Ukrainian People's Deputy Elected Vice President of PACE


Ukrainian people's deputy elected PACE Vice President

People's Deputy of Ukraine Olena Khomenko was elected Vice-President of PACE. It was voted for at the meeting today, January 23.

This was announced by Maria Mezentseva, Head of the Permanent Delegation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to PACE. Thus, 18 colleagues, together with Elena Khomenko, were approved at the winter session of the Assembly in Strasbourg (France), which began its work today.

What is known about the new PACE Vice-President

People's Deputy of Ukraine Olena Khomenko has been elected Vice-President of PACE. 18 colleagues, along with Elena, have just been approved,” Mezentseva wrote.

As it became known, the representative of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation will become part of the Bureau of the Assembly, which forms the agenda and influences many important decisions. She will also chair the PACE meeting in the near future.

Maria Mezentseva with Elena Khomenko/photo by Maria Mezentseva

A new head of PACE has been elected

Presidential elections were held in PACE, in which the Ukrainian People's Deputy Oleksandr Merezhko took part. The Ukrainian candidate lost the fight for the presidency to the representative of the Netherlands, Tina Koks.

Thus, MP Oleksandr Merezhko, representing the Servant of the People faction, received only 44 votes of PACE deputies in the election of the President of the Assembly.

Tiny Cox, a representative of a group of left-wing parties, became president of PACE, receiving 175 votes. He was PACE President in 2022 and thus Cox was re-elected in the first round.

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