|Date||5 September 2000|
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Item 6 of the provisional agenda
Election of the Vice-Presidents of the General Assembly
Pursuant to rule 31 of the rules of procedure, we shall now proceed to the election of the Vice-Presidents of the General Assembly.
All members of the General Assembly are eligible in this election except those already represented in the General Committee, namely those countries whose representatives have been elected to the presidency of the General Assembly or to the chairmanships of the Main Committees.
In accordance with paragraphs 2 and 3 of the annex to resolution 33/138, the 21 Vice-Presidents of the General Assembly at its fifty-fifth session shall be elected according to the following pattern:
(a) Six representatives from African States;
(b) Five representatives from Asian States;
(c) One representative from an Eastern European State;
(d) Three representatives from Latin American and Caribbean States;
(e) One representative from Western European and other States;
(f) Representatives of the five permanent members of the Security Council.
In accordance with paragraph 16 of annex VI to the rules of procedure, the election of the Vice-Presidents of the Assembly by secret ballot will be dispensed with when the number of candidates corresponds to the number of seats to be filled. We shall proceed accordingly.
I shall now read the names of the endorsed candidates:
African States: Burkina Faso, Comoros, Gabon, Guinea, Mozambique, Tunisia.
Asian States: Bhutan, Kuwait, Maldives, Uzbekistan, Yemen.
Eastern European States: Belarus.
Latin American and Caribbean States: El Salvador, Haiti, Suriname.
Western European and other States: Turkey.
Since the number of candidates corresponds to the number of seats to be filled in each region, I declare those candidates elected, in addition to the representatives of the five permanent members of the Security Council.
The following States have therefore been elected to vice-presidencies of the General Assembly: Belarus, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, China, Comoros, El Salvador, France, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, Kuwait, Maldives, Mozambique, the Russian Federation, Suriname, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, Uzbekistan and Yemen.
I wish to take this opportunity to congratulate the States which have been elected Vice-Presidents of the General Assembly.
With the Chairmen of the six Main Committees and the 21 Vice-Presidents elected, the General Committee for the fifty-fifth session of the General Assembly has now been fully constituted in accordance with rule 38 of the rules of procedure.
The 1st meeting of the General Committee will be held on Wednesday, 6 September 2000, at 8 p.m.