Germany to the Security Council

Germany has been elected for a seat in the UN Security Council for two years.

Deutschland ist als nicht-ständiges Mitglied in den UN-Sicherheitsrat gewählt worden.

New York (dpa) - Germany has been elected by the UN General Assembly to take a seat on the UN Security Council for two years from 2019.

Berlin will become a non-permanent member of the 15-strong council for the sixth time in January.

Of the 190 nations voting, 184 voted for Germany to join, with two countries abstaining in the secret ballot.

Belgium, South Africa, the Dominican Republic and Indonesia were also voted onto the council.