Saturday, September 16, 2006
It's official:Vaira Vike-Freiberga is running for UN Secretary General
Yesterday, the three Baltic nations nominated Vaira Vike-Freiberga for the UN Secretary General. She has been discussed as a candidate since at least March. Now, it's official. The biggest problem for her might be Russia's veto power. Russian media have already characterized Vike-Freiberga as "completely unacceptable" to Russia (because of her outspoken advocacy of Latvian interests, which are often in conflict with what Russia wants).