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vojtechpikal [Art. 6 Voting]
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-Proposed Rules of Procedure of Council based on Rules of the PP-EU Conference in Manchester +Proposed Rules of Procedure of Council based on Rules of the PP-EU Conference in Manchester\\  
-PP-EU Conference ​        ​December 1st/2nd 2012  ​ +PP-EU Conference December 1st/2nd 2012  ​
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-__**UNDER CUNSTRUCTION**__+
  
 ====== Rules of Procedure for Council meetings ====== ====== Rules of Procedure for Council meetings ======
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 ===== Art. 3 Remote delegates ===== ===== Art. 3 Remote delegates =====
   * 1. The chair appoints a proxy through which the remote delegates may act.   * 1. The chair appoints a proxy through which the remote delegates may act.
-  * 2. The remote delegates must state their screen name and join appropriate ​onlime ​discussion to communicate with the proxy. +  * 2. The remote delegates must state their screen name and join appropriate ​online ​discussion to communicate with the proxy. 
-  * 3. The remote delegates may request the floor to make a statement or ask a  question by explicitly writing so. The proxy person will then request the floor on their behalf, be recognized by the chairman ​in turn and read the statement or question aloud.+  * 3. The remote delegates may request the floor to make a statement or ask a  question by explicitly writing so. The proxy person will then request the floor on their behalf, be recognized by the chair in turn and read the statement or question aloud.
   * 4. On voting, the proxy will relay the full question to and the votes from the remote delegates. ​   * 4. On voting, the proxy will relay the full question to and the votes from the remote delegates. ​
  
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   * 1. Motions independent from others are voted on one after the other.   * 1. Motions independent from others are voted on one after the other.
   * 2. Motions subsidiary to others are voted on before the main motion.   * 2. Motions subsidiary to others are voted on before the main motion.
-  * 3. Before a vote, the chairman ​reads the question aloud.+  * 3. Before a vote, the chair reads the question aloud.
   * 4. The full question is recoreded in the minutes.   * 4. The full question is recoreded in the minutes.
   * 5. A motion or countermotion is passed by a simple majority of votes, unless the statutes states otherwise. Abstentions are not taken into account.   * 5. A motion or countermotion is passed by a simple majority of votes, unless the statutes states otherwise. Abstentions are not taken into account.
   * 6. The delegates vote by raising their green, red or white voting card.   * 6. The delegates vote by raising their green, red or white voting card.
-  * 7. The tabulation of votes is performed by a tabulator named by the chairman.+  * 7. The tabulation of votes is performed by a tabulator named by the chair.
   * 8.  All votes from all delegates will be recorded one by one, except for  procedural motions. The results are summed up and recorded in the  minutes. These delegates who wish their vote recorded may request so.   * 8.  All votes from all delegates will be recorded one by one, except for  procedural motions. The results are summed up and recorded in the  minutes. These delegates who wish their vote recorded may request so.
   * 9. All votes will be cast openly. As there are only delegates present and voting, there is no need for a secret voting.   * 9. All votes will be cast openly. As there are only delegates present and voting, there is no need for a secret voting.
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     * h. Procedural motion to call for a straw poll;        * h. Procedural motion to call for a straw poll;   
     * i. Procedural motion to modify a motion; ​       * i. Procedural motion to modify a motion; ​  
-    * j. Procedural motion to re-elect the chairman;    +    * j. Procedural motion to re-elect the chair;    
-    * k. Procedural motion to change the Rules of Procedure; ​   +    * k. Procedural motion to change the Rules of Procedure; ​     
-    * l. Procedural motion to asses the quorum; ​  +
   * 3. This enumeration is conclusive.  ​   * 3. This enumeration is conclusive.  ​
   * 4. In the event nothing else is ordained, in all these cases the debate ​ shall be suspended until the motion is handled and the vote taken.  ​   * 4. In the event nothing else is ordained, in all these cases the debate ​ shall be suspended until the motion is handled and the vote taken.  ​
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   * 3. Tabling of business: A participant moves to postpone one or more items of business until the next Concil meeting. Upon passing of the motion, the items in question shall not be further debated and the Board must  schedule them for the next Concil meeting.  ​   * 3. Tabling of business: A participant moves to postpone one or more items of business until the next Concil meeting. Upon passing of the motion, the items in question shall not be further debated and the Board must  schedule them for the next Concil meeting.  ​
   * 4. Postpone indefinitely a motion: A participant moves to postpone indefinitely debate on one or more motions. On passing, the item(s) in question shall not be debated further.   * 4. Postpone indefinitely a motion: A participant moves to postpone indefinitely debate on one or more motions. On passing, the item(s) in question shall not be debated further.
-  * 5. Recess: A participant moves a specific timespan in minutes for a break in the  meeting. The chairman ​may agree without a vote. If he is not in  agreement, there follows a vote on the motion. If the motion is passed, the meeting shall recess immediately for the suggested number of minutes and resume the order of speakers afterwards. +  * 5. Recess: A participant moves a specific timespan in minutes for a break in the  meeting. The chair may agree without a vote. If they is not in  agreement, there follows a vote on the motion. If the motion is passed, the meeting shall recess immediately for the suggested number of minutes and resume the order of speakers afterwards. 
-  * 6. General limitation of debate: A paticipant moves a time limit for a speaker to have the floor. An exception can be made for the movant, a candidate, or the sitting ​chairman. Upon passing of the motions the chairman ​ensures that the limit is observed. The time limit can be changed at any time by another motion to limit debate.+  * 6. General limitation of debate: A paticipant moves a time limit for a speaker to have the floor. An exception can be made for the movant, a candidate, or the sitting ​chair. Upon passing of the motions the chair ensures that the limit is observed. The time limit can be changed at any time by another motion to limit debate.
   * 7. Closure: A participant moves to end discussion. The chairman announces the speakers currently on the list before calling for the vote. The motion has passed if no one takes against. Upon passing of the motion, the existing requests for the foor are recognized and the speaker list closed. The movant is allowed a closing argument and thereafter follows the vote on the motion in question.   * 7. Closure: A participant moves to end discussion. The chairman announces the speakers currently on the list before calling for the vote. The motion has passed if no one takes against. Upon passing of the motion, the existing requests for the foor are recognized and the speaker list closed. The movant is allowed a closing argument and thereafter follows the vote on the motion in question.
   * 8. Reopen the speaking list: If the speaking list is currently closed, a passing of this motion would reopen the speaking list again.   * 8. Reopen the speaking list: If the speaking list is currently closed, a passing of this motion would reopen the speaking list again.
   * 9. Straw votes: A participant may move that a straw vote be taken on up to three motions for which the Concil desires a general opinion. As long as  the motion to adjourn is not being made the questions must directly relate to the question at hand. In elections, the question may not be directed at identifiable persons. Upon passing of the motion, the questions suggested shall undergo a straw vote. The results shall be recorded, but in no case have an immediate subsequent eject.   * 9. Straw votes: A participant may move that a straw vote be taken on up to three motions for which the Concil desires a general opinion. As long as  the motion to adjourn is not being made the questions must directly relate to the question at hand. In elections, the question may not be directed at identifiable persons. Upon passing of the motion, the questions suggested shall undergo a straw vote. The results shall be recorded, but in no case have an immediate subsequent eject.
-  * 10. Re-election of the chairman: A participant moves to replace the current ​chairman ​with another present person. If the motion passes the nominated person ​takes the chair. +  * 10. Re-election of the chair: A participant moves to replace the current ​chair with another present person. If the motion passes the nominated person ​becomes ​the chair. 
-  * 11. Change the Rules of Procedure: A participant moves to change the Rules of  Procedure. The change must be tended in writing. If the motion passes, the Rules of Procedure are so amended. +  * 11. Change the Rules of Procedure: A participant moves to change the Rules of  Procedure. The change must be tended in writing. If the motion passes, the Rules of Procedure are so amended. ​
-  * 11. Assess the quorum: A participant moves to asses the quorum. The chairman ​ calls out all represented parties, local and remote. If the quorum is not met, the meeting is in recess. When the meeting resumes, the procedure is repeated.  ​+
  
