Interpol not headed by Russian after all
The previous organization chief, Meng Hongwei, resigned after being detained in China on suspicion of corruption.
Kim Jong Yang of South Korea has been elected the new Interpol president, the press service of the international organization reported on Twitter. Major General of the Police, Alexander Prokopchuk, had been another favored candidate for the position. The Russian was the vice-president of the organization.
The Times said that Lithuania and Ukraine opposed the idea of a Russian as the Interpol chief and said they would leave the organization if he was elected.
The president of Interpol is elected every two years. The previous chief, Meng Hongwei, resigned after being detained in China on suspicion of corruption.