10 reasons Clark lost

Audrey Young had done 10 reasons Helen Clark didn’t become UN Secretary-General. They are:

  1. State of Origin I: She was not from Eastern Europe
  2. State of Origin II: She was not from Europe at all
  3. Leadership Style: Guterres is seen as a warmer character than Clark.
  4. Refugee crisis: Helped Guterres.
  5. Reform agenda: P5 not want a reformer
  6. No advantage: Security Council not into “turn for a woman”
  7. Head start: Clark started campaigning too late
  8. US opposition: US not forgiven her for the 80s
  9. UK’s passive support: UK supportive but not a champion
  10. No momentum: Clark’s support declined.