Pedro Agramunt, a Spanish lawmaker and the chairman of the European People’s Party at the Council of Europe (EPP-CD) Group, will replace Luxembourgian lawmaker Anne Brasseur as the president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
The President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is elected for one year by majority of votes and can be reelected once.
Last year he was the rapporteur on the functioning of democratic institutions in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan’s human rights organizations accuse him of bias.
He is also listed among those involved in “caviar diplomacy.”
Reported from Strasbourg by Aghavni Harutyunyan