In the context of the election of a Vice-President of the Assembly in respect of the Russian Federation, the Assembly decided this morning to hold a vote by secret ballot on the election of the candidate proposed by the Russian delegation, Leonid Slutskiy. The voting will be open from the beginning of this afternoon's sitting at 3.30 p.m. and will continue until the end of the sitting. The results will be announced at tomorrow morning’s sitting.
According to PACE’s Rules of Procedure, the candidates proposed by national delegations shall be declared elected without a ballot. However, if there is a request for a vote by at least twenty representatives or substitutes in respect of one or several candidates, they shall be elected by secret ballot.