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>> Interpol, the world's largest international law enforcement organization poised on Wednesday to elect a senior security official from Russia as it's next President. Alexander Prokopchuk, the current Vice-President of Interpol. Faces strong opposition from lawmakers around the globe, who accuse Russia of already abusing Interpol to settle scores and harass dissidents.
Other Kremlin critics say Prokopchuk, a former major general in Russia's interior ministry, takes orders directly from Vladimir Putin.>> There is probably no more inappropriate person than this person. And there's no more inappropriate country to have any type of leadership position at Interpol than Russia.>> Earlier this week, a group of US Senators publicly opposed the candidacy of Prokopchuk, which the Kremlin said amounted to election meddling.
> Lawmakers in Lithuania approving a motion on Tuesday requiring the country's government to consider withdrawing from Interpol. If Russia's candidate gets the post.>> He's the person who was dealing so many problems for Interpol during the last few years. Now it's impossible to see him as a new chief of Interpol.
Wednesday's vote in Dubai to elect a new president comes after incumbent Meng Hongwei of China went missing in September. Beijing leader said it had detained him in connection with an investigation and a bribery and other violations. If elected on Wednesday Prokopchuk will serve out the last two years of Hongwei's original four year term.