17 October 2013
General Assembly
GA/11442

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Sixty-eighth General Assembly

Plenary

34th Meeting (AM)


General Assembly Elects Chad, Chile, Lithuania, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia


As Non-Permanent Members of Security Council

 


New Candidates Sail Through After Single Ballot


In one round of voting, the General Assembly today elected Chad, Chile, Lithuania, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia to serve as non-permanent members of the Security Council for the next two years.


Those elected will fill seats to be vacated on 31 December by Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo.† Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg, Republic of Korea and Rwanda will continue to serve as elected Council members during 2014, completing the second year of their respective terms.† All new Council members will take their seats on 1 January 2014.


The five non-permanent members were elected according to the following pattern:† three seats for African and Asia- Pacific States, one seat for Eastern European States, and one seat for Latin American and Caribbean States.† Each newly elected member met the required two-thirds majority of the vote.


The Assembly will next convene on Monday, 21 October, to take up the Secretary-Generalís report on follow-up to the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.


Voting Results


African and Asia-Pacific States

Number of ballot papers:

191

Number of invalid ballots:

0

Number of valid ballots:

191

Abstentions:

0

Number of Members present and voting:

191

Required majority:

128


Number of votes obtained by country:


Nigeria

186

Chad

184

Saudi Arabia

176

Senegal

2

Gambia

2

Lebanon

1


Eastern European States


Number of ballot papers:

191

Number of invalid ballots:

1

Number of valid ballots:

190

Abstentions:

2

Number of Members present and voting:

188

Required majority:

126


Number of votes obtained by country:


Lithuania

187

Croatia

1


Latin American and Caribbean States


Number of ballot papers:

191

Number of invalid ballots:

0

Number of valid ballots:

191

Abstentions:

5

Number of Members present and voting:

186

Required majority:

124


Number of votes obtained by country:


Chile

186


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