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5 Countries Elected to UN Security Council

UNITED NATIONS — Five countries have won two-year terms on the 15-member U.N. Security Council, including one potentially controversial country – Rwanda. Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg, Rwanda and South Korea won non-permanent seats in the vote by the U.N. General Assembly. They will replace outgoing members Colombia, Germany, India, Portugal and South Africa. Eight countries competed for the five open seats, which are allocated regionally. The most hotly contested seats were for Asia-Pacific and the group known as Western European and Others. In the first group,…