The Fifth and "Final" Round of Voting

Irina Gueorguieva Bokova (Bulgaria) and Farouk Hosny (Egypt) are the two remaining candidates in the election, after a tied vote in the fourth round on 21 September. The fifth and final round is scheduled to take place at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday 22 September.

According to the New York Times:
If the vote remains tied on Tuesday, the 193-member General Conference will choose a new director general next month, and Mr. Hosny is expected to win in the larger body, where Egypt is thought to have more influence.
Here are some articles following the tie on the 4th round:


4th Round a Tie, Ferrero-Waldner and Baki Withdrew

I just heard from three independent trusted sources in Paris that no one had received a majority in the fourth round of voting, and that the selection will go to a fifth round tomorrow. According to the rules, the voting tomorrow will be between the top two on today's vote.

Voting for the UNESCO Director General
Candidate Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
Farouk Hosny 22 23 25 29
Irina Bokova 8 8 13 29
Benita Ferrero-Waldner 7 9 11 0
Ivonne Baki 7 8 9 0
Ina Marciulionyte 3 4 0 0
Alexander Yakovenko 7 3 0 0
Noureini Tidjani-Serpos 2 2 0 0
Sospeter Muhongo 1 1 0 0
Mohammed Bedjaoui 0 0 0 0
Blank 1 0 0 0
Total 58 58 58 58


I heard a rumor that Ivonne Baki has withdrawn from the election for the new Director General of UNESCO. That would leave the voting among three candidates, Farouk Hosny, Irina Bokova and Mohammed Bedjaoui. The last of these three has not received a single vote in the first three rounds and would appear to be a very dark horse.