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Portugal’s Guterres Leads Race for Next UN Chief

Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres is holding on to his lead in the race to become the United Nation’s next secretary-general.   The U.N. Security Council held a second round of “straw polls” – informal ballots – on Friday, and diplomats with knowledge of the results said Guterres topped the pack of 11 contenders with 11 votes “encouraging” his candidacy, two “discouraging” it and two expressing “no opinion” on it.   Guterres has impressed many member states with...

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