Monday, October 16, 2006

UN vote

Today is the UN General Assembly's vote on the nonpermanent members of the Security Council. The vote begins at 10 am. Chile officially announced its intention to abstain, adding it to Peru and perhaps others as countries that don't want to be in the middle of a U.S.-Venezuela dispute.

There is little chance that either Venezuela or Guatemala will receive the necessary 2/3, though I will be very interested to see how many each gets. I'm sure Venezuela will require multiple rounds of voting before it would contemplate stepping aside for a new consensus candidate.

We just have to wait and see.


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