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Clash of the Diplomats

Ban is just one of three declared candidates so far; the others are Sri Lankan diplomat Jayantha Dhanapala and Thai Deputy Prime Minister Surakiart Sathirathai. But just because they have declared their intent doesn’t mean anyone has an inside track for the job. The selection process for U.N. The selection process for U.N. secretary-general has historically been considered a smoke-and-mirrors affair-backroom lobbying and power struggles between the Security Council’s permanent members have traditionally dominated the process. Former undersecretary-general Brian Urquhart once reportedly described it as the "most labyrinthine process imaginable, shrouded in big power secrecy." Nothing can be taken for granted at any point in the race. More


July 1, 2006 - Posted by | Media Journalism, News, News and politics, South Asia, World News

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