Thorbjørn Jagland re-elected as CoE Secretary General

Thorbjørn Jagland re-elected as CoE Secretary General

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) re-elected Thorbjørn Jagland (Norway) Secretary General of the Council of Europe for a five-year term.

In the first round of the election Tuesday, June 24, Thorbjørn Jagland obtained 156 votes (an absolute majority) and Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger (Germany) 93 votes. There were 249 votes cast.

Jagland was elected Secretary General of the Council of Europe for a first term in 2009. The same year, he was also elected Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. He was President of the Norwegian Parliament (Storting) from 2005 to 2009.

His term of office will start on October 1, 2014.

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