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UN Membership Fills 5 Security Council Seats

U.N. member states elected five countries to the Security Council on Thursday, each for a two-year term. Angola, Venezuela and Malaysia were put forth by their regional groups and ran uncontested, easily achieving more than the two-thirds majority of votes needed to validate their victories. The only suspense in Thursday’s ballot was in the group known as “Western Europe and Others”.  WEOG, as it is known, is not a strictly regional group as it includes far-flung members such as...

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