The chatter these days in the halls of the labyrinthine United Nations complex almost resembles a contested U.S. political convention. Only the names and nationalities are different.
For the first time since the U.N. was founded in 1945, the 193 member states will choose a new secretary-general in a relatively open and apparently transparent election.
And for the first time, a woman could win.
Voting, usually a secretive process of geopolitical deal-making, starts later this year, and the new term starts Jan. 1, 2017....