I propose to take Questions Nos. 202, 207 and 208 together.
Ireland is seeking election to one of the two non-permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council which are designated for the Western Europe and Others Group of States for the two-year term 2001-2002. The election will take place in the 185-member UN General Assembly in the autumn of 2000, probably in October. The election is being contested by two other candidates, Norway and Turkey. Successful candidates will require the support of two-thirds of those States present and voting. In effect, this means that the support of around 120 States will be needed to secure election. The election is by secret ballot.