Kremlin says there was clear pressure on Interpol vote: Agencies

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Reuters Moscow, Russia Nov 21, 2018, 04.03 PM (IST)

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that clear outside pressure had been exerted on a vote to elect a new head of Interpol, but that it did not see any factors that would render the election illegitimate, Russian news agencies reported. 

International police body Interpol elected Kim Jong-yang of South Korea as its president for a two-year term on Wednesday, beating a Russian national whose candidacy raised concerns in the West about the risk of Kremlin interference.

The Kremlin regretted that Russia`s candidate did not win, spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency.

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International police body Interpol elected Kim Jong-yang of South Korea as its president for a two-year term on Wednesday, beating a Russian national whose candidacy raised concerns in the West about the risk of Kremlin interference.