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Guterres remains top choice to succeed Ban Ki-moon; Malcorra ranked fourth

Tuesday, September 27th 2016 - 06:31 UTC
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Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres maintained his lead in the race to become the next UN secretary-general following a fifth straw poll by the Security Council on Monday, diplomats said. Argentina's Susana Malcorra came in fourth and the best placed woman for the job. Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    Oh dear!

    Looks like The Malevolent Midget Malcorra is going to lose!

    GOOD.

    Sep 27th, 2016 - 11:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Defund the UN.

    Sep 27th, 2016 - 12:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CapiTrollism_is_back!!

    Russian nuclear warhead #алн596-100е or Chinese nuclear warhead 给美炎493B should take care of the UN in the very not so distant future.

    Sep 27th, 2016 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kanye

    Irresponsible terrorist rhetoric Mr Nostrils.

    Interesting that you state it would be either the Russians or the Chinese who would nuke a world peace organization

    Sep 27th, 2016 - 04:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Brarsehole (Nostril) you are an embarresment - shut up!

    Sep 27th, 2016 - 04:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zaphod102

    4th? That high? Doesn't say much for those below her!

    Sep 27th, 2016 - 06:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CapiTrollism_is_back!!

    Oh please I am not advocating a nuclear attack on the UN or anyone.

    I am just predicting the logical conclusion of events in the Northern Hemisphere, which will certainly lead to open nuclear warhead and the total obliteration of all major North American, European, Russian, East Asian, Indian, and Middle Eastern cities... the destruction of the UN just an inevitable by-product of the disappearance of New York City.

    http://news.sky.com/story/japan-scrambles-fighter-jets-in-south-china-sea-10594270

    edition.cnn.com/2016/09/21/asia/india-pakistan-kashmir-conflict/index.html

    www.foxnews.com/world/2016/08/22/north-korea-threatens-pre-emptive-nuclear-strike-amid-us-south-korea-drills.html

    www.newsweek.com/europe-and-russia-theres-talk-war-481510http://news.sky.com/story/japan-scrambles-fighter-jets-in-south-china-sea-10594270

    time.com/3132635/ferguson-coming-race-war-class-warfare/

    Based on the news recently out of that forsaken hemisphere it is not much of a bold statement, admitedly....

    Sep 28th, 2016 - 12:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kanye

    Mr. Nostrils,

    It seems that you and your intellectual equal, Donald Trump, both regard an Asian conflict as desirable.

    Sep 28th, 2016 - 03:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CapiTrollism_is_back!!

    To me it is irrelevant. A Pan-Asian, or Russo-European, or Middle East-North American, or India-Pakistan all out war, has no effect on Argentina, except for a short-term severe economic contraction post-war.

    Sep 28th, 2016 - 04:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kanye

    rest my case

    Sep 28th, 2016 - 04:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CapiTrollism_is_back!!

    @10

    Why? I mean there is DIRECT empirical real-world experience of this.

    There was this little thing called WWII some time ago. At it's end the industrial economies of England, Scotland, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Japan, China all lay in complete ruin. Korea, Spain, Dubai, etc had not developed yet and were dirt poor, and had suffered devastating internal wars. Latin America EXCEPT Argentina was far poorer and underdeveloped than today. Middle East was ravaged, India did not exist yet as an economy.

    Yet Argentina was rich and prosperous. How is that explained then?

    Sep 28th, 2016 - 04:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kanye

    And now Argentina is dirt poor with the begging bowl extended.

    How is that explained, then?

    Sep 28th, 2016 - 04:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @11. It is explained by argieland being two-faced (nothing much changed) with outstretched grasping hands associated below each face.

    Sep 28th, 2016 - 10:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CapiTrollism_is_back!!

    @12

    Dirt poor is obviously your British Education at work. Though I have always said Argentina is finished economically for a variety of factors. Though still not dirt poor... may get there, I don't discount it.

    Sep 28th, 2016 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    How many candidates are there ? 4 ?

    @9 Trolly
    “....has no effect on Argentina, except for a short-term severe economic contraction post-war.”
    So, in your scenario, nothing would really change in Argentina, as you've already been in a 'severe economic contraction' for the past 10 years.

    @10 Trolly
    “Yet Argentina was rich and prosperous. How is that explained then?”

    I thought the answer to that, was obvious....the wartime reserves (from exports of grain and beef to the countries involved in the war)......but that wealth didn't last very long, did it ? all it took was “Juan D. Peron”, radical nationalist and true populist ...but he sure did a great job at squandering it.

    Sep 28th, 2016 - 09:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/435749/us-china-war-obama-weakness-east-asia

    Sep 29th, 2016 - 12:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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