Five countries elected to U.N. Security Council

Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:39am EDT

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday elected Bosnia, Brazil, Gabon, Lebanon and Nigeria to serve on the Security Council in 2010 and 2011.

From January 1, they will replace Burkina Faso, Costa Rica, Croatia, Libya and Vietnam as non-veto-holding members of the 15-nation body.

(Reporting by Patrick Worsnip; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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