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IX. ELECTIONS TO FILL THE VACANCIES ON THE COUNCIL 

 

36. At its 130th meeting, on 7 May 2010, the Assembly elected the following as members of the Council for a four‐year period as from 1 January 2011, subject to the understandings reached in the regional and interest groups:  

Group A 

 Italy  1  

Russian Federation  

Group B 

 

Republic of Korea France Germany 

 Group C 

 Australia Indonesia  2   

Group D 

 Fiji Jamaica Egypt  

Group E 

 Viet Nam Qatar  3  Cameroon Côte d’Ivoire Nigeria Chile 

Mexico 

 The decision of the Assembly relating to the election to fill vacancies on the Council is contained in document ISBA/16/A/11.  

X. REPORT OF THE CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE

 

  

37. At its 126th meeting, on 29 April 2010, the Assembly appointed a Credentials Committee, in accordance with rule 24 of its rules of procedure. The Committee was composed of Australia, China, Haiti, Namibia, the Russian Federation, Senegal, Spain, Suriname and Viet Nam. Amadou Dame Sall (Senegal) was elected by the Committee as its Chairman.  

38. The Committee held one meeting, on 4 May 2010, during which it examined the credentials of representatives participating in the sixteenth session of the Assembly. The Committee had before it a memorandum by the Secretariat dated 4 May 2010 on the status of those credentials. The report of the Committee is contained in document ISBA/16/A/7.  

39. At its 129th meeting, on 6 May 2010, the Assembly adopted the report of the Committee, with oral revisions as proposed by its Chairman. The decision of the Assembly relating to credentials is contained in document ISBA/16/A/8. 

 

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1  It was agreed that Italy would relinquish its seat in Group A in favour of the United States of America if the United States 

became a member of the Authority; this does not prejudice the position of any country with respect to any intervening election to the Council. 

2.  Indonesia is elected for a four‐year term as a member of Group C with the understanding that it will relinquish its seat to Chile 

after two years and will take up the seat in Group E that was previously occupied by Chile for the remainder of the four‐year term. 

3.  Qatar is elected for a four‐year term as a member of Group E with the understanding that it will relinquish its seat to Sri Lanka 

after two years for the remainder of the four‐year term. 

4.  Chile is elected for a four‐year term in Group E with the understanding that it will relinquish its seat to Indonesia after two 

years for the remainder of the four‐year term.

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