-===== Art. 9 Online ​Assembly ​===== +===== Art. 9 Online ​Meeting ​===== 
-  * 1. For an online ​assembly ​all participants are remote and therefore there is no need for a local proxy, deviating from the Art. 3.+  * 1. For an online ​meeting ​all participants are remote and therefore there is no need for a proxy, deviating from the Art. 3.
   * 2. Deviating from Art 5 No. 3: motions and countermotions must be proposed by email. An appropiate address will be announced by the chair at the beginning of the meeting.   * 2. Deviating from Art 5 No. 3: motions and countermotions must be proposed by email. An appropiate address will be announced by the chair at the beginning of the meeting.
   * Deviating from Art. 6: votes are given by division of the voting delegates having yes, nay and abstain as an option.   * Deviating from Art. 6: votes are given by division of the voting delegates having yes, nay and abstain as an option.
-  * Deviating from Art. 7.: a procedural motion is indicated when somebody enters the online-room "​procedural motion"​.+  * Deviating from Art. 7.: a procedural motion is indicated when somebody enters the room "​procedural motion"​.
 ===== Art. 10 Minutes ===== ===== Art. 10 Minutes =====
-  * 1. The chairman ​appoints the keeper of the minutes.+  * 1. The chair appoints the keeper of the minutes.
   * 2. The minutes record a summary of the debate and the decisions taken.   * 2. The minutes record a summary of the debate and the decisions taken.
-  * 3. The chairman ​publishes the minutes within two weeks after the  Meeting on the PP-EU website and announce the publication by mail to all Members and Board. +  * 3. The chair publishes the minutes within two weeks after the Meeting on the PP-EU website and announce the publication by mail to all Members and the Board. 
-  * 4. After publication the parties may object to the minutes within four  weeks. If no objections have been tendered, the minutes stand accepted. If there are objection the chairman ​corrects the minutes and the respite ​ restarts.+  * 4. After publication the parties may object to the minutes within four  weeks. If no objections have been tendered, the minutes stand accepted. If there are objection the chair corrects the minutes and the respite restarts.
  
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