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UN elect new members Security Council

October 16 2007

The United Nations today to elect five new non-permanent Security Council members for two years. They are intended to come into the most powerful UN body to the place of the Congo, Ghana, Peru, Qatar and Slovakia, whose mandate ends on 31 December this year.

New member of the Security Council must receive at least two-thirds of 192 states in the procedure of secret ballot at a meeting of the UN General Assembly.

Seats are allocated by regional groups, but the vote is often incidents occur. Since the election of non-permanent member of UN Security Council from Latin America in the past year has been set a record UN - it took 47 ballots, followed by Guatemala and Venezuela, did not overcome the election barrier, abandoned in favor of Panama.

The current elections are held against the background of active discussion within the walls of the UN Security Council reform, involving the expansion of its composition and the "equitable representation".

"Big Five" - Russia, the United States, Britain, France and China have veto power, are ready to accept new members on the basis of broad consensus, however, does not intend to waive his privilege, reports RIA Novosti .

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