Libya: UN recognizes Transitional Council
September 16, 2011
Today, the United Nations Asambbly approved with 114 votes for, 17 against and 15 abstentions, that the Libyan National Transitional Council occupies the empty site, as representative of the country to the body. For his part, Barack Obama will meet next Tuesday with Libyan rebel leader.
Thus the Assembly accompanied the decision of the Credentials Committee who had approved the recognition of the rebels. The African Union, together with Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas had requested the postponement of the decision.
In this sense, the ALBA member countries held their displeasure and asked to vote on the measure, as they say, the people of Libya should not be representing “” by a faction or a transitional authority illegitimately imposed by a foreign intervention “ . Motion supported by La UA, who proposed that the decision was passed later. The Assembly had to vote as being rejected by 107 countries and supported by 22.
This allow to vote the CNT’s recognition. Voting against Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa with representatives of ALBA, like Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. The contrary position was based on “self-determination of peoples themselves must recognize and Nola NATO. Revolutions can not be authentic if they are led by a group of nations with hegemonic interests that violate even the Cartade United Nations “, as the representative of Nicaragua advitió.
The representative of Egypt, continued to support the recognition of the CNT: “the different interpretations of military intervention in Libya to support the CNT should not go against the legitimacy of the Libyan people who still support the Council.” ”Now is the moment of truth, which must respect the will of the Libyan people,”
In this way the rebels who control so far almost all of Libya, have achieved much recognition from the international community.Even next Tuesday, in the framework of the UN General Assembly, President Obama, United States, will meet with the rebel leader. This happens when Western nations are committed to supporting the rebels in the reconstruction of the Libyan government after overthrowing Gaddafi.