General Assembly Elects Angola, Malaysia, Venezuela, New Zealand, Spain as Non-Permanent Members of Security Council for 2015-2016

16 October 2014
GA/11570

General Assembly Elects Angola, Malaysia, Venezuela, New Zealand, Spain as Non-Permanent Members of Security Council for 2015-2016

Sixty-ninth session,
25th Meeting (AM)

In three rounds of voting, of which two were restricted, the General Assembly today elected Angola, Malaysia, Venezuela, New Zealand and Spain 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 Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg, Republic of Korea and Rwanda.  Chad, Chile, Jordan, Lithuania and Nigeria will continue to serve as elected Council members during 2015, completing the second year of their respective terms.  All new Council members will take their seats on 1 January 2015.

The five non-permanent members were elected according to the following pattern: two seats for African and Asia-Pacific States, one seat for Latin American and Caribbean States, and two seats for Western European and Other States.  The four new members from Angola, Malaysia, Venezuela and New Zealand met the required two-thirds majority, and were elected in the first round of voting.

With one vacancy remaining among the Western European and other States at the end of the first round of voting, the Assembly moved to a second round (first restricted), in which neither Spain nor Turkey met the required two-thirds majority for election.

The vacancy among the Western European and other States still remaining, the General Assembly then moved on to a third round of voting (second restricted), in which Spain was elected.

The Assembly will next convene on Friday, 17 October, to take up two reports of the Secretary-General on the New Partnership for Africa's Development, and also to take up the 2001-2010 Decade to Roll Back Malaria.

First round voting results

African and Asia-Pacific States

 

Number of ballot papers:

193

Number of invalid ballots:

0

Number of valid ballots:

193

Abstentions:

1

Number of Members present and voting:

192

Required majority:

128

Number of votes obtained by country:

 

Angola

190

Malaysia

187

Congo

1

Latin American and Caribbean States

 

Number of ballot papers:

193

Number of invalid ballots:

1

Number of valid ballots:

192

Abstentions:

10

Number of Members present and voting:

182

Required majority:

122

Number of votes obtained by country:

 

Venezuela

181

Brazil

1

Western European and Other States

 

Number of ballot papers:

193

Number of invalid ballots:

0

Number of valid ballots:

193

Abstentions:

0

Number of Members present and voting:

193

Required majority:

129

Number of votes obtained by country:

 

New Zealand

145

Spain

121

Turkey

109

Second Round Voting Results (First Restricted)

 

Western European and Other States

 

Number of ballot papers:

193

Number of invalid ballots:

0

Number of valid ballots:

193

Abstentions:

0

Number of Members present and voting:

193

Required majority:

129

Number of votes obtained by country:

 

Spain:

120

Turkey:

73

Third Round Voting Results (Second Restricted)

 

Western European and Other States

 

Number of ballot papers:

193

Number of invalid ballots:

0

Number of valid ballots:

193

Abstentions:

1

Number of Members present and voting:

192

Required majority:

128

Number of votes obtained by country:

 

Spain:

132

Turkey:

60

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