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Request by Mexico for observer status with the Council of Europe

Resolution 1203 (1999)

Parliamentary Assembly
SeeDoc. 8561, report of the Political Affairs Committee, rapporteur: Mr Palmitjavila Ribó. Text adopted by the Standing Committee, acting on behalf of the Assembly, on 4 November 1999.
1. Mexico submitted its request for Observer status with the Council of Europe on 7 December 1998. In its Opinion No. 214, the Parliamentary Assembly concluded that Mexico met the requirements of Statutory Resolution (93) 26 and recommended that the Committee of Ministers grant such status.
2. On 11 December 1998, the Parliament of Mexico requested Observer status with the Parliamentary Assembly.
3. On 24 September 1999, the Bureau of the Assembly, after examination of the report of the Political Affairs Committee on this request, decided to propose to the Assembly that it give a positive reply.
4. The Assembly therefore resolves:
4.1 to grant Observer status to the Mexican Parliament;
4.2 to allocate six seats of Representatives and six seats of Substitutes to the Observer delegation, which should be so composed as to ensure equitable representation of the political parties or forces present in the parliament, and in the representation of the two houses of parliament.