Tuesday, October 03, 2006

0 Who's UN's Next Top Man?

Behind the scenes, a crucial voting is going on at the United Nations to replace current Secretary General Kofi Annan for the Top Job. India's nominee, Shashi Tharoor was second in the race but after receiving a veto from one of the permanent members of the Security Council, he has pulled out. South Korea's 62 year old Ban Ki-Moon received 14 votes in favour against Tharoor's 10, but only received one no opinion vote and zero veto's, unlike Tharoor's 3 and 1. Which member vetoed Tharoor's vote is classified information, although there have been hints to which country would not favor an Indian Secretary General in the long run.

Final voting is due for October 9.

Is it going to be Ban Ki-Moon or someone else?


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