Search for the New Secretary General (SG)
The recent fourth ”straw poll” for SG was the first time that the five permanent members of the Security Council could use their veto, and one did veto Natalia Gherman of Moldova (one of the women candidates). Topping the list again was Portugal’s António Guterres (picture). In fifth place is Bulgaria’s Irina Bokova. The rest of the women candidates are 7th, 8th, and 9th, respectively. The next poll was to be 26th September. There is always the question of who could be the Deputy Secretary General, so there probably will be intense bargaining and compromising!