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    Former U.N. Head Boutros Boutros-Ghali Dies at 93

    His term was short, but significant. The Egyptian politician served less than five years as the leader of the United Nations, but they were a busy five years and saw genocide in Rwanda and bloody conflict in Bosnia. Though Boutros-Ghali gained widespread support for a second term, the U.S. vetoed his run — possibly to keep what Americans widely saw as U.N. mismanagement from being an issue in the 1996 U.S. presidential election. Today, the 15 members of the U.N. Security Council observed a 15-minute silence in honor of their colleague.

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