Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Chad, Chile & Lithuania Elected into UN Security Council

Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Chad, Chile and Lithuania were on Thursday elected by the 193-member U.N. General Assembly to serve a two-year term on the U.N. Security Council.

The countries will replace Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo on the 15-member Security Council with effect from January 1, 2014. Though all the five countries were elected unopposed, they will still needed approval from at least two-thirds of the General Assembly to secure their seats on the Security Council.

The council is made up of five permanent members who have veto power:  the United States, Britain, China, France and Russia while the other ten are temporary members and they have no veto power.

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