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Updated On: Sunday, 19 August 2018
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General Assembly Elects Belgium, Dominican Republic, Germany, Indonesia, South Africa as Non-permanent Members of Security Council

Content by: UN General Assembly
All Meet Required Two-Thirds Majority, Winning Election in Single Round of Voting

In a single round of voting today, the General Assembly elected Belgium, Dominican Republic, Germany, Indonesia and South Africa as non-permanent members of the Security Council for two-year terms spanning 2019-2020.

They will fill Council seats to be vacated on 31 December by Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Netherlands and Sweden.  Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru and Poland will continue as elected members, completing the second year of their respective terms in 2019.  All new Council members will take their seats on 1 January 2019.

The five new members were elected in accordance with the following pattern:  two seats for the African and Asia-Pacific States, one seat for the Latin American and Caribbean States and two for the Western European and Other States.  All the new members met the required two-thirds majority and were elected in the first and only round of voting.

The Assembly will reconvene at a date and time to be announced.

Voting Results

African and Asia-Pacific States:

 

Number of ballot papers:

190

Number of invalid ballots:

0

Number of valid ballots:

190

Abstentions:

0

Number of Members present and voting:

190

Required majority:

127

Number of votes obtained by country:

 

South Africa

183

Indonesia

144

Maldives

46

Latin American and Caribbean States:

 

Number of ballot papers:

190

Number of invalid ballots:

0

Number of valid ballots:

190

Abstentions:

6

Number of Members present and voting:

184

Required majority:

123

Number of votes obtained by country:

 

Dominican Republic

184

Western European and Other States:

 

Number of ballot papers:

190

Number of invalid ballots:

0

Number of valid ballots:

190

Abstentions:

2

Number of Members present and voting:

188

Required majority:

126

Number of votes obtained by country:

0

Germany

184

Belgium

181

 

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