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Amendment No. 1 | Doc. 14077 | 21 June 2016

The nature of the mandate of members of the Parliamentary Assembly

Signatories: Mr Serhii KIRAL, Ukraine, EC ; Mr Valeriu GHILETCHI, Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD ; Mr Serhiy SOBOLEV, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Ms Chiora TAKTAKISHVILI, Georgia, ALDE ; Mr Leonid YEMETS, Ukraine, EPP/CD

Origin - 2016 - Third part-session

In the draft resolution, paragraph 4, replace the second and third sentences with the following sentences:

"As national elected representatives, parliamentarians are mandated by their national electorate to act in the general interest, albeit in accordance with the political values professed by their political party. As members of the Assembly, they undertake to adhere to the fundamental objectives and principles of the Council of Europe and, to the extent that they are affiliated to one of the five political groups of the Assembly, to promote the group's objectives, values and principles, which also must be in accordance with the political values professed by their national political party."

Explanatory note

Adding the word "national" more specifically shows the nature of the Assembly members' mandate. It is not the European electorate but the national electorate who elected their national representatives to the Parliamentary Assembly. Thus, members should be focused on the objectives of their respective nations.