Portugal's Guterres still leads race for U.N. chief after fourth ballot

September 9, 2016 3:59 PM

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Portugal's Guterres still leads race for U.N. chief after fourth ballot

UNITED NATIONS Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres still leads the race to become the next United Nations Secretary-General after a fourth U.N. Security Council secret ballot on Friday, diplomats said.

The 15-member council cast a ballot for each of the remaining 10 candidates, and the choices are: encourage, discourage or no opinion. Guterres received 12 encourage, two discourage and one no opinion, diplomats said.

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