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Reaction to Clark's tilt for UN top job

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 4/04/2016

REACTION TO HELEN CLARK'S NOMINATION FOR UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL

* "The tradition of being tolerant, pragmatic, and fair is a central part of who we are, and I believe I would bring these attributes to the position of Secretary-General" - Helen Clark

* "She's a great listener and communicator, and I know she will make a difference if elected" - Prime Minister John Key

* "Renowned for her steely determination and formidable capabilities, she would make an excellent Secretary-General" - Labour leader Andrew Little

* "It is time for a woman to lead the United Nations" - Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei

* "I've worked closely with Helen as PM & at UN. Helen will be a strong UNSG candidate and I wish her well" - former Australian Prime Minister and rumoured secretary-general nominee Kevin Rudd on Twitter

* The nomination of the former Prime Minister, who is now head of the UNDP, for the position of UN Secretary General fits with the spirit of promoting Kiwis" - NZ First leader Winston Peters.

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