United Nations

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See w:United Nations. They use an election method to pick their leader that looks like approval voting if one squints really hard.[1] The w:United Nations Security Council holds informal straw polls every so often about who should lead the joint. One can see the w:List of members of the United Nations Security Council if one is curious about the voting membership. Apparently the United Kingdom plays a big role. Warren Smith still claims that the U.N.'s system is the same as approval voting,[2] even though it has more in common with explicit approval voting, and only if the UN Security Council gets an actual vote.


  1. https://www.politico.eu/article/how-not-to-pick-the-un-secretary-general-ban-ki-moon-antonio-guterres/
  2. "RangeVoting.org - Election (via approval voting) of UN secretary general". www.rangevoting.org. Retrieved 2023-03-03.