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Guatemala pushes bid for Security Council seat

Guatemalan president Oscar Berger said on Monday his Central American nation is closer to getting the votes needed to beat U.S. antagonist Venezuela for a seat on the United Nations Security Council. “We have 98 countries backing us, I’m not going to mention names,” Berger told reporters. Guatemala needs a two-thirds majority vote among 192 members of the U.N. General Assembly to replace Argentina as a non-permanent representative on the 15-nation Security Council. The voting is by secret ballot, so any public commitment may come undone. Full Story

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