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Members of the ITU Council elected

The Plenipotentiary Conference was tasked to elect the 46 Member States called to sit on the ITU Council to represent the membership in the interval between Plenipotentiary Conferences. The ITU Council acts on behalf of the Plenipotentiary Conference and meets annually to consider broad telecommunication policy issues to ensure that the Union's policies and strategies respond fully to the constantly changing telecommunication environment. The Council is also responsible for ensuring the efficient coordination of the work of the Union and the approval of its budgets.

Each of the five administrative regions were entitled to a number of seats as follows: Region A – Americas (8 seats), Region B – Western Europe (8 seats), Region C – Eastern Europe (5 seats), Region D – Africa (13 seats), Region E – Asia and Australasia (12 seats).

The results of today’s vote are as follows. The countries elected are indicated in bold:

REGION A
AMERICAS

REGION B
WESTERN EUROPE

REGION C
EASTERN EUROPE

Brazil

115

Portugal

142

Russia

122

Argentina

110

France

138

Bulgaria

119

United States

110

Switzerland

137

Poland

104

Mexico

109

Germany

136

Czech Republic

94

Canada

104

Denmark

133

Romania

91

Cuba

97

Italy

133

Ukraine

88

Venezuela

92

Spain

133

Belarus

56

Saint Lucia

89

United Kingdom

132

Colombia

80

Chile

70

Ecuador

56

Costa Rica

44

REGION D
AFRICA

REGION E
ASIA/AUSTRALASIA

South Africa

119

Korea (Republic of)

123

Kenya

108

Philippines

123

Senegal

105

India

122

Morocco

103

China

120

Mali

101

Australia

116

Egypt

100

Japan

114

Cameroon

94

Thailand

108

Gabon

86

Saudi Arabia

99

Tunisia

84

Vietnam

99

Algeria

79

Malaysia

91

Burkina Faso

78

Pakistan

90

Côte d’Ivoire

78

Kuwait

83

Tanzania

78

Iran (Islamic republic)

76

Uganda

75

Lebanon

68

Zimbabwe

69

Fiji

65

Cape Verde

68

Syria

65

Benin

64

Jordan

56

Ghana

61

Sri Lanka

53

Niger

59

Sudan

47

Ethiopia

46

Nigeria

33

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