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    Former Portuguese PM António Guterres Poised to Be Next U.N. Head

    He’s been chosen. Portugal’s António Guterres has the Security Council’s unanimous vote to be the next U.N. Secretary General. A long-time member of Portugal’s Socialist Party and the country’s prime minister from 1999 to 2005, Guterres is a relevant choice: He was the U.N. high commissioner for refugees for 10 years. He has been selected from a 13-strong candidate pool and must now be confirmed by the General Assembly to take over the role held by South Korea’s Ban Ki-moon since 2007.

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