Former Portuguese PM Antonio Guterres officially nominated to be next UN chief
The 15-member council unanimously adopted a resolution formally presenting Guterres as their choice during a closed-door session.
The UN General Assembly’s 193 member-states are now expected to approve Guterres as Ban’s successor at a vote expected to take place next week.
Guterres, 67, would replace Ban Ki-moon, 72, of South Korea, who will step down at the end of 2016 after serving two terms. Guterres was prime minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002.
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