The race to become the next United Nations secretary-general has reached its conclusion. After months of extensive speculation and uncertainty, the Security Council informally announced that former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres has been chosen for the job, with a formal vote scheduled for tomorrow. WPR columnist Richard Gowan has closely followed the race to succeed Ban Ki-moon. This compilation of his analysis assesses the organization that Guterres will inherit and explains what’s at stake moving forward.
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Getting to Guterres