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Palestinians win U.N. backing to lead developing country bloc

UNITED NATIONS – The Palestinians won backing Tuesday, October 16, to lead the biggest bloc of developing countries at the United Nations, raising their profile at the world body despite opposition from the United States. The General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to grant the observer-state of Palestine temporary rights to act as chair of the Group of 77 plus China, a bloc that has grown to 134 countries at the United Nations. A resolution drafted by Egypt was adopted by a vote of 146 to 3 with 15 abstenti

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