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United Nations General Assembly Elects 5 New Members in Security Council for 2 years

  • General Assembly of United Nations carried out a vote on Friday to elect 5-members (for a term of 2-years) in the Security Council, which will start on January 1, 2019. Four candidates (each from Germany, Belgium, South Africa, the Dominican Republic) were elected unopposed. However, all these 4 candidates are required to receive over 2/3rd of the total 190 ballots on Friday. Indonesian candidate was challenged by Maldives. While Indonesian candidate received 144 votes, Maldives received 46 votes on the run up for the Asia-Pacific seat. Candidates of Germany, Belgium, South Africa, and the Dominican Republic received 184 votes, 181 votes, 183 votes, and 184 votes respectively.