12/13/2017
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Chairs and Vice-Chairs of the Permanent Council1/

January - December 2013


THREE-MONTH PERIOD
  

MEMBER STATES
  

POSTS
  
January to March Nicaragua
Barbados
Chair
Vice Chair
April to June Panama
The Bahamas
Chair
Vice Chair
July to September Paraguay
Argentina
Chair
Vice Chair
October to December Peru
Antigua and Barbuda
Chair
Vice Chair

[1].   Article 5 of the Statutes of the Permanent Council provides:  The office of Chair of the Permanent Council shall be held by each of the principal representatives in turn, following the alphabetical order in Spanish of the names of their respective countries.  Article 6 provides:  The Chair and Vice Chair shall hold office for a term of three months.  These terms shall begin automatically on the first day of each quarter of the calendar year.  Article 7 provides:  In the event of the temporary absence or disability of the Chair, the Vice Chair shall replace him/her and, in the event of the absence or disability of both of them, the principal representative of greatest seniority shall preside.  If for any reason the country to which the Chair corresponds does not have a principal representative, the Vice Chair shall serve as Chair until a principal representative of that country joins the Council.  If during a term or part thereof a country to which the Chair or Vice Chair corresponds does not have a principal representative, that term shall not be interrupted.  Once it has ended, the Chair or Vice Chair shall go to the following country, in accordance with the order established in Article 5.

 

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