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In UN Corrupted By Guterres Electoral Fraud Extends To In-House Union Term Limits Bid

By Matthew Russell Lee & sources, Patreon
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UN GATE, June 22– Elections are in full swing at the UN Staff Union in New York, just after the ghoulish one-man "re-election" of Antonio Guterres as Secretary General with at least seven opposition candidates blocked. A fish rots from the head.

  In this fish's UNion the outgoing First Vice President, who pleased Team Guterres so much that Guterres re-gifted him a prize, is now running for President.

However, his hopes were dashed last week when the arbitration commission disqualified him as he had reached his term limits, a point he presumably thought no-one would notice.  Not wishing to take no for an answer he has convened an emergency general meeting on Jun 22 to get, half way through the elections, to immediately lift term limits so his candidacy can be reinstated. 

Many staff have complained and other candidates have cried foul. Some have questioned the ethical propriety of changing rules halfway through the game, especially as some unit positions have already been elected.

Some have also questioned how he was able to convene the emergency meeting given that the 300 required signatures (or emails in times of Covid) have yet to be produced.  But with a pliant council chair running the meeting, as it convened in the UN Inner City Press is banned from by Guterres for the 1086th day, he seemed poised to get his way.

Then, unlike the scam re-election of Guterres that went through, this override of term limits is said to have been voted down.

Management has too much to lose if his rivals get in. And this is not the first time he has ridden roughshod over the rules. Watch this space - and keep the info coming, including responses. Unlike the UN of Guterres and Melissa Fleming, Inner City Press believes in free speech.


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