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Liechtenstein delegation comes top for voting at PACE

Parliamentarians from Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Sweden and Andorra voted most often in plenary debates of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) during 2017, according to statistics made public today.

A “league table” of the voting rates of national delegations, appearing in an annual survey prepared for the Assembly’s Bureau, shows that Liechtenstein’s two-member delegation cast just over 92 per cent of the maximum number of all possible votes across the year, the best record.

Other national delegations with high voting turnouts included the six-strong Swiss delegation (which took part in just over 88 per cent of all votes), the Swedish delegation with six members (over 84 per cent) and Andorra’s two-member delegation (over 83 %).
Statistics on the level of participation of national delegations for the four 2017 part-sessions show that the overall average level of participation of the members of the 46 delegations was 56.17%. However, 17 of the current 46 delegations’ average participation rates are less than 50%.

The statistics also covered the participation of members of national parliamentary delegations in plenary sessions and committee meetings