Allah at Hot Air has been following the voting. A country must receive at least 128 votes in the general assembly to get a two-year rotating seat on the United Nation Security Council.
The UN ended today’s voting after the tenth round where Guatemala had 110 to Venezuela’s 77. They’ll pick up again tomorrow morning.
Let’s hope the momentum continues to trend toward Guatemala. Chavez wants his seat on the UNSC so he can more easily bash President Bush and the US like he did during his speech at the UN on September 20th. It’s hard to believe that the UNSC could be even more of a joke than it already is, but with Chavaz having a say, it could get even worse. A Venezuelan seat on the UNSC would be akin to a seat for every evil tyrannical dictatorship on the planet.