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Venezuela, Malaysia, Angola, N.Z., Spain win U.N. Council seats

Oct 17, 2014    

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Venezuela, Malaysia, Angola, New Zealand and Spain won seats on the United Nations Security Council on Thursday for two years from Jan. 1, 2015.The 193-member U.N. General Assembly elected Venezuela with 181 votes, Malaysia with 187 votes, Angola with 190 votes. All three countries campaigned unopposed for their seats after being chosen as the candidates for their respective regional groups, but still needed to win the votes of two-thirds of the General Assembly to secure their spots. The only contest was between New Zealand, Spain and Turkey for two seats given to t...

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