Liechtenstein Clears Way for Joining U.N.

From Associated Press

Voters have cleared the way for this tiny principality to seek membership in the United Nations.

Residents voted 4,787 to 3,644 on Sunday against a proposed constitutional amendment that would have required a vote of the people before Liechtenstein could join an international body.

The nation’s regent, Prince Hans Adam, has been the leading advocate of a U.N. role for the principality of 26,000 people.