Guterres tops UN chief straw poll, Clark stays in

Monday's results from a closed-door Security Council session show former Portuguese Prime Minister António Guterres, a consistent front-runner in the race for secretary-general, still in the lead. UNDP Administrator Helen Clark finished in the bottom third of the poll, but vowed to stay in the race.

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    Amy Lieberman is the U.N. Correspondent for Devex. She covers the United Nations and reports on global development and politics. Amy previously worked as a freelance reporter, covering the environment, human rights, immigration, and health across the U.S. and in more than 10 countries, including Colombia, Mexico, Nepal, and Cambodia. Her coverage has appeared in the Guardian, the Atlantic, Slate, and the Los Angeles Times. A native New Yorker, Amy received her master’s degree in politics and government from Columbia’s School of Journalism.