UNSC non-permanent member
- The UN Security Council has selected Indonesia as a non-permanent member.
- The Maldives and Indonesia had contested for the seat in the UN Security Council.
- Indonesia secured 144 votes whereas Maldives won 46 out of total 190 votes.
- Indonesia has been elected as a non-permanent member for a two-year term on the Security Council starting on Jan. 1, 2019.
- A total of 190 members participated in the UN Security Council voting.
- To be a member of the council the concerned country has to get more than a two-thirds majority or 127 votes.
- Other newly elected non-permanent members include Germany, Belgium, Dominican Republic and South Africa.