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IAEA / Four Countries Nominate Candidates For Director-General

By David Dalton
9 September 2019

Four Countries Nominate Candidates For Director-General
The governments of Argentina, Burkina Faso, Romania and Slovakia have submitted candidates for the post of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s director-general to the agency’s board of governors.

Argentina has nominated Mr Rafael Mariano Grossi; Burkina Faso has nominated Mr Lassina Zerbo’ Romania has nominated Mr Cornel Feruţă; and Slovakia has nominated Ms Marta Žiaková.

The four candidates were nominated following the death in July of director-general Yukiya Amano. The IAEA said 5 September was the closing date for the receipt of nominations.

The board expects to appoint a director-general in October. To be appointed, a candidate must secure a two-thirds majority in the 35-member IAEA board of governors.

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