That’s nice, but they don’t get a vote

Apparently, the staff at the UN think Helen Clark is best suited for the job as head of the UN.

Helen Clark has won a poll taken among United Nations staff on who the best candidate for secretary-general is.

Miss Clark has been insisting she will keep campaigning for the job, despite disappointing results so far in informal ballots taken among Security Council members.

Miss Clark received eight ‘discourage’ votes in this week’s poll. Member states rate each candidate by choosing ‘encourage’, ‘discourage’ or ‘no opinion’.

She was placed sixth after the first poll and has dropped to seventh place in the subsequent two polls.  

The Huffington Post reports that Miss Clark received 439 mentions when UN staff were asked to name their top three candidates for the job.

In a post on LinkedIn, Miss Clark said she was pleased with the staff poll result.

Former Portuguese prime minister António Guterres 381 and Christiana Figueres of Costa Rica received 340.

Miss Clark said she knew from the outset the campaign would be a marathon rather than a sprint and that was proving to be the case

The next ballot among Security Council members is due next Saturday.

That’s nice of them, but they don’t get a vote. Her tilt is over, kind of like her government was in 2007 but she soldiered on and it all ended in a river of tears in the back of a crown limousine.


– RadioNZ

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.