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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
7th parliamentary term - December 2009
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TITLE VI : SESSIONS
CHAPTER 5 : QUORUM AND VOTING

Rule 160 : Principles governing voting

1.   Voting on a report shall take place on the basis of a recommendation from the committee responsible. The committee may delegate this task to its Chair and rapporteur.

2.   The committee may recommend that all or several amendments be put to the vote collectively, that they be accepted or rejected or declared void.

It may also propose compromise amendments.

3.   Where the committee recommends that amendments be put to the vote collectively, the collective vote on these amendments shall be taken first.

4.   Where the committee proposes a compromise amendment, that compromise amendment shall be given priority in voting.

5.   Amendments for which a roll-call vote has been requested shall be put to the vote individually.

6.   A split vote shall not be admissible in the case of a collective vote or a vote on a compromise amendment.

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