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Swiss socialist Liliane Maury Pasquier becomes PACE President

Source : 112 Ukraine

She was appointed without a voting as she was the only candidate
16:07, 25 June 2018

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Liliane Maury Pasquier a Swiss MP has become a new President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) as the website of the Council of Europe broadcasted.

Pasquier was the only candidate from the socialists who got the quota to become the PACE Head until the end of 2019 on the principle of rotation and she was appointed without a voting.

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Earlier Pasquier was a speaker on the Russian issue and criticized Russia for many times due to the aggression against Ukraine and violation of the human rights and democratic rights inside the federation. Moreover, she is one of the authors of the joint PACE speakers’ statement with a demand to Russia to release Nadia Savchenko.

At the same time, Liliane Maury Pasquier is well-known for her position to keep and develop the dialogue with Russia. Moreover, she will also head the committee responsible for the negotiations on the lifting of the sanctions from Russian delegation as she becomes the PACE President.

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As we reported the PACE will hold the debates on the Ukrainian political prisoners detained in Russia on June 28. Oleksy Honcharenko, the permanent member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE reported to 112 Ukraine that the offer on the debates came from the Ukrainian side.

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