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António Guterres back in the day and with Angelina Jolie

António Guterres back in 1977 when he resembled Pancho Villa
 António Guterres, the former Portuguese prime minister, will be the next UN secretary general, after the security council agreed he should replace Ban Ki-moon at the beginning of next year.
In a rare show of unity, all 15 ambassadors from the security council emerged from the sixth in a series of straw polls to announce that they had agreed on Guterres, who was UN high commissioner for refugees for a decade, and that they would confirm the choice in a formal vote on Thursday.
“Today after our sixth straw poll we have a clear favourite and his name is António Guterres,” the Russian UN ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, told reporters with his 14 council colleagues standing behind him.
“We have decided to go to a formal vote tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock, and we hope it can be done by acclamation.” (theguardian.com)

UN Special Envoy for Refugees and actress Angelina Jolie, right, and then-UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres, left, brief the UN Security Council on Syria's refugee crisis, Friday, April 24, 2015.





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