The election to select the replacement for Director General Mohamed ElBaradei of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has failed to give the required 2/3 majority needed to either candidate. The voting will be continued tomorrow.
The two candidates are:
Amano Yukiya (Y. Amano), the current Japanese Ambassador to the Permanent Mission to the International Organizations of the U.N. at Vienna. He has spent the bulk of his career working on non-proliferation issues. Personal Profile from Wiki-p here.
Abdul Samad Minty, the current IAEA Governor for South Africa and a man of shall-we-say a bit of history. Personal Profile from pmg.org here. (PMG is the Parliamentary Monitoring Group of the committees of the South African Parliament, an non-governmental organization.)
There should be no choice here, but given A.S. Minty's lifetime place in various U.N. activities it seems that makes him a viable candidate...