Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark is losing support in her historic bid to become the first woman to head the United Nations, but she has no plans to quit the race.
Miss Clark finished equal seventh in the UN Security Council’s fifth secret ballot held in New York on Monday for the soon-to-be vacant secretary-general’s position.
It was one position better than the fourth poll on September 9.
But, in a disappointing sign for her campaign, nine of the 15 countries on the Security Council gave her “discourage” votes, two more than the last poll.
Miss Clark told supporters she was continuing her campaign and looking forward to the next phase of the vote.
“Many thanks to UN Security Council members who continued to support me,” Miss Clark wrote on Twitter. Read more »