New York- Nov 29, 2012
New York- Nov 29, 2012
Morocco World News
In a historic moment, the Palestinians on Thursday obtained the upgrade of their country’s status to a non-member state with a landslide vote.
Most European countries voted in favor of the Palestinian bid, namely, Belgium, Luxemburg, Ireland, Cyprus, Austria, Malta, Spain, Portugal, France, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Island, Switzerland, Ireland, , Malta, Monaco, Serbia, Sweden, Greece, Lichtenstein and Italy. Among European countries, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom are among countries that abstained. Australia, a strong supporter of Israel at the United Nations, also abstained, while Canada voted against the draft resolution.
Most American countries will voted in favor of the Palestinian bid, while Panama voted against it. Colombia, Guatemala and Paraguay abstained.
All Arab and Muslim countries voted in favor of the draft resolution, at the exception of Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina, which abstained. The same applies to Africa where the Palestinian cause enjoys widespread support. Cameroun, the democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Rwanda abstained. No African country voted against the resolution.
The result of the vote is as follows:
In favor (138):
Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, DR Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Honduras, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Canada, Czech Republic, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Panama, United States
Albania, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Colombia, Croatia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Estonia, Fiji, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malawi, Mongolia, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Poland, the Republic of Korea, Moldova, Romania, Rwanda, Samoa, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, the United Kingdom, and Vanuatu.