Indonesia wins UNSC vote
Maldives and Indonesia had contested for a seat in the UNSC, but in the plenary session held at the UN headquarters in New York, Indonesia won the seat after securing 144 votes against 46 for the Maldives.
In the election, 190 members participated, and the winning members had to get more than two-thirds majority or 127 votes.
Indonesia is likely to take up the seat on January 1, 2019 with other newly elected non-permanent members — Germany, Belgium, Dominican Republic and South Africa.
Did you Know
Capital of Indonesia- Jakarta
Currency of Indonesia- Indonesian rupiah
President of Indonesia - Joko Widodo