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Doesn't Brazil have any friends?

The results of long-awaited vote on non-permanent members of the Security Council are in, and pretty humiliating they are for Madagascar and Brazil:

"In Group A, Iran got 32 votes, Japan got 158 votes, Uganda 181, and Madagascar 2 votes. For the Latin American and Caribbean States, Mexico got 185 votes and Brazil 1 vote. And for the Western European there were two seats, as you know, Austria got 133, Iceland 87 and Turkey 151. And there was no need to go to a second ballot because they got two thirds of the majority".

OK, we all know that an awful lot of log-rolling goes on, but one would have thought that Brazil could have counted on the other Portugese speaking nations to have its back. I wonder where Madagascar's charm offensive has been paying off....

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Blogger Andrew Allison said... 12:02 pm

Perhaps they should have offered a year's free supply of coffee as an inducement?  



Blogger James Higham said... 11:30 am

Uganda?  



Blogger Croydonian said... 12:35 pm

AA - That might well have swayed my voting....

JH - I wonder how Kampala feels about being bested by Mexico City.  



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