Peter Thomson elected UNGA president for 71st session
Q. Who has been elected UNGA President for 71st session?- Published on 16 Jun 16
a. Peter Smith
b. Peter Jones
c. Peter McClelland
d. None of the above
ANSWER: None of the above
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 13 June 2016 elected Peter Thomson, Permanent Representative of Fiji, as President of its upcoming 71st session.
- Thomson was elected in a rare secret ballot vote.
- He defeated Andreas Mavroyiannis of Cyprus by a secret-ballot vote of 94 to 90, with one abstention.
- The Fiji representative will replace current General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft.