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Portugal’s Guterres Front-runner in Race for Next UN Chief

The lengthy process to select a new U.N. chief took another step forward Friday, as former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres reconfirmed his status as front-runner leading the pack of 10 candidates.   Diplomats with knowledge of the confidential Security Council vote told VOA that the 67-year-old Guterres secured 12 votes “encouraging” his candidacy, two “discouraging” it and one expressing “no opinion”.   Guterres has now dominated the informal vote known as a “straw...

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