18 october 2017 IPU elects new President

On the final day of the 137th IPU Assembly, the IPU Governing Council elected a new President of the IPU. .

The candidates for the presidency were Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Senate of the United Mexican States Gabriela Cuevas Barron and member of the Senate of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay Yvonne Passada. Through a majority of 287 votes, Gabriela Cuevas Barron was elected new President of the IPU.

In her inaugural speech, she thanked the participants for their trust and called on all the participants to stand together in order to change the world for the better thereby enhancing the significance of the IPU in the international arena.