The Swiss daily “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” (NZZ) found several reasons for Eastern Europe’s failure to plant the next UN Secretary-General. The publication points out that, just at the beginning of October, seven out of 10 remaining candidates were Eastern Europeans. But nobody made it.
According to NZZ, one of the reasons for the failure was the high number of candidates from the region. Instead of going into the race unified, a good chance was dissipated with countless Eastern European candidates. The daily diagnoses “diplomatic clumsiness” in Eastern Europe. Therefore it was “not a coincidence” that region had never gained the top UN position, and that it remained a lightweight at the United Nations.
But, NZZ mainly blames Bulgaria for the failure to place an Eastern European lady on the highest U.N. post. Prime Minister Boiko Borissov had demonstrated an “amateurish approach”, the newspaper writes.
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