The UN security Council of the Portuguese Antonio Guterres, called “the clear favorite” for the post of Secretary General
The UN Security Council unanimously chosen by the UN high Commissioner for refugees, 66-year-old Portuguese Antonio Guterres on
the post of UN Secretary-General, reports ABC
News. Wednesday, October 5, during the sixth preliminary
a vote for a candidate Guterres is not vetoed, none of the five
countries – permanent members of the security Council having this right, reports
Reuters, citing diplomatic sources.
The official vote will take place on the morning of 6 October at 10:00 (17:00
Moscow time), quoted by RIA
The “news” Russia’s Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin, who
heads the security Council in October. “Today, after six preliminary
voting we have a clear favorite. His name is antónio Guterres,” the
said Churkin. “We decided to hold a formal vote tomorrow
in the morning. I hope that it will be approved unanimously,” he added. After that, the candidate Guterres has to be approved by the General
Portuguese politician received 13 votes in favor, no votes against, two abstained, informs Agency Bloomberg
with reference to the performance Churkin before the 15 members of the Council.
The socialist antónio Guterres, from 1995 to 2002 he held the position
Prime Minister of Portugal. In 2005 he became UN high Commissioner
for refugees, in 2016 this post is the Italian Filippo Grandi. The
The Telegraph notes that Guterres provided support for this
experience: the new head of the UN will have to manage the organization in a difficult time
the crisis in Syria, Yemen and Libya, as well as the global migration crisis.
Election of the Secretary General started in the headquarters of UN in new York on July 27. On
this post claimed more than a dozen candidates, including
current and former Ministers and leaders. Prior
a vote brought in the leaders Guterres. Fifth interim secret
a preliminary vote was held on September 27, and he was
the only candidate passing the minimum of nine
votes. His candidacy was supported by 12 Board members, two
voted against and one abstained.
The current UN Secretary ban Ki-moon held this post for two
the five-year term, the second one expires on 1 January 2017.