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Home » News » PACE in tense election for new president

PACE in tense election for new president

October 10, 2017 15:58 News, Politics A+ / A-

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is holding a third round of voting today to elect a new president with an intense competition between the proposed candidates Stella Kyriakides (Cyprus, EPP/CD) and Emanuelis Zingeris (Lithuania, EPP/CD).
“The Armenian delegation gives preference to the candidate from Cyprus as an objective and impartial MP. The outcome of the previous two rounds of voting showed that Kyriakides has a greater chance,” head of the Armenian delegation to PACE told Panorama.am.
None of the candidates receives unilateral support from the EPP/CD as well. According to some news, the Azerbaijani and Turkish delegations voice support to Zingeris. The voting results will be announced today.
To note, none of the candidates received an absolute majority of the votes as a result of the second round of voting held on Monday. Stella Kyriakides gained 121 votes and Emanuelis Zingeris – 69 votes.
A candidate is required to receive 152 votes for absolute majority.

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