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UN secretary-general race: What’s really behind the straw poll results?

Leaked results from last week’s second straw poll for the UN secretary-general (SG) race show António Guterres, a former Portuguese prime minister turned UN refugee chief, still in the lead. Guterres garnered an impressive 11 ‘encourage’ votes but has picked up two ‘discourage’ votes since the first poll, leaving the contest open to more twists and turns, especially if either ‘discourage’ vote came from one of the Security Council’s veto-wielding permanent five (P5) members.
The results also show a Security Council growing more discriminating in its voting. Excluding the results for Croatia’s Vesna Pusić, who withdrew after the first poll, …read more

Source: Lowy Institute for International Policy

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