ElBaradei pissed off 224.
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An official says the board of the UN nuclear monitoring agency will vote for a new director general July 9.
The planned vote would follow a March session that failed to choose a successor to Mohamed Elbaradei, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency. He steps down in November.
Five candidates are now in the running. But the 35-nation IAEA board plans a "straw poll" on June 9 to reduce the field by weeding out those with little chance of winning the two-thirds majority.
The UN official demanded anonymity in comments to The Associated Press on Monday because the July 9 date has not yet been officially announced.