Oh no…bad news for Helen Clark, it looks like Angela Merkel is moving on the top job at the UN.
According to a report, Angela Merkel may be considering stepping down from the German¬†chancellorship to pursue¬†the European Council presidency or to helm the¬†United Nations. Both positions will be open in 2017 and Merkel has reportedly signaled that she doesn’t wish to serve out her entire term, which ends in 2017.
The position as head of the UN in New York will also be open as of January 2017, with Ban Ki-moon’s successor being determined in mid-2016. Just recently, the¬†Luxemburger Wort, Luxembourg’s leading daily paper, wrote extensively about the possibility that Merkel might aspire to the position, though it was quickly denied by the chancellor’s spokesman. The speculation, however, has continued. “It is a European’s turn,” said one senior CDU member at a recent evening event. ¬† Read more »