Seven countries will compete for five seats in the UN Security Council

Seven countries will fight for five seats in the UN Security Council. The General Assembly will elect new non-permanent members on Wednesday.

Among the candidates are Canada, Djibouti, India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico and Norway. From 2021 the selected countries will take the seats of Germany, Belgium, Dominican Republic, Indonesia and South Africa.

In order to be elected, two thirds of the votes of the General Assembly delegates present must be obtained. According to the regulations, elections are held by secret ballot.