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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 03:26 PM

5 new countries join UN Security Council

Source: Agence France-Presse

5 new countries join UN Security Council
Agence France-Presse
Posted at 10/19/2012 1:41 AM | Updated as of 10/19/2012 2:32 AM

UNITED NATIONS - Rwanda, Argentina, Australia, South Korea and Luxembourg won non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council on Thursday.

Each needed at least 129 votes from among the 193 member states of the UN General Assembly.

Rwanda got 148, while Australia took 140 and Argentina 182. South Korea's tally was 149 votes, and Luxembourg's 131 after a second round of voting.

In the Asia-Pacific region South Korea needed the second round to beat Bhutan and Cambodia while, in the so-called "Western European and Others" group, Luxembourg prevailed over Finland.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 08:43 PM

1. And the diabolical campaign for Luxenbourgian world domination goes on...





(btw, everybody should give Bhutan and Finland a hug. They're sad today.)

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 09:45 PM

2. Luxembourg over Findland? How is this possible

Luxembourgians do not know how to Samba..... at least not like the Finns!

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Response to SteveG (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 10:12 PM

3. Here's a poignant lament that will help you cope with your grief

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