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PACE re-elects Turkish MP as president

25 January 2011 [12:25] - TODAY.AZ
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) re-elected on Monday Turkish lawmaker Mevlut Cavusoglu as its president.
In its plenary session in Strasbourg, PACE chose Cavusoglu, an MP from Turkey's ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party, as its president again for one more year.

The assembly named its vice-presidents as Jose Vera Jardim (Portugal), Konstantinos Vrettos (Greece), Joachim Horster (Germany), Robert Walter (United Kingdom), Jean-Claude Mignon (France), Sinikka Hurskainen (Finland), Frank Fahey (Ireland), Tiny Kox (the Netherlands), Gebhard Negele (Liechtenstein), Karin S. Oldseth (Norway), Luigi Vitali (Italy), Dariusz Lipinski (Poland), Andris Berzins (Latvia), Emanuelis Zingeris (Lithuania), Ana Guçu (Moldova), Konstantin Kosachev (Russian Federation), Marton Braun (Hungary), Ivan Popescu (Ukraine), Petre Tsiskarishvili (Armenia) and AK Party Erol Aslan Cebeci (Turkey).

Also, PACE decided to establish a committee to deal with the Upper Karabakh dispute.

On January 25, 2010, PACE elected a Turkish parliamentarian, Mevlut Cavusoglu, as its president for the first time in its history.

Cavusoglu replaced Spanish lawmaker Luis Maria de Puig as the president of PACE for two years in January 2010. Cavusoglu had been a member of the PACE for the past two terms when he was elected as president in 2010.

/World Bulletin/

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