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Eastern European Representation on UN Security Council Remains Undecided

Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo will take their seats as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council in 2012-2013. However, the fifth seat for Eastern Europe remains unfilled as more rounds of voting are required to produce a members with a two-thirds majority of those present and voting. In the latest ninth round for regional representation, Azerbaijan garnered 113 votes and Slovenia tallied just 77.

The other members of the UN Security Council are; Colombia, Germany, India, Portugal and South Africa, whose terms end on 31st December 2012, and the five permanent Council members, which each wield the power of veto – China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Voting for representation on the council took place at the weekend at the General Assembly rooms in New York.

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