Strasbourg, 20.03.2012 - Parliamentarians from Norway voted most often in plenary debates of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) during 2011, according to statistics made public today.
A “league table” of the voting rates of national delegations, appearing in an annual survey prepared for the Assembly’s Bureau, shows that Norway’s five-strong delegation cast nearly 90 per cent of their maximum number of possible votes across the year.
Other national delegations with high turnouts included Sweden (nearly 85 per cent), Liechtenstein (nearly 82 per cent) and Switzerland (nearly 82 per cent).
The report also reveals that Andreas Gross from Switzerland was the only member of the Assembly who took part in every single plenary vote in 2011.
The 318-member Assembly, which brings together parliamentarians from the 47 member states of the Council of Europe, adopted 86 texts in plenary session during 2011. Members also voted on many individual amendments.