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    THE GOVERNORS OF THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK HAVE RE-ELECTED MR. MAMOUN BEHEIRY PRESIDENT OF THE?

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    THE GOVERNORS OF THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK HAVE RE-ELECTED MR. MAMOUN BEHEIRY PRESIDENT OF THE BANK FOR A SECOND TERM OF OFFICE.

    MR. BEHEIRY'S ELECTION TOOK PLACE ON THURSDAY EVENING DURING THE ANNUAL GOVERNORS' MEETING AT FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE. A SECRET VOTE WAS TAKEN BY THE DELEGATES. HE WON A TWO THIRDS MAJORITY.

    THE DECISION CAME AFTER A HEATED DEBATE WHICH HAD BEGUN TWO DAYS BEFORE. THE CENTRAL ISSUE WAS AN INFRINGEMENT OF THE RULE OR PROCEDURE ON ELECTION, WHICH IT WAS ALLEGED HAD BEEN COMMITTED AT THE 1968 MEETING OF GOVERNORS. SOME DELEGATES CHALLENGED THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE SUMMARY REPORTS OF THE 1968 CONFERENCE--WHICH CONTAINED A REQUEST TO MR. BEHEIRY TO REMAIN IN OFFICE FOR ANOTHER TERM WHEN HIS FIVE YEARS AS PRESIDENT EXPIRED IN NOVEMBER.

    AS A RESULT OF THE CONTROVERSY, MR. BEHEIRY ANNOUNCED HIS INTENTION TO STAND DOWN AS PRESIDENT AT THE END OF HIS TERM, BEFORE THURSDAY EVENING'S ELECTION CONCLAVE.

    HE WAS ASKED TO RECONSIDER HIS DECISION BY THE CAMEROUN DELEGATE, BUT MADE NO STATEMENT BEFORE THE ELECTION.

    NOW, HE WILL CONTINUE FOR ANOTHER FIVE YEAR TERM. IN A STATEMENT AFTER THE VOTE, EVERY DELEGATE, INCLUDING THOSE WHO HAD VOTED AGAINST THE RESOLUTION RE-ELECTING HIM--INDICATED THEIR 'ABSOLUTE CONFIDENCE' IN MR. BEHEIRY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1HT26WWQKL74WAQ14MEDY9CDU
    Media URN:
    VLVA1HT26WWQKL74WAQ14MEDY9CDU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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