Assembly votes to confirm Hungarian member’s nomination to two committees

Strasbourg, 23.01.2012 – The Assembly has voted to confirm the nomination of a Hungarian member to two of its committees, following a challenge at the opening of this morning’s sitting.

The nomination of Tamás Gaudy Nagi (Hungary, NR) to the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, and to the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination, was challenged by Jean-Claude Frécon (France, SOC) – the second time such a challenge had been made, after a similar challenge to this nomination on Monday.

Under the Assembly’s Rules, the first challenge was referred to the national delegation concerned, which then re-submitted it in the same terms. If there is a second challenge to an identical nomination, the Assembly votes by a simple majority on whether to accept the nomination or not.

 Rules of Procedure (extract)