Posted by: bklunk | November 7, 2006

The Giants Win the Pennant, The Giants Win the Pennant

Newsvine – Panama Wins U.N. Security Council Seat

Forty-eight ballots and we got Panama on the Security Council.Public Display of Affection

Panama won a seat on the U.N. Security Council with the 48th ballot
Tuesday after U.S.-backed Guatemala and Venezuela, led by leftist
anti-American President Hugo Chavez, dropped out to end a deadlock.

Who gets points for what here?

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  1. I think that the world (minus the US and Venezuela) get points for this one. The US and Venezuela should be ashamed that it comes down to side remarks and a horribly mis-spoken president on our behalf to cuase such a deadlock that may have brought the worng country into power just out of pure fear or power struggle. This is a victory for the little guys who didnt get involved in the tiff between our two countries!

  2. I think the outcome of this election of Panama to the security council seat is a definitive victory for future voting within the security council. With either Venezuela or a U.S. backed Guatemala you would have a system of voting based solely on going against every vote made by the U.S. (Venezuela), or voting for every vote made by the U.S. (Guetemala). This election of Panama will be condusive to making the security council run with more diverse thought, and will definetly help maintain the U.N.’s goal of offering a viewpoint from the world community, and not just the viewpoint of a select few.

  3. All I have to say is that it is about time a latin American state finally has a seat in the Security Council. The interseting thing will now be to see which way Panama falls in voting in the council and which bigger American states it will fall in line with (Guetemala or Venezuela). I’m glad the deadlock brought out a whole new state in the race, I think it gives everything a new prespective on the whole situtation.

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