Palestinians win implicit UN recognition of sovereign state

UNITED NATIONS Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:10pm EST

UNITED NATIONS Nov 29 (Reuters) - The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution on Thursday to upgrade the Palestinian Authority's observer status at the United Nations from "entity" to "non-member state," implicitly recognizing a Palestinian state.

There were 138 votes in favor, nine against and 41 abstentions.

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