A follow on from this mornings post on the Elections to the five non-permament seats on the UN Security Council.
The following countries have been elected:
- African Group: South Africa
- Asian Group: India
- Latin America: Columbia
- Western European and Other States: Germany and Portugal
While the African, Asian and Latin American seats were uncontested, the candidates still needed a two-third majority to be elected.Canada, Germany and Portugal were contesting the Western European and Other States Seat.
Germany attained the required votes on the first round of voting. On the second round Portugal finished higher then Canada. Following that announcement and before the third round of voting, Canada withdrew from the election. The General Assembly is currently voting on Portugal membership of the council.
The full voting results are here