Deal-making and dirty tricks: inside the race for UN secretary general

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Geopolitical struggle and Balkan intrigue mean there is no clear favourite to succeed Ban Ki-moon in the world’s top diplomatic job

Hacked emails, bogus Twitter accounts, smear allegations and backroom deals. Welcome to the race for the international community’s top diplomatic job – United Nations secretary general.

The eventual winner of the contest will ascend to become a secular saint, an ambassador of peace and voice of the poor and downtrodden. But the road to such a lofty position is paved with landmines and booby traps.

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