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Andorra delegation comes top for voting at PACE

Parliamentarians from Andorra, Liechtenstein, Sweden and Norway voted most often in plenary debates of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) during 2018, 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 Andorra’s two-member delegation cast just over 83 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 two-strong Liechtenstein delegation (which took part in just over 76 per cent of all votes), the Swedish delegation with six members (over 73 per cent) and Norway’s five-member delegation (over 70 per cent).

Statistics on the level of participation of national delegations for the four 2018 part-sessions show that the overall average level of participation of the members of the 46 delegations was 51,75%. 20 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