From Inner City Press:
UNITED NATIONS, July 18 — After Choi Young-jin briefed the Security Council Monday about Ivory Coast, he did an interview with Korea Broadcasting. Then he took five questions from Inner City Press at the regular UN Television camera. He essentially confirmed that he is leaving, saying that he’d told Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that it makes more sense to have a new envoy in place for the “next chapter in Cote d’Ivoire.”
Choi had previously said he would stay through the parliamentary elections, but that seems to no longer hold. Inner City Press asked about these; Choi said they were slated for the end of the year but face a number of challenges, including looted electoral offices and consideration of adding 50 to 75 seats.