Venezuela, Malaysia, Angola, New Zealand win U.N. Council seats

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 16, 2014 11:56 AM

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Venezuela, Malaysia, Angola and New Zealand won seats on the United Nations Security Council on Thursday for two years from Jan. 1, 2015, while a run-off vote between Spain and Turkey was taking place to decide who gets the fifth available spot.

The 193-member U.N. General Assembly elected Venezuela with 181 votes in favor, Malaysia with 187 votes, Angola with 190 vote and New Zealand with 145 votes.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols)