Directorate-general of the UNESCO: The French Audrey Azoulay elected

The former minister of culture François Hollande, Audrey Azoulay. — NICOLAS MESSYASZ/SIPA

The former minister of culture Audrey Azoulay was elected director-general of UNESCO on Friday during a vote in Paris.

She was elected at the occasion of a 5th and final round of voting by the 58 members of the executive Board at 18 hours 30.

Several countries, including Egypt threatened to leave the insitution un if the applicant is qatari prevailed.

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