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UN Security Council set to choose SKorean FM to succeed Annan

The Security Council meets Monday to formally designate South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-Moon as its choice to succeed Kofi Annan as UN secretary general. The outcome of Monday’s formal vote is a foregone conclusion as Ban, who won four informal straw polls by a wide margin in the council since July, is the only remaining candidate for the coveted, high-profile diplomatic job. His six rivals have all withdrawn from the race since Ban’s decisive win in last Monday’s poll, when he was backed by 14 of the 15 council members, including all five veto-wielding permanent members — Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States. Full Story

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