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Rafael Grossi elected as IAEA Director General

AtomInfo.Ru, PUBLISHED 29.10.2019

Rafael Mariano Grossi of Argentina today received the majority required in an IAEA Board of Governors ballot to be appointed new Director General, the Agency's website said.

In a closed session, Mr Grossi received the support of 24 Members of the 35-nation Board of Governors, ahead of RomaniaТs Cornel Feruta with 10 votes. A further Board meeting open to all IAEA Member States will be held on Wednesday to appoint Mr Grossi.

The Board of Governors decision will be submitted for approval to the IAEA General Conference, which consists of representatives of all 171 Member States.

Topics: IAEA

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