Portugal's Guterres poised to be next U.N. chief - diplomats

Portugal's Guterres poised to be next U.N. chief - diplomats
 

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres is poised to become the next United Nations Secretary-General after none of the five U.N. Security Council veto powers voted against him in a sixth secret ballot on Wednesday, diplomats said.
The 15-member Security Council cast secret ballots for each of the 10 candidates with the choices of encourage, discourage or no opinion. Guterres received 13 encourage votes and two no opinion votes.
"Today after our sixth straw poll we have a clear favourite and his name is Antonio Guterres," Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told... read more

 
5 October 2016 in World News, Views: 55
Source: Reuters
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