Delegates attending Interpol's General Assembly have elected Kim Jong Yang of the Republic of Korea as the Organization's new President.

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"The General Assembly democratically elects the President and other Executive Committee members on a one-country-one-vote basis, with each vote carrying equal weight," Interpol said on its website.

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The role of the President is to chair the General Assembly and Executive Committee sessions. The day-to-day running of Interpol's General Secretariat is the role of the Secretary General.

Meeting in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, from November 18-21, the 87th session of the General Assembly comprised some 1,000 senior law enforcement officials from 180 countries.