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Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy


The committee shall consider the general policy of the Council of Europe and all political matters which fall within the competence of the Organisation. It shall report on urgent political situations and crises in Council of Europe member states.

Dame Cheryl Gillan (United Kingdom, EC/DA) served as Chairperson of the Committee from January 2020 until her passing away in April 2021. Zsolt Németh (Hungary, EC/DA) was elected as Chairperson in April 2021.