UN Gets New Secretary-General

Antonio Guterres


The United Nations (U.N.) Security Council has formally endorsed Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres as the next U.N. Secretary-General thereby succeeding Mr Ban Ki Moon. 
Following a decisive round of voting in the council, the veteran politician and diplomat prevailed with 13 votes in favor of his candidacy, none objecting and two votes of “no opinion.” 
In the formal vote, the council approved him by acclamation, adopting a resolution recommending him to the General Assembly, which will pro forma approve his nomination next week.
Reports say Mr Guterres was not present in New York for the vote, but spoke briefly in Lisbon saying he feels humbled and grateful that he has been selected.

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