51/307. Election of eighteen members of the Economic and Social Council At its 47th and 48th plenary meetings, on 31 October 1996, the General Assembly, in accordance with Article 61 of the Charter of the United Nations and rule 145 of the rules of procedure of the Assembly, elected Cape Verde, Chile, Cuba, Djibouti, El Salvador, France, the Gambia, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Mozambique, the Republic of Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Zambia members of the Economic and Social Council for a three-year term of office beginning on 1 January 1997 to fill the vacancies occurring on the expiration of the terms of office of Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Pakistan, Paraguay, Portugal, Senegal, the United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela and Zimbabwe. As a result, the Economic and Social Council is composed of the following fifty-four Member States: Argentina,** Australia,* Bangladesh,** Belarus,* Brazil,* Canada,** Cape Verde,*** Central African Republic,** Chile,*** China,** Colombia,* Congo,* Co^te d'Ivoire,* Czech Republic,** Cuba,*** Djibouti,*** El Salvador,*** Finland,** France,*** Gabon,** Gambia,*** Germany,*** Guyana,** Iceland,*** India,* Jamaica,* Japan,*** Jordan,** Latvia,*** Lebanon,** Luxembourg,* Malaysia,* Mexico,*** Mozambique,*** Netherlands,* Nicaragua,** Philippines,* Poland,* Republic of Korea,*** Romania,** Russian Federation,** Spain,*** Sri Lanka,*** South Africa,* Sudan,* Sweden,** Thailand,* Togo,** Tunisia,** Turkey,*** Uganda,* United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,** United States of America* and Zambia.*** ________________________ * Term of office expires on 31 December 1997. ** Term of office expires on 31 December 1998. *** Term of office expires on 31 December 1999.
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