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U.N. Security Council Selects António Guterres To Succeed Ban Ki-Moon As Next U.N. Secretary General

New York Times: Security Council Backs António Guterres to Be Next U.N. Secretary General
“The United Nations Security Council reached a surprisingly swift consensus Wednesday on its choice for the next secretary general of the United Nations: António Guterres, a former prime minister of Portugal…” (Sengupta, 10/5).

Wall Street Journal: U.N. Security Council Chooses António Guterres as Secretary General
“…Wednesday’s announcement came after months of deliberations in which Mr. Guterres, the 67-year-old former head of U.N.’s refugee organization, emerged as a leading candidate in all of the Security Council’s straw polls…” (Fassihi, 10/5).

Washington Post: Former prime minister of Portugal poised to become U.N. secretary general
“…The full 193-member General Assembly is scheduled to vote Thursday on the Security Council’s recommendation that Guterres succeed South Korean Ban Ki-moon when he steps down at the end of the year after two five-year terms. … The victory of Guterres … came after five straw polls taken this year among General Assembly members. Guterres — who is fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese and often described as a consummate diplomat — came out on top every time…” (Morello, 10/5).

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