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What do we mean by the veto power?

Asked by Topperlearning User 16th October 2015, 1:42 PM
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Each member of the UN Security Council is allotted one vote. Decisions on procedural matters are made by an affirmative vote of nine members, including the concurring votes of all permanent members. The negative vote of a permanent member is known as a ‘veto’. The Council cannot act on a particular matter if any of the permanent members uses the veto power. However, abstinence from voting does not amount to a negative vote or veto.

Answered by Expert 16th October 2015, 3:42 PM
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