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Tanzanian steps aside in balloting for UN job

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Editied By Karla Vallance / December 9, 1981

United Nations, N.Y.

Foreign Minister Salim Ahmed Salim of Tanzania has decided to withdraw his name temporarily from Security Council voting for UN secretary-general, diplomatic sources said Tuesday.

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Kurt Waldheim, who sought an unprecedented third term as secretary-general, announced last week that he did not want any further balloting on his candidacy, but it is widely assumed that he is available for a draft.

Mr. Waldheim was vetoed 16 times by China, and Mr. Salim has been vetoed by the United States. Neither power is likely to shift, diplomatic sources say.