One blogger’s personal bridge to nowhere

No kangaroos in the Security Council

Three candidates — Iceland, Turkey, and Austria — were running for two slots in the “Western Europe and Others” group in today’s elections for seats at the UN Security Council.  Iceland received 87 votes.  Turkey received 151.  Austria picked up 133.  Australia got one.  I think you see where this is going.

Some UN diplomats, though, were apparently not so sure that the vote was due to name confusion.  Four more such little “mistakes” could have forced Austria into a run-off vote with Iceland.

But, they said, the possibility could not be ruled out that it was an innocent joke or an attempt to annoy the Austrians.

Oh, those crazy UN pranksters!

October 17, 2008 - Posted by | UN

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