Kenya wins the coveted seat at the UN Security Council

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BY SOURCES,18TH JUNE,2020-Kenya has won the coveted seat at  the U.N. Security Council  after Runoff.Kenya beat  Djibout  after both countries  failed to garner more than 128 votes of all the 193 member states to capture the seat in the first round election which was conducted on Wednesday night  night.On Thursaday evening KENYA won the  non-permanent member for 2021-22 in second round of elections held at the New York headquarters. Votes 129 Kenya Djibouti 62

On Wednesday, Kenya, the African Union endorsed candidate, polled 113 votes against Djibouti’s 78 votes, falling short of the threshold by 15 votes.

The other two seats will be filled by Tunisia and Niger. If Kenya wins in Thursday evening’s vote it will be the third time the country will be serving on the Council.

The Security Council has 10 non-permanent members in addition to the veto-wielding Big Five – Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States.


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