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Marija Pejčinović-Burić elected Secretary General

Strasbourg 26 June 2019
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Marija Pejčinović-Burić elected Secretary General

The Parliamentary Assembly on 26 June elected Marija Pejcinovic Buric (Croatia) Secretary General of the Council of Europe for a five-year term beginning on 18 September 2019.

In the first round of the election Marija Pejčinović-Burić obtained 159 votes, an absolute majority, and Didier Reynders (Belgium) 105 votes. There were 264 votes cast.

Ms Pejčinović-Burić is Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia.