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Ex-minister of Lebanon Elected by U.N. to International Court of Justice

Fouad Ammoun, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lebanon, was elected here today to fill the vacancy on the nine-member International Court of Justice created three months ago by the death of another Arab member of the Court, Judge Abdel Hamid Badawi of Egypt.

The Security Council, which, in accordance with the procedures in this case, had to approve Mr. Ammoun’s candidacy first, elected him by a vote of 11 to 0. A few minutes later, the General Assembly elected him by a vote of 100 out of the 106 members present. Six members of the Assembly voted for Sturer Petren of Sweden. The usual term for a member of the court is seven years, but Mr. Ammoun will serve only for the rest of the tenure held by the late Judge Badawi, which will expire in February, 1967.