Interpol selects alternative leader instead of Russian front runner

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In this photo provided by South Korea National Police Agency, South Korea’s Kim Jong Yang speaks during the 87th Interpol General Assembly in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Kim was elected as Interpol’s president on Wednesday, edging out a longtime veteran of Russia’s security services who was strongly opposed by other nations. (South Korea National Police Agency/pool via AP)

The international police organization Interpol has a new President and it’s not who Russia wanted.

It’s Kim Jong-yang of South Korea.

He defeated a veteran of Russia’s security services, who was considered the front-runner.

CGTN’s Mariam Zaidi reports.

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