Libya, Vietnam, Burkina Faso elected to UN council

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UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 (Reuters) Libya, Vietnam and Burkina Faso were elected to nonpermanent seats on the United Nations Security Council for the years 2008-09 in a vote by the UN General Assembly today.

The three countries were unopposed and obtained the required two-thirds majority of votes in favor from the 192-member Assembly.

There was no first-ballot result in the contests between Croatia and the Czech Republic and Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic respectively for the other two Council seats up for election this year.

Croatia got 95 votes to the Czech Republic's 91, while Costa Rica took 116 votes compared with 72 for the Dominican Republic.

A second ballot was to be held immediately.

REUTERS RSA RAI2206

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