Gueterres binds solid in 4th check for subsequent U.N. chief

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01:57 10 Sep 2016

NEW YORK, Sept. 9, Kyodo

Former primary apportion of Portugal Antonio Guterres is still heading a competition for a subsequent U.N. secretary ubiquitous with Miroslav Lajcak of Slovakia progressing second place for a second time in a quarrel after tip votes were expel on Friday.

Guterres, once a former U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, perceived 12 inspire votes, dual daunt votes and one no opinion. This was one some-more certain opinion than a final count. He has been a personality via a routine so far.

So distant 4 straw polls, that are carried out in secret, have been reason and a subsequent straw check is scheduled to take place on Sept. 26.

The Slovakian apportion of unfamiliar and European affairs in a latest turn garnered 10 approbation votes, 4 no votes and one no opinion. Like Guterres, he also gained one some-more certain vote.

Vuk Jeremic, Serbia’s former unfamiliar minister, confirmed third position, gaining 9 certain votes — dual some-more than final time — 4 disastrous votes and dual no opinions.

Argentina’s Foreign Minister Susanna Malcorra and UNESCO’s Director General Irina Bokova from Bulgaria both perceived 7 inspire votes to reason fifth place in a competition of 10 candidates.

It is still misleading that of a 15 members are troublesome a possibilities and that will not turn transparent until a initial opinion with colored ballots will be reason subsequent month.


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