21 June 2006

UNSG race: Who gets to vote?

If India drops its proposal of having the General Assembly consider a slate of two or more candidates, then the next Secretary-General will be chosen by the 15 countries who are members of the Security Council.

Members likely to back Tharoor from the start: France, Greece

Members who may be induced to back him if India lobbies hard: Argentina, Britain, Congo-Brazaville, Ghana, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Tanzania

Members whom India can induce not to use the veto: China, United States

Others: Denmark, Japan, Slovakia

1 comment:

mineguruji said...

Shashi Tharoor, i believe does not have it in him to become a UN Secretary General. He is too sophisticated and elite as well as an average writer.
Someone else would have been more game.