|As Kofi Annan moves into his final year as Secretary General to the UN, the race to take the post on into its next term has already begun and Sportsbook.com have been first off the mark to offer odds on who will be Annan's successor.|
The Thai Deputy Prime Minister, Surakiart Sathirathai, is currently the 5/2 favourite for the post, but the most interesting candidate would appear to be United States ex-President Bill Clinton who is almost level pegging with Sathirathai in the betting stakes.
Many world commentators are already billing Clinton as the only candidate capable of bringing the necessary reforms to the UN, whilst it is also clear that the role would give Clinton the ideal platform to regain some of the trust that the rest of the world has lost in the US since George W Bush came to power.
Alex Czajkowski, Marketing Director for Sportsbook.com said, ''The world will be watching this process unfold and we all have an interest in who becomes the next Secretary General of the UN. Since everyone loves to bet, it seemed only natural for us to give people the opportunity to wager on the outcome of this crucial event.'