Guterres received 13 “encourage” votes, no “discourage” votes and two “no opinion” votes.
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The Security Council unanimously agreed Wednesday that Portugal's former Prime Minister Antonio Guterres should be the next secretary-general of the United Nations.Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin made the announcement to reporters surrounded by the 14 other council ambassadors after they held a sixth informal poll of the 10 candidates behind closed doors.For the first time this year, the General Assembly's members held two-hour question-and-answer sessions with all 13 candidates who entered the race, and in the eyes of many diplomats Guterres performed best.The sixth informal poll Wednesday morning was the first to use colored ballots to distinguish the votes of the five veto-wielding Security Council members – the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France.Churkin paid tribute to all 13 candidates who entered the race before announcing the Security Council's support for Guterres.
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