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Re-eligibility of committee chairpersons or vice-chairpersons

Strasbourg, 31.05.2013 – The Standing Committee of the PACE decided today in Yerevan that if a committee chair or vice-chair falls vacant in the course of a session, a former chairperson or vice-chairperson of that committee who has served two complete terms may be elected for an incomplete term until the end of that session (this decision will not apply to sub-committees).

The Standing Committee believes that this will help to to forestall the problems that might arise if a committee chair or vice-chair is vacated during the year, particularly where a chairperson or vice-chairperson forfeits his or her membership of the Assembly following national parliamentary elections.