Kim Jong-yang was elected the new Chief of Interpol

Highlights:

  • Interim President Kim Jong-yang was elected to a two-year term at the helm of the international police agency in a vote on 21 November 2018.
  • He defeated Aleksandr Prokopchuk, a Russian police general, who was strongly opposed by the United States, Britain, and other European states.
  • The election was needed to replace Interpol's former president, Meng Hongwei.
  • He was China's vice minister of public security and who went missing while on a trip to China in September 2018. China later Meng resigned after being charged with accepting bribes.