Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann successor chosen

Ali Abdessalam Treki, Libya's minister for AU affairs, was elected as the president of the 64th session of the UN General Assembly at a plenary meeting of the 192-member body on Wednesday.

Treki, whose candidacy was supported by the 53-nation African Union, was elected by acclamation at the plenary meeting.

He will replace the current UN General Assembly president, Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann of Nicaragua, when the next assembly session convenes on Sept. 15.

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