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Venezuela and Libya lose UN vote for 3rd time in 3 years

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and have been suspended from voting in the UN for the third time in three years because of millions of dollars in unpaid dues to the body.

informed the in late January that 14 countries including and were in arrears, and confirmed today that has lost its vote in the 193-member global organisation as a result. did as well.

According to a letter from Guterres to the Assembly president, Venezuela must pay a minimum of USD 25,200,296 to restore its voting rights and Libya must pay at least USD 6,594,842.

Venezuela is mired in an economic and political crisis and Libya has two rival governments, each backed by an array of militias.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 07:55 IST