1. Portugal’s Guterres clears hurdle to be next UN chief

Portugal’s Guterres clears hurdle to be next UN chief

Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres was poised to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations following a sixth straw poll by the Security Council, diplomats said today.

By: | United Nations | Published: October 5, 2016 9:45 PM
Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres was poised to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations following a sixth straw poll by the Security Council, diplomats said today. (Reuters) Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres was poised to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations following a sixth straw poll by the Security Council, diplomats said today. (Reuters)

Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres was poised to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations following a sixth straw poll by the Security Council, diplomats said today.

Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told reporters that Guterres was the “clear favorite” and announced a formal vote by the council tomorrow to confirm the choice of nominee.

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