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Official: Chile's Bachelet frontrunner for UN post

Official: Chile's Bachelet frontrunner for UN post

Chile's former president Michelle Bachelet is the frontrunner to head the new U.N. umbrella organization to promote women's equality, several U.N. officials say.
Bachelet, who left the presidency in March with sky-high popularity ratings, initially told U.N. officials she didn't want to lead the new entity, to be known as "UN Women," because she wanted to remain active in Chilean politics, the officials said.
But in recent weeks she changed her mind and is now at the top of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's list, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the talks are private.
U.N. associate spokesman Ari Gaitanes said Friday the U.N. had no comment because "the recruitment process is not yet complete."


Updated : 2021-07-29 06:57 GMT+08:00