Annan may face no confidence vote

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    UNITED NATIONS : UN employees were readying on Friday to make a historic vote of no confidence in scandal-plagued Secretary General Kofi Annan, sources told AFP.

    The UN staff union, in what officials said was the first vote of its kind in the more than 50-year history of the United Nations, was set to approve a resolution withdrawing its support for the embattled Annan and UN management.
    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/117987/1/.html
     
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    The guy definitely needs to go...and his croneys with him. In fact, the enitre UN need sto be dissolved.
     
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    If the vote happens soon enough and succeeds may Clinton won't be physically up for the job?---I can hope can't I ?
     
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    What do you think the chances are that Pres. Bush would allow Clinton to head the UN?? He has enough trouble trying to unite the country as it is.
     
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    Bigger oppostion may come from the world in general--do they really want an American having the job? Only if they beleived that Clinton could somehow rein in Bush.
     
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    I tend to think you are correct. Does anyone have any insight into how the position is normally filled ... what is the process?
     
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    Seems like I recall the U.N. making noises a few years back about hauling ex-President Clinton before the World Court in Brussels, on war crimes charges. Does anyone else remember hearing such a thing? It'd be almost funny if the U.N. turned out to be finessing Clinton, just to get their hands on him!

    It couldn't be allowed to happen, though - not even to THAT asshole.
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't a resolution more like a threat than anything else? Almost like saying "we all agree, you suck".
     
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    I understand that, but the union members wished to remain anonomous, leaving me wondering where they came from - UNSC or the General Assembly.
     

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