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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
9th parliamentary term - July 2019
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CONTENTS
NOTE TO THE READER
COMPENDIUM OF THE MAIN LEGAL ACTS RELATED TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE

TITLE VII : SESSIONS
CHAPTER 5 : QUORUM, AMENDMENTS AND VOTING

Rule 189 : Tied votes (1)

1.   In the event of a tied vote under Rule 182(1)(b) or (d), the text as a whole shall be referred back to committee. This shall also apply to votes under Rules 3 and 9.

2.   In the event of a tied vote on a text put to a split vote under Rule 185, the text shall be deemed to have been adopted.

3.   In all other cases where there is a tied vote, without prejudice to those Rules which require qualified majorities, the text or proposal shall be deemed to have been rejected.

Rule 189(3) is to be interpreted as meaning that, where there is a tied vote on a draft recommendation under Rule 149(4) not to intervene in proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union, such a tie does not signify the adoption of a recommendation according to which Parliament should intervene in those proceedings. In such a case, the committee responsible is to be deemed not to have expressed any recommendation.

The President may vote, but shall not have a casting vote.

(1) Rule 189 applies mutatis mutandis to committees (see Rule 219).
Last updated: 21 June 2019Legal notice