SPAIN won a seat on the United Nations Security Council and beat Turkey to become one of ten non-permanent members for the 2015-2016 period.
Spain came out victorious in the third round of voting and will be joined during its term by Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand and Venezuela.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was delighted by the ‘excellent news’ while Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo declared: “Spain is back!”
The Security Council has five permanent members with veto powers: Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States of America.
It holds regular elections to fill its rotating seats by the 193 countries that make up the UN’s General Assembly.