Pedro Agramunt quits as PACE President

Pedro Agramunt has resigned as President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)

Mr. Agramunt took to Twitter to announce the resignation “because of personal reasons.”

“Today, for personal reasons, I have decided to no longer chair the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe,” he tweeted.

A motion for his dismissal had been scheduled for debate at the opening of the plenary session in Strasbourg on 9 October. This debate will now not take place.

Following his resignation, the most senior Vice-President of the Assembly, Sir Roger Gale, automatically becomes Acting President. In line with the PACE Rules, he shall act until the election of a new President at the following part-session of the Assembly.

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