1081st meeting – 31 March 2010

Item 1.6

Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly –

Procedure for election

(Regulations relating to the appointment of the Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General and Secretary General of the Assembly having the rank of Deputy Secretary General, DD(2010)78)

Decision

The Deputies approved the following timetable concerning the procedure for the election of the Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly:

21 May 2010: closing date for the submission of candidates;

9 June 2010 (1087th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies): preliminary examination of candidatures by the Deputies;

24 June 2010: consultation with the Parliamentary Assembly in the Joint Committee;1

7 July 2010 (1090th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies): adoption of a resolution containing the list of the names of the candidates or name of one candidate;2

4-8 October 2010 (4th part-session of the Parliamentary Assembly): election.

1 Article 4 of the Regulations stipulates that “this consultation shall take place, unless otherwise agreed to by the Joint Committee, not less than thirty days before the date of the opening of the Session during which the Assembly will be called upon to make the appointment.”

2 Article 5.a of the Regulations stipulates that “unless it has been otherwise agreed after discussion in the Joint Committee, the Committee of Ministers shall draw up a list containing at least two names, which shall be submitted to the Assembly.”



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