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Djibouti and Kenya to face off again for a seat at UN

New York (SD) – Neither Kenya nor Djibouti got enough votes to secure their bid on permanent seat a the 15-member UN Security Council.

In today’s election, Kenya received 113 votes, while Djibouti received 78 votes, which means a second run of vote tomorrow, as Kenya has not received two-thirds or 129 votes.

Kenya and Djibouti are both looking to replace South Africa, the successful country will occupy the seat for the next two years.

If Kenya wins tomorrows run off vote, it will be the third time that Kenya sits on that Djibouti has won the seat.

The five permanent members of the Security Council are the United States, UK, Russia, China and France. The other 10 seats are held by one of the other 193 UN member states for two years at a time.

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