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Russian official expected to become new Interpol head

The international police organisation, Interpol, is to elect a new president on Wednesday -- with a Russian police general widely expected to win the vote. Alexander Prokopchuk is one of only two official candidates. US Congressmen have accused Mr Prokopchuk of having abused his position as a vice-president of Interpol to help Moscow target political opponents. Russia has accused the United States of interfering in an election. Louise Shelley is a professor at George Mason University in Virginia.

(Picture: Alexander Prokopchuk, Russian candidate to head Interpol. Credit: Reuters)

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