The president of the UN General Assembly announced Tuesday that Lebanon, Gabon and South Sudan have paid enough to restore their voting rights at the 193-member world body, leaving Venezuela the only country barred from voting. Has gone.
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President Csaba Kőrösi told a plenary meeting of the assembly that the three countries reduced their dues to the UN’s regular budget below the amount specified in the UN Charter in order to cut voting rights.
The Charter states that countries will be barred from voting if their arrears equal or exceed their contribution to the UN budget for the previous two years.
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Assembly spokeswoman Paulina Kubic said four countries were in arrears, but the General Assembly adopted a resolution in October to allow three poor and conflict-torn countries – Comoros, Sao Tome and Principe and Somalia – to vote until the end of the current session . in September.
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This leaves only a fourth country, Venezuela, which is in arrears and unable to vote.
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