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India wins election to UN Human Rights Council

Press Trust of India  |  United Nations 

was elected to the United Nations' top body on Friday for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019, getting 188 votes in the category.

The 193-member held elections here for new members to the UN Council. The 18 new members were elected by absolute majority through a secret ballot. Countries needed a minimum of 97 votes to get elected to the Council.

was vying for a seat in the category. Along with India, Bahrain, Bangladesh, and had also staked a claim in the same regional group.

Given that there were five nations vying for five seats in the category, India's election to the Council was all but certain.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 21:35 IST