2016-10-06 07:32:00

Antonio Guterres set to be next UN head

(Vatican Radio) Antonio Guterres has won the UN Security Council's sixth straw poll to find a successor to Ban Ki Moon as Secretary General.

The former Portuguese Prime Minister was the clear winner in the informal vote, which was colour coded for the first time, to mark out the ballots of the permanent five members from the ten elected ones.

It means former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark is now out of the running, and Mr. Guterres is likely to be voted in formally by the Security Council on Thursday.

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