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PACE set to debate a motion for dismissal of its President at October session

Strasbourg, 30.06.2017 - A motion for dismissal of the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Pedro Agramunt, has just been tabled by 158 component members of the Assembly belonging to 5 political groups and 36 national delegations.

In line with the Rules of Procedure, as amended on 27 June 2017, the motion shall be put to a vote of the Assembly at the opening of the part-session which immediately follows its publication (Strasbourg, 9-13 October). The voluntary resignation of the President from his office shall terminate the procedure.

Until the final decision on the motion is taken, the President ceases to chair the meetings of the Assembly.