UN Security Council says Antonio Guterres is its choice for secretary-general.

Antonio Guterres, High Commissioner for Refugees, pauses during a news conference for the launch of the Global Humanitarian Appeal 2016 at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland December 7, 2015. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File photo - RTSJ571

The UN Security Council says Portugal’s Antonio Guterres is its unanimous choice to be secretary-general.

Samantha Power, the U.S. envoy to the UN, tweeted the news.Guterres is the ninth person to hold the position. He replaces South Korea’s Ban Ki-moon, who is retiring.

Guterres, a former Portuguese prime minister,  also served as UN High Commissioner for Refugees

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