Trudeau receives fewer U.N. votes than Stephen Harper did in 2010

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has lost his bid for Canada to secure a temporary seat on the UN Security Council. Ireland defeated Canada to get the seat. Trudeau needed to win 128 votes, and only received 108, whereas Ireland received 128. To the surprise of some, former Prime Minister Stephen Harper actually managed to collect more votes for the same position in 2010, though not by much. While Trudeau managed to get 108, Harper barely edged him out, receiving 114. In 2010, Canada ran alongside countries such as Germany and Portugal, with both making the cut.