The soul-searching begins after Canada's UN loss

Canada had cautiously optimistic hopes of returning to the most prestigious organ of the United Nations when the voting for the non-permanent seats of the Security Council commenced on Tuesday morning. But those hopes were soon dashed, when it suddenly withdrew from the third run-off, giving its opponent Portugal the much-valued seat instead.

Avinash Gavai
Published: Wednesday, 10/13/2010 12:00 am EDT

Canada had cautiously optimistic hopes of returning to the most prestigious organ of the United Nations when the voting for the non-permanent seats of the Security Council commenced on Tuesday morning. But those hopes were soon dashed, when it suddenly withdrew from the third run-off, giving its opponent Portugal the much-valued seat instead.

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