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Netherlands, Italy to Share UN Security Council Seat

The Netherlands and Italy took the rare step Tuesday of agreeing to share a two-year seat on the U.N. Security Council, after a contest that ended in a dead heat. After five rounds of voting, the countries were tied with 95 votes each. Neither was able to reach the two-thirds majority needed to secure a seat. After discussions, the two European Union members offered to split the seat allocated to the “Western Europe and Others Group” for one year each. “I think it’s a signal of...

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