Rounding out Friday’s proceedings was the members at large elections with 10 positions available from 20 candidates.

In the first round, Japan’s Yasushi Yamawaki, the United Arab Emirates’ Mohammed Alhameli and Great Britain’s Tim Reddish all secured their places.

Each member cast up to 10 votes for their preferred candidates, but were not required to vote for a full 10.

Yamawaki, Alhameli and Reddish achieved the required absolute majority of 82 votes with tallies of 123, 102 and 87 respectively.

Hungary’s László Szabó, Pakistan’s Imran Shami, India’s Rao Inderjit Singh, Australia’s Robyn Smith and the United States’ Joe Walsh were all eliminated after the first round.

In the ensuing rounds, the number of nominees to proceed were the number of positions remaining vacant, plus five.

The nominee with the least number of votes after each round did not proceed to the next.

The second round saw Italy’s Luca Pancalli, South Korea’s Sung Il Kim and South Africa’s Debra Alexander all earn their spots.

They achieved the required absolute majority of 82 votes with tallies of 85, 84 and 83 respectively.

Belgium’s Anne d’Ieteren was eliminated.

In the third round, the US’ Marianna “Muffy” Davis was elected after achieving the required absolute majority of 82 votes with 84.

Germany’s Karl Quade was eliminated.

The fourth round saw Angola’s Leonel da Rocha Pinto, the African Paralympic Committee President, elected after achieving the required absolute majority of 82 votes with 84.

Singapore’s Kevin Wong was eliminated.

In round five, none of the remaining candidates achieved the required absolute majority of 82 votes with Colombia’s Juan Pablo Salazar on 80, The Netherlands’ Rita van Driel on 77, China’s Jia Yong on 63 and Morocco’s Hamid El Aouni on 57.

El Aouni subsequently dropped out with the three other candidates going forward to a re-vote.

The composition of the Governing Board was complete after the sixth round as Salazar and Van Driel both achieved the required absolute majority of 82 votes with 96 and 94 respectively.

Yong missed out after garnering 81 votes.

Daniel Etchells