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Breaking News India elected to UN Human Rights Council with highest votes among candidates

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India won a seat to Human Rights Council at United Nations with highest votes among all candidates. Five countries including India contested the election for five vacancies in the Asia Pacific region - thereby assuring the election of all five. The other four candidates are Bangladesh, Bahrain, Fiji and the Philippines.

As per reports, India got 188 votes out of 193 - highest for any contesting candidate. After the election, India will join China, Pakistan and Nepal which were elected in previous years for three-year terms. Seats in the 47-member Council are allocated based on "equitable regional distribution" leaving Asia Pacific region 13 seats.
India elected to UN Human Rights Council with highest votes among candidates | India News
 
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