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Requiring a minimum of 30% of each sex on Assembly’s national delegations

Motion for a resolution | Doc. 11664 | 25 June 2008

Ms Lydie ERR, Luxembourg, SOC ; Mr John AUSTIN, United Kingdom ; Ms Olena BONDARENKO, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Jean-Guy BRANGER, France ; Ms Ingrida CIRCENE, Latvia, EPP/CD ; Ms Minodora CLIVETI, Romania ; Ms Anna ČURDOVÁ, Czech Republic ; Mr José Luiz DEL ROIO, Italy ; Ms Blanca Judith DÍAZ DELGADO, Mexico ; Baroness Anita GALE, United Kingdom ; Ms Carina HÄGG, Sweden ; Ms Olha HERASYM'YUK, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Ilie ILAŞCU, Romania ; Ms Birgen KELEŞ, Turkey, SOC ; Ms Svetlana KHORKINA, Russian Federation, EDG ; Mr Oleg LEBEDEV, Russian Federation, EDG ; Ms Nursuna MEMECAN, Turkey, ALDE ; Mr José MENDES BOTA, Portugal, EPP/CD ; Ms Marlene RUPPRECHT, Germany, SOC ; Mr Steingrímur J. SIGFÚSSON, Iceland ; Ms Miet SMET, Belgium ; Ms Darinka STANTCHEVA, Bulgaria ; Ms Doris STUMP, Switzerland, SOC ; Ms Tatiana VOLOZHINSKAYA, Russian Federation, EDG ; Mr Marek WIKIŃSKI, Poland, SOC ; Mr Paul WILLE, Belgium

The new national delegations sitting in the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe must include a minimum of 30% of each sex in each delegation, in accordance with the Congress’ new charter, adopted by the Committee of Ministers in May 2007.

The Congress is the first elected political assembly to establish a 30% minimum gender representation as a condition for membership.

All delegations have met this requirement.

The Parliamentary Assembly should follow the Congress’ example to the letter and decide to modify its Rules of Procedure accordingly.