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Five new members elected to UN Security Council

Updated: 2012-10-20 08:02
By Agencies in Sydney and Seoul ( China Daily)

Five new members elected to UN Security Council

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Friday hailed Canberra's election to the United Nations Security Council, saying holding the non-permanent seat would bring an "Australian accent" to world affairs.

Australia, which received 140 votes from the secret ballot of 193 members, was elected to the two-year role beginning in January along with Rwanda, Argentina, the Republic of Korea and Luxembourg in a vote in New York on Thursday.

"This is a proud day for Australia," Gillard told reporters.

Five new members elected to UN Security Council

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