(The U.N.) actually took a lot of trouble to protect him,
It was predictable he would not turn out terribly well as the head of a very very large and complicated and rich country,
No one on the Congo side had been given any experience whatsoever in how to run a country, ... There were (only) 17 people with university degrees in the whole Congo in those days.
It is hardly a process at all. It is more like a lottery. It has become a rather squalid competition with no set procedure, shrouded in Big Power secrecy. They don't even interview the candidates.