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

Oct 03, 2008 06:00 AM
by Erica Letzerich

I have no proposal concerning the amendment. I am radically against the removal of the members' right to vote directly for international president. If I made any comment earlier which I am not sure to which Anton is refering, was related to Anand's comments. 


--- On Fri, 10/3/08, Anton Rozman <> wrote:
From: Anton Rozman <>
Subject: Re: Theos-World Anand Gholap formula for General Council composition
Date: Friday, October 3, 2008, 8:18 AM

            Dear friends,

My message 

http://groups. group/theos- talk/message/ 46049

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 theos-talk@yahoogro, 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

> >

> > 

> >



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