António Guterres to announce shock retirement from politics?

Secretary-General of the United Nations created a stir on Tuesday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Guterres fans. Speculation had been rife that the Secretary-General of the United Nations will announce his retirement from politics, at age 71, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 05/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a politician isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a politician just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.

#ThankYouAntónio

For a little while on Tuesday evening, #ThankYouAntónio was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouAntónio.”
— @DesireePlum, 4 Aug 2020
“I thought António Guterres retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 4 Aug 2020

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