Election Results 2008

Elected: Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, France,
Gabon, Ghana, Japan, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Slovakia,
Ukraine, United Kingdom, Zambia.
Newly Elected Country Ranked by
Freedom House NOT FREE:
Bahrain, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Pakistan, Zambia
Total Number of Countries on Council
now ranked FREE:
22
Total Number of Countries on Council
now ranked NOT FREE or PARTLY FREE:
25

Detailed Results

African Regional Group:
192 Votes Cast, 192 Valid, 1 Abstension
Zambia 182 votes
Ghana 181 votes
Burkina Faso 180 votes
Gabon 178 votes

Asian Regional Group:
192 Votes Cast, 192 Valid, 0 Abstentions
Japan 155 votes
Bahrain 142 votes
Republic of Korea 139 votes
Pakistan 114 votes
Sri Lanka 101 votes
Timor-Leste 92 votes

Eastern European Regional Group:
192 Votes Cast, 190 Valid, 3 Abstentions
Slovakia 135 votes
Ukraine 125 votes
Serbia 93 votes

Latin America and Carribean Regional Group:
192 Votes Cast, 192 Valid, 5 Abstentions
Chile 176 votes
Brazil 175 votes
Argentina 172 votes

Western Europe and Other Regional Group:
192 Votes Cast, 190 Valid, 10 Abstentions
France 123 votes
United Kingdom 120 votes
Spain 119 votes