Venezuela secures UN security council seat
October 17 , 2014
Venezuela has been elected to the United Nations (UN) security council, garnering 181 votes from member states for one of the council’s rotating seats, according to media reports.
Rafael Ramirez, the foreign minister of Venezuela, said this was a “huge triumph.”
Malaysia, New Zealand, and Angola have also secured the seats. Another round of voting will determine who among Spain and Turkey gets the fifth and last available seat.
The five new members, who will serve the council for three years starting January 1, will replace Australia, Luxembourg, Argentina, Rwanda, and South Korea.