The UN security Council held a third round of elections of the new Secretary General, which again defeated the former Prime Minister of Portugal antónio Guterres. About it reports Reuters.

For the Portuguese voted on 11 of the 15 members of the security Council. The vote occurred behind closed doors. Three members of the security Council spoke out against the candidacy Guterres, and one country abstained. What country was it – no information. Guterres has held first place by results of voting on 21 July and 5 August.

For the candidate from the Kremlin, UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova voted seven-member Council to vote against it – five.

According to the procedure, a new Secretary General will be the candidate in respect of whom a consensus of all members of the security Council. The next rounds of voting on the nomination of the UN Secretary General will host in September.

The Secretary-General is elected for a term of five years, renewable.

The eighth UN Secretary-General ban Ki-moon on this post is from 2007. At the end of 2016 he will retire.

Guterres, from 1995 to 2002 he held the position of Prime Minister of Portugal, and from 2005 to 2015 was the UN high Commissioner for refugees.

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Guterres took first place in the third round of elections of the UN Secretary-General 30.08.2016

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