10/17/2006: Hugo Chavez suffers setback in bid for Security Council seat
Chavez suffers setback in bid for Security Council seat
Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela who has based his political appeal partly on waging a personal vendetta against the "imperialist" United States, appeared last night to have been thwarted in his efforts to win a seat on the United Nations Security Council.
About the UN Security Council
The United Nations Security Council is the entity in the United Nations in charg of maintaining peace and security in the world. The Security Council has a lot of power since it's dresolutions must be implemented according to the United Nations Charter. The Security Council is made up of 15 member countries, five permanent members and ten temporary members. The permanent five are China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. These members can Veto any resolution. The ten temporary seats are held for two-year terms. Members are voted in by the UN General Assembly by regional. A new president of the Security Council is appointed alphabetically on monthly basis.