Breaking: France’s Azoulay wins UNESCO director general election

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The United Nations’ cultural agency has selected France’s Audrey Azoulay as its new director general, two diplomatic sources said on Friday.

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UNESCO’s executive board voted 30 to 28 in favor of Azoulay, a former French culture minister, against Qatar’s Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari.

It will now be put forward for approval to UNESCO’s 195 members on Nov. 10.

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