posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 08:35 PM
Interesting, I had been following this for a few days, it didn't look like either side was going to back a compromise candidate. Looks like, in the
end, Venezuela decided that it was better to have a member from Latin America, and one that was backed by a large number of states, rather than to
hold out and throw the whole process.
all five new members of the Security Council had now been chosen — Belgium, Indonesia, Italy, Panama and South Africa.
What exactly is the purpose though of adding these powerless states? What exactly is belgium or panama or south america going to do on the Security
Council? I don't see any of these states as being sensible choices really. Perhaps Indonesia, by virtue of being the most populous muslim nation, can
at least serve to represent muslims on the council, but its not like its going to be able to take action on the world stage.