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Kenya Clinches UNSC Seat


Jun 18, 2020

Kenya officially becomes UNSC non permanent member .Then win comes after second round of voting as it trounced djibouti in race for the UNSC slot.

Kenya has won the UN Security Council seat after garnering 129 votes against Djibouti’s 62, in second round of voting. 

The contest between Kenya and Djibouti headed to the second round of voting Thursday after the first phase saw Nairobi’s victory insufficient to win the UN Security Council seat.

In the first round, Nairobi scored 113 votes against Djibouti’s 78. And although Kenya was firmly in the driving seat, the rules of the elections demand at least two-thirds of the eligible UN member states voting to be declared winner.

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