The Indonesian delegation reacts after being voted in during the election of five non-permanent members of the Security Council, Friday, June 8, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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The United Nations General Assembly voted Friday to elect Germany, Belgium, South Africa, the Dominican Republic and Indonesia for a two-year term in the Security Council starting on Jan. 1, 2019 .Indonesia drew more votes than the Maldives in the contested election for one Asia-Pacific seat by 144 to 46, while the other four candidates ran unopposed.There were 190 ballots in Friday's vote.The Maldives, with only 46 votes, lost out to Indonesia for the Asia Pacific regional group's seat.The diplomat noted that the Africa group has a "very sophisticated" process in order to always have three seats at the Council, including one Arab country.
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