U.N: Egypt and Senegal win Security Council seats

Egypt and Senegal along three other countries were elected on Thursday to the U.N. Security Council during an uncontested vote held at the General Assembly.

The 193-member General Assembly elected Egypt with 179 votes and Senegal with 187 votes. The other three countries elected are Japan, Ukraine and Uruguay.

The newly-elected members will begin their two-year stint on January 1, replacing Chad, Chile, Jordan, Lithuania and Nigeria.

The non-permanent members that will remain on the Council until the end of 2016 are Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela.

The UN Secretary-General is to submit this Friday two reports to the General Assembly. One is related to the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, while the other deals with the 2001-2010 Decade to Roll Back Malaria.

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