PROCEDURE
of Elections of the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences

1. The president and members of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences are elected in compliance with the procedure stipulated by Clause 29 of the Charter of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

2. The Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences establishes terms of the RAS General Assembly session for election of the RAS President and Presidium not later than 4 month ahead of the session (summer months: July and August are ignored).

3. Candidates to the RAS President position are nominated by the RAS Divisions’ bureaus, the RAS Regional Divisions’ Presidiums and the St. Petersburg RAS Science Center. Herewith each member of the General Assembly of a Division, Regional Division, and the St. Petersburg Science Center is entitled to nominate in written for the RAS President position not later than seven days before the corresponding meeting of Bureau (Presidium) and participate in discussion of nominees at Bureau (Presidium) meeting. Members of General Assemblies of Divisions, Regional Divisions, and the St. Petersburg RAS Science Center shall be invited to participate in the nomination meeting of a Bureau (Presidium). A nominee is considered adopted if he (she) receives majority of Bureau (Presidium) members’ votes at ballot voting (but not less than 50% of votes).

4. Minutes of meetings of Division Bureaus, Regional Divisions Presidiums and the St. Petersburg Science Center on the RAS President nomination shall be delivered to the RAS Presidium not later than one month prior to the electoral RAS General Assembly session. The minutes shall be enclosed with written confirmation of a nominee to ballot for the RAS President position. Nominees are registered by the RAS Personnel Department.

5. The RAS Presidium considers all registered nominees not later than two weeks prior the electoral RAS General Assembly session and makes decision on recommendation of a nominee for the RAS President position. A nominee is considered recommended if he (she) receives majority of votes at ballot voting (but not less than 50% of votes). Besides, the RAS Presidium appoints the Russian Academy of Sciences General Assembly Chairman when considering question on the RAS President elections.

6. The Chairmen of the General Assembly of the Russian Academy of Sciences announces the list of all nominees and resolution of the RAS President on recommendation of a nominee for the RAS President position. Each nominee shall have the right to speech at the General Assembly of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The General Assembly of the Russian Academy of Sciences votes for the RAS President after consideration of all nominees. Voting bulletin shall include all registered nominees, and the nominee recommended by the RAS Presidium is listed first.

7. The RAS President nominee is considered elected if he (she) received majority of votes of the RAS General Assembly members participated in the voting.

8. One ballot procedure is performed in the case of only one nominee. The second ballot is performed when there are two nominees and more and none of them are elected during the thirst ballot, and these nominees received majority of votes are included in the ballot.
The second ballot is performed when there are two nominees and more and none of them are elected during the thirst ballot, and two nominees received majority of votes are included in the ballot. If none nominee was elected during second ballot then third ballot is performed and the nominee with majority of votes is included into bulletin.

9. If the RAS President isn't elected (at the first, second, or third ballot) then new elections are announced. The nominees participated in previous elections are disqualified. In such case the General Assembly of the Russian Academy of Sciences makes the decision on terms of the following electoral General Assembly of the Russian Academy of Sciences (not earlier than 4 months later the present Assembly). The RAS Presidium continues fulfilling its responsibilities up to this term.

Acting for Principal Academic Secretary
of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Academician B.F. Myasoedov

 

 
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