Election Results 2012

Elected: Argentina, Brazil, Côte d'Ivoire, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Montenegro, Pakistan, the Republic of Korea, Sierra Leone, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and Venezuela
Newly Elected Country Ranked by Freedom House NOT FREE: Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates
Total Number of Countries on Council now ranked FREE: 23
Total Number of Countries on Council now ranked NOT FREE or PARTLY FREE: 24

Detailed Results

African Regional Group
Gabon 187 votes
Côte d'Ivoire 183 votes
Sierra Leone 182 votes
Kenya 180 votes
Ethiopia 178 votes
Sudan * 4 votes (not elected)

Asian Regional Group
United Arab Emirates 184 votes
Kazakhstan 183 votes
Japan 182 votes
Republic of Korea 176 votes
Pakistan 171 votes

Eastern European Regional Group
Estonia 184 votes
Montenegro 182 votes

Latin America and Carribean Regional Group
Brazil 184 votes
Argentina 176 votes
Venezuela 154 vote
Bolivia * 2 votes (not elected)
Panama * 1 vote (not elected)

Western Europe and Other Regional Group
United States 131 votes
Germany 127 votes
Ireland 124 votes
Greece 78 votes (not elected)
Sweden 75 votes (not elected)

* candidacy never confirmed