The head of the PACE Committee is not aware of the amendment mechanism of impeachment
STRASBOURG, 28 APR — RIA Novosti. The head of the profile Committee of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Liliane Maury Pasquier yet knows nothing about the mechanism of amending the regulations of the Assembly, introducing the procedure for the removal of speaker from office.
That parliamentary Committee has begun work on amendments, impeachment, told RIA Novosti Vice-speaker of the Assembly George Legwinski.
“I don’t know yet,” said Maury, answering the question, what is the procedure for amending the regulation on the procedure of impeachment.
MEPs demanded a vote of no confidence to President of PACE Pedro Agramunt on Monday at the opening session of the Assembly. The reason was the discontent of deputies visit of the PACE President to Syria. Agramunt himself called it a mistake.
On Tuesday in the Assembly parliamentary hearings were held, where the PACE President was asked questions about his trip. In his speech he said that he will make a statement on his status on Friday. After that he left the PACE and no longer appeared at meetings of the Assembly.
In the office of the Assembly, RIA Novosti explained that the procedure of vote of no confidence in the PACE there, and the decision to dismiss can only take the head of the PACE willingly. Accordingly, while Agramunt not announced his retirement, he formally remains the head Assembly.
In this case the authorized body of the PACE Bureau on Friday ruled that Agramunt cannot make statements and to participate in trips from the face PACE.