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Kenya defeats Djibouti for a seat on UN Security Council

Published Thu Jun 18 2020 18:22:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Kenya has defeated Djibouti for an African seat on the U.N. Security Council in a second round of voting held under dramatically different procedures because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Wednesday's first round of voting, neither country received the required two-thirds majority in the 193-member U.N. General Assembly. In Thursday’s second round, where 128 votes were required to win, Kenya received 129 votes and Djibouti received 62 votes. Kenya, which was endorsed by the African Union, will join Norway, Ireland, India and Mexico, which were elected Wednesday as non-permanent members of the Security Council for two-year terms starting Jan.1.
by By EDITH M. LEDERER
Kenya defeats Djibouti for a seat on UN Security Council
Kenya defeats Djibouti for a seat on UN Security Council