A tale of an election and a selection3 min read . Updated: 29 Feb 2016, 01:19 AM IST
Unless the P5 recognize that a weak and inept leader challenges their own legitimacy, the UN will be encumbered by a powerless leader
This year will witness at least two leadership transitions of great international significance, including for India. The first is the election of the 45th president of the US and the second is the selection of the ninth secretary general of the United Nations (UN). While the former has the world agog, not least because of the antics of a buffoon with a bouffant, the latter has barely registered in national capitals let alone among the common public—not least because most have not even heard of the candidates. And thereby hangs a tale.
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