Argentina was elected to a seat in the Security Council of the UN
Buenos Aires, October 19, 2012
Argentina, on Thursday, was elected to a seat in the Security Council of the UN for the period 2013/2014, following a vote in the UN General Assembly, in which also were selected Australia and Rwanda.
The Argentina won 182 votes, far more than the two thirds vote required (129) among the 193 UN member states. Australia scored 140 and 154 Rwanda, which was enough to also be chosen automatically based on the first ballot.
The other two non-permanent seats renewing one for Western Europe and other countries and another for Asia, were subject to further ballots. Luxembourg and Finland, on the one hand and Korea and Cambodia, on the other, were outlined as favorites. Argentina, which was presented to happen to Colombia in a bench traditionally reserved for Latin America and the Caribbean, not faced any country of region, so that his election was virtually assured beforehand.
At just 182 votes opposed a vote for Barbados and one for Cuba. It will be the ninth time that Argentina is part of the Security Council, the first of which had been in 1948/1949 and the last in 2005/2006.
For his part, Australia was elected to one of the benches and other Western European countries (so far in the hands of Germany and Portugal), to get 140 votes on the first ballot.