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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

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UNITED NATIONS () -- The United Nations General Assembly opens its 51st annual session Tuesday, facing uncertainties over its finances and the leadership of the organization because of U.S. opposition to Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali.

Privately, many diplomats and UN believe the future of the organization depends on the outcome of the U.S. presidential election Nov. 5.

They hope that if President Bill Clinton wins re-election, he will have a freer hand in paying the U.S. bills: almost half of the $2.9 billion owed the UN.

But some UN officials say Boutros-Ghali is a scapegoat for UN shortcomings worldwide and opposition will remain regard