23 June 2019, Rome, Italy - FAO Director-General Elect Qu Dongyu addressing the Plenary following elections held during the 41st FAO Conference. Qu Dongyu received a total of 108 votes out of 191 votes cast, constituting a majority in the first round. The election took place today during the 41st session of the FAO Conference (22-29 June 2019), the highest governing body of the Organization. FAO headquarters. (Plenary Hall).