Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique & Switzerland Elected to the United Nations Security Council

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Results of the Election of Non-Permanent Members of the Security Council announced by Abdulla Shahid, President of the General Assembly, 79th plenary meeting, 76th session – General Assembly.

The General Assembly today elected Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique and Switzerland to the Security Council for two-year terms beginning on 1 January of next year.

The new members will replace India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico and Norway.

The President of the General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, announced the result of the vote, explaining the five nations had obtained the required two thirds majority and the largest number of votes.

The five new members will join other five non-permanent members – Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, and the United Arab Emirates – and the five permanent members: China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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