Tuesday

17th Jan 2017

Ticker

Portugal's Guterres set to become UN chief

Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres is set to become the next UN secretary general after none of the five UN Security Council veto-powers voted against him in a secret ballot on Wednesday. The Security Council still needs to formally adopt a resolution on his nomination Thursday. EU commissioner Kristalina Georgieva was also up for the position, but Guterres won 13 votes out of 15 in the Security Council.

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