Portugal’s Duarte Pacheco elected as President of IPU for 2020-23

Portugal MP,  Duarte Pacheco has won the elections for the post the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). The term of the Duarte Pacheco will be from 2020-2023. He will be the 30th President of the IPU and will succeed Mexican MP Gabriela Cuevas Barron who completed the tenure in October 2020.

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Candidates from four countries were in the race for elections. The other three participants were Pakistan’s Muhammad Sanjrani, Uzbekistan’s Akmal Saidov and Canada’s Pakistani origin Salma Ataullahjan.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is based in Geneva, Switzerland,
  • Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU): founded in 1889.
  • It consists of representatives from the National Parliaments of 179 countries.

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