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Elections for 5 non-permanent UNSC members in June; India assured of seat

Election for the five non-permanent members of the 15-nation council for the 2021-22 term was originally scheduled on June 17

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BS Web TeamAgencies United Nations
The UN General Assembly has decided to hold elections for the five non-permanent members of the Security Council next month under the new voting arrangements due to the Covid-19 restrictions, with India assured a win being the sole contender for the Asia Pacific seat.

The 193-member General Assembly adopted the decision on Friday titled 'Procedure for holding elections by secret ballot without a plenary meeting during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic'.

According to the decision, the elections of non-permanent members to the Security Council and the election of members to the Economic and Social Council will be held simultaneously in

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First Published: May 30 2020 | 3:42 PM IST

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