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Race for Next UN Chief Enters Decisive Phase

The race for the next U.N. Secretary-General enters a decisive phase on Wednesday, as the U.N. Security Council moves to the next level of voting. The 15-member council is tasked with recommending a candidate for endorsement by the 193-member General Assembly. Since late July, the council has held five rounds of “straw polls” – informal and anonymous balloting to gauge members’ enthusiasm about the 10 candidates. In all five rounds, Portugal’s former Prime Minister Antonio Guterres,...

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