Azoulay and Al-Kawari will take place later on Friday, with a toss in case of a tie.

The fifth round of voting is likely to be held for selecting the new director-general without the condition of obtaining an absolute majority.

The agency's inclusion of Palestine as a member state in 2011 complicated this push, as did Qatar's diplomatic dispute with Arab neighbors over accusations of sponsoring Islamic extremism.

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