Bulgaria replaces candidate for United Nations' top job

Baku, September 28, AZERTAC

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov announced Wednesday that the government is nominating its European commissioner, Kristalina Georgieva, as candidate to be United Nations Secretary-General, replacing its previous candidate, UNESCO chief Irina Bokova, according to the Associated Press.

The decision came two days after Bokova, was ranked in sixth place in the Security Council's latest informal poll. Earlier this month Borisov had said that his government would continue backing Bokova's candidacy only if on Sept. 26 she was among the top two candidates.

"We made huge efforts, not only the government, but also the president, the foreign ministry and Irina Bokova herself, but you see the result," Borisov said at the government meeting.

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