UN General Assembly elects new president

Slovak diplomat Miroslav Lajcak was elected President of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.

He was the only candidate for the position and received the votes of all 193 Assembly members. Mr Lajcak was Slovak Ambassador to Japan from 1994 to 1998. Last year, he ran for the office of UN Secretary General. Lajcak will replace current president Peter Thomson, a Fijian diplomat, to lead the Assembly's 72nd session beginning in September.

Source: VOV5