FRANCE 24 meets Bulgarian Irina Bokova, the newly elected head of UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) who beat Egypt's controversial culture minister, Farouk Hosni, in a hotly disputed race.
Benita Ferrero-Waldner, the European Commissioner for External Relations, pulled out of the UNESCO director-general race Sunday after three rounds of voting failed to deliver a winner. Egyptian culture minister Farouk Hosni is the frontrunner.
After failing to get the required 30 votes in Saturday’s third round of voting, Egyptian culture minister Farouk Hosni faces a fourth round for the job as UNESCO’s director-general. Hosni’s bid has been clouded by anti-Semitism allegations.
After failing to get the required 30 votes to get the job as UNESCO’s director-general, Egyptian culture minister Farouk Hosni faces a third round of voting Saturday. Hosni's bid for the post has been clouded by anti-Semitism allegations.
In this edition: the neighbours' reaction when an Arab moves into a Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem; a look at the row over Egypt's UNESCO candidacy; and in Egypt, a trip aboard one of Cairo's traffic-beating tuk-tuks.
Having failed to garner a clear majority in the first two rounds of voting, Egypt's controversial minister of culture, Farouk Hosni, is facing a third round of voting on his candidacy for the post of UNESCO director-general.
In Cairo, the authorities allegedly target Shiite groups, who themselves stand accused of being linked to Iran and of trying to destabilise Egyptian society. The Shiites claim they are just trying to follow their branch of Islam.
Egypt's controversial minister of culture, Farouk Hosni, won 22 votes out of 57 in the first round of voting on his candidacy for the post of UNESCO director-general. Having failed to garner a clear majority, voting goes to a second round on Friday.