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Waldheim is expected to seek new UN term

Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim is expected to announce that he will seek election to an unprecedented third five-year term in the United Nations' highest office.

Mr. Waldheim's only serious rival in the election, which will come at the end of the General Assembly's three-month 36th session opening Sept. 15, is Tanzanian Foreign Minister Salim A. Salim.

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Waldheim has sidestepped all questions on whether he might stand for another term, but informed sources indicated he plans to announce his intentions at a news conference today (Sept. 10) because further delays would give impetus to the campaign for Mr. Salim.

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