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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running5
Available position1
Total ballots30
Valid votes30
Invalid votes0


Round Chenglong Wang Yan Chen Afek Shamir Maria-Alexandra Iosif RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 1.00 19.00 10.00 0.00 4.00 15.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 15.00. Candidate Afek Shamir has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Afek Shamir.

Number of vacancies: 1


Yan Chen
Personally, I enjoy learning about different cultures and reading related social&international news which makes me interested in international relationship. I love discussing with friends about the latest international news, expressing our thoughts about specific action made by the authority of one country which may bring positive or negative impacts on international relationship etc.
Therefore, I hope this society could also be a lovely and friendly house for every members, we can voice our opinions freely and openly and respect diverse viewpoints just as the UCL being the 1st university in England to be open to students of any religion and background.
Maria-Alexandra Iosif
The perspective of gaining new insights into diplomatic affairs is what made me attend the events organized by the International Relations Society. The community that I found there is what motivates me to run for the position of President: their passion for global events along with the desire for a deep understanding of the world we live in in order to change it for the better.
This position comes with a great responsibility of ensuring good communication between the members of the board while developing creative events. As the former Secretary of the society, I believe I have acquired the knowledge behind the good functioning of an association. During the last three years, I was a volunteer and a group coordinator for a project that created book clubs for children from poor backgrounds in Romania, an experience that has equipped me with leadership skills, creativity, but most importantly empathy, essential qualities for this position.
As the President, I would like to keep the enthusiasm and the spirit of the former committee alive while developing new projects such as a series of talks focused on career advice. As an outreach officer for Impact Initiative, I have built valuable networking skills that will enable me to find partnerships with other clubs and societies in order to further diversify our events agenda and enlarge our audience.
It would be my greatest pleasure to continue working for a society and a community whose ideals I share and truly believe in.

Afek Shamir
Hey! I’m Afek, soon to be 2nd year Politics and IR student, and I am running to be President of the International Relations society. Why me? I am a politically curious, diligent, ambitious and sociable individual. I have held previous leadership positions as the Head Boy of my secondary school, and I am determined to make our society THE society to be in at UCL - friendly, active, diverse and career oriented. My experience in the International Relations society so far has been an extremely positive one! I have been a part of the Bentham Brooks Institute and joined our diverse online community. If you vote for me, I can promise that our presence will be known across campus and beyond. How am I going to achieve this? Simple:

1. I will bring world-renowned politicians, statesmen, journalists, and academics to talk to our society, here in London.
2. I will arrange visits to embassies, publications (The Economist and more), and organise trips to parliaments around the UK and maybe even to the EU.
3. I will organise formal balls, drunken pub crawls and ensure that the International Relations society will be your second home at UCL.
4. I will make sure that your career goals are a PRIORITY – mentors, applications advice, brand new society LinkedIn page and connections with the crème de la crème of the political sphere.
5. For those interested in journalism, I aim to create an IR-styled journal/magazine in collaboration with IR societies in LSE and Kings.

Chenglong Wang