After twin vetoes in the Security Council, it looks like the Arab League hasn’t given up on the United Nations. Reports have been trickling out today that the League of Arab States may push for a new resolution to be taken up in the General Assembly
President Joseph Kabila has won out against his many, many opponents to claim another term as the leader of the DRC. His primary opponent, Etienne Tshisekedi, took 32% of the vote, but it looks like Tshisekedi may be declaring himself president anyway. Results may be out, but the elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are far from over.
Almost worse than the expected scorn, the United Nations was completely ignored at this debate. “U.N.”, uttered only once throughout the entire evening, in the context of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran calling for Israel to be wiped off the map on the floor of the General Assembly. (He didn’t.)