22-09-2021 04:32 AM Jerusalem Timing

Portugal’s Guterres Takes Lead in First Vote for UN Chief

Portugal’s Guterres Takes Lead in First Vote for UN Chief

Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres took the lead in the first straw poll vote on Thursday to pick the next UN secretary-general, diplomats said.

GuterresPortugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres took the lead in the first straw poll vote on Thursday to pick the next UN secretary-general, diplomats said.

Slovenia's former president Danilo Turk came second in the secret vote by the UN Security Council to choose a successor to Ban Ki-moon.