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UN Members to Elect 5 Countries to Security Council

The U.N. General Assembly will elect five new members to the Security Council on Thursday, each for a two-year term. The outcome is mostly pre-determined before the ballots are cast. Regional groups decide which country to put up as their candidate, eliminating competition. This year, the African Group has chosen Angola, the Latin American and Caribbean States have picked Venezuela, and Asia and the Pacific Islanders have put forward Malaysia. As long as these three candidates earn...

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