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.

Voting took place in secret mode. Three voted against, and one abstaining. What country was it – no information.

For the candidate from the Kremlin 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 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. In 2005 he became UN high Commissioner for refugees.

See also: Ex-Prime Minister of Portugal in the lead after the first round of the election of the UN Secretary-General

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Guterres was defeated in the third round at the election of the UN Secretary-General 30.08.2016

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