South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-Moon was formally nominated as U.N. secretary-general on Monday. Mr. Anan's term expires December 31, 2006. There were six other candidates, but all withdrew leaving only Mr. Ban.
Does anyone know the other six? Why they withdrew?
What are your thoughts on Mr. Ban's selection? Is this purely a political move to counter the current North Korean nuclear issue or was this on the books prior to this weekends supposed test?