Security Council weighs support for Guterres’ second term as UN chief

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The United Nations Security Council plans to discuss on Tuesday whether to support Antonio Guterres in his bid for a second term as UN secretary general. It is likely that the 15-member UN body will vote in favour of the 72-year-old Portuguese diplomat. In the past few years, Guterres has managed to maintain good relations with the powerful veto powers: the United States, China, Russia, Britain and France; moreover, there is no official opposing candidate. A council recommendation is considered a crucial hurdle for Guterres to be confirmed by the General Assembly for another five years in the …

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