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Re: Theos-World Anand Gholap formula for General Council composition

Oct 03, 2008 05:18 AM
by Anton Rozman

Dear friends,

My message

was intended as a joke and a warning what can happen if we begin to 
promote participation in power in multi-national bodies on the basis 
of one man one vote. It seems that a joke was taken seriously while a 
warning wasn't considered at all. 

I would suggest that some research is made in regard to Fair and 
Equal Participation and I apologize if some misunderstandings have 
Warmest regards,

--- In, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
> Your suggestion is very good. In the USA, there are around 400+ 
> elected on proportional basis. Large GC is feasible. It is easy to 
travel to
> India by Air and there is even going to be some non-stop flight 
from the
> USA. So travel is not an excuse for not attending the meeting.
> Only countries with a very few members would find their relative 
> reduced temporarily. They can work hard and increase their 
membership and is
> feasible. Talk of the President living in Timbuktoo and remotely
> administering is like telling United States that the President can 
live in
> his ranch in Texas and run the administration with the communication
> capabilities available. If any presidential candidate in the 
election now
> going on here talks about such a plan, he/she will never get 
elected. All it
> needs is some simple common sense. My 0.02.
> On 9/29/08, Anand <AnandGholap@...> wrote:
> >
> >   Here is my formula for general council composition which will 
> > General Council much more sound, just and effective.
> >
> > If size of the General Council is too small TS can become victim 
> > the whims of few individuals. Larger size enables more balanced
> > decision making.
> > One representative should come to the General Council for every 
> > ordinary members of the TS.
> > Membership in India is 13,000.
> > 13,000 divided by 200 is 65. So India should send 65 
> > to the General Council.
> > America has around 5000 members. 5000 divided by 200 is 25. So 
> > should send 25 representatives to the General Council.
> > Similarly total membership of the TS is 30000.
> > 30,000 divided by 200 is 150. So total representative in the GC 
> > be 150.
> >
> > While decision making, each representative will have one vote.
> >
> > Due to proportionate representation in the General Council, some
> > countries may not be able to send one full member to the GC. For
> > example Greek section might be eligible to send only half the
> > representative to the GC. In such case that country may send one 
> > member to the GC, but such member shall not have voting rights. 
Only a
> > full member should vote.
> > Reason why all countries should be eligible to send at least one
> > representative is they can present their country specific 
problems to
> > the General Council and
> > their views will at least be heard.
> > Best
> > Anand Gholap
> >
> > 
> >
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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