A competent choice for the UN
Despite the undemocratic selection process, Portugal's Antnio Guterres is the most deserving candidate among the contenders
On 5 October, members of the UN security council (UNSC), in an exceptionally rare moment of consensus, agreed on who would become the ninth secretary general of the world body by a vote of 13 in favour and two abstentions. The following day, the UNSC formally and unanimously recommended their choice through a vote of acclamation. In doing so, a mere 15 UNSC members have selected the leader of an organization that represents 193 member-states and their seven billion citizens.