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CCTV :Ethiopia Among New Members Elected At The UNSC(United Nations Security Council)

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CCTV :Ethiopia Among New Members Elected At The UNSC(United Nations Security Council)

Ethiopia has won a much-coveted seat on the United Nations Security Council. The UN General Assembly has chosen five new council members. Ethiopia and Bolivia were appointed unopposed. Sweden and Kazakhstan won contested elections. And the Netherlands and Italy ended a battle for the final seat by agreeing to split the two-year term. Italy will hold the seat in 2017 and the Netherlands in 2018. The 15-member council includes five permanent members with veto power -- the US, Russia, China, Britain and France -- and 10 non-permanent members. The Security Council is the United Nations' most powerful body.

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