Azerbaijan unopposed in race for U.N. council seat

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Posted: Oct 25, 2011 1:48 PM

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Azerbaijan was left unopposed on Monday in its bid for a seat on the U.N. Security Council in 2012-2013 after Slovenia withdrew from the race following 16 inconclusive rounds of voting.

Azerbaijan still needs to secure a two-thirds majority of votes in the 193-nation U.N. General Assembly to ensure that it joins Pakistan, Morocco, Guatemala and Togo as temporary members of the 15-nation council in January. Those four nations were elected to the council on Friday.

(Reporting by Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Eric Walsh)