From today the ball is in the Senate for the election of the new rector

From today the ball is in the Senate for the election of the new rector
From today the ball is in the Senate for the election of the new rector
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The second attempt to elect a new rector at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki enters the final stretch today. After the deadlock established a few days ago for the election of the five external members of the Board of Management from the six internal members, the process is transferred to the Senate, as provided for in these cases. The 57 members of the Body are due to meet in the morning in order to decide on the voting process that will follow in the coming days. In other words, to define the maximum number of votes which, if these too prove to be infertile, then the selection of the five external members will be done by lottery.

As a member of the Senate reports on makthes.gr “today’s meeting is of a procedural nature as it will determine the ‘road map’ that we will follow in the coming days for the election of the five external members of the Management Board. I hope this time there will be a result, if possible with the maximum consensus so that we don’t get to the point of electing the external members by lot.”

It is noted that during the first vote in the Senate for the election of an external member, an increased majority of 2/3 is required, i.e. at least 38 members. In the next, probably two votes, if required, an absolute majority, i.e. 29 members, will suffice. If there is no result there either, then those of the candidate external members who collected the highest number of votes in the three previous votes will enter the lottery. At least five or more candidates will enter the lottery. For example, if the votes result in five candidates who have received 20 votes each, then a lottery will not even be required. If there are four candidates with 22 votes, for example, and another five with 18 votes, then all nine will go into the lottery, and so on.

It is reminded that behind the battle for the election of the five external members are the five of the six internal members who are vying for the position of rector who will be elected by the 11-member Board of Administration once it is filled. The five, in order of election, are the president of Medicine Kyriakos Anastasiadis (359 votes), the vice-chancellors Stratos Stylianidis (355) and Charalambos Feidas (225), the dean of the School of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment Apostolos Apostolidis (144), the dean of School of Economics and Political Sciences Grigoris Zarotiadis (126), while the sixth internal member is the associate professor at the School of Philosophy George Zografidis (60 votes) who is not a member of the Senate. An experienced academic notes on makthes.gr that “in a House of 57 members it is not possible to make estimates about correlations”.

At the previous stage of the process, the votes among the six internal members established an alliance between Mr. Feidas, Apostolidis and Zografidis, which, however, was unable to nominate the five external members as a 4/6 majority was required. In fact, this agreement was reached on the basis of an, unusual for academic data, proposal to divide the 4-year term of the rector between Mr. Feidas and Mr. Apostolidis. “One cannot estimate the acceptance that this proposal can have among the members of the Senate, but I think it is difficult for it to be a majority,” the experienced academic estimates.

It is also unknown what tactics will be followed by the first two in votes, Mr. Anastasiadis and Stylianidis. Mr. Zarotiadis stated to makthes.gr that “as I did in all the previous stages, so also now, I will seek a consensual solution. In any case, I will maintain an independent attitude and I will not enter into agreements with anyone”.

The second attempt to elect a new rector at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki enters the final stretch today. After the deadlock established a few days ago for the election of the five external members of the Board of Management from the six internal members, the process is transferred to the Senate, as provided for in these cases. The 57 members of the Body are due to meet in the morning in order to decide on the voting process that will follow in the coming days. In other words, to define the maximum number of votes which, if these too prove to be infertile, then the selection of the five external members will be done by lottery.

As a member of the Senate reports on makthes.gr “today’s meeting is of a procedural nature as it will determine the ‘road map’ that we will follow in the coming days for the election of the five external members of the Management Board. I hope this time there will be a result, if possible with the maximum consensus so that we don’t get to the point of electing the external members by lot.”

It is noted that during the first vote in the Senate for the election of an external member, an increased majority of 2/3 is required, i.e. at least 38 members. In the next, probably two votes, if required, an absolute majority, i.e. 29 members, will suffice. If there is no result there either, then those of the candidate external members who collected the highest number of votes in the three previous votes will enter the lottery. At least five or more candidates will enter the lottery. For example, if the votes result in five candidates who have received 20 votes each, then a lottery will not even be required. If there are four candidates with 22 votes, for example, and another five with 18 votes, then all nine will go into the lottery, and so on.

It is reminded that behind the battle for the election of the five external members are the five of the six internal members who are vying for the position of rector who will be elected by the 11-member Board of Administration once it is filled. The five, in order of election, are the president of Medicine Kyriakos Anastasiadis (359 votes), the vice-chancellors Stratos Stylianidis (355) and Charalambos Feidas (225), the dean of the School of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment Apostolos Apostolidis (144), the dean of School of Economics and Political Sciences Grigoris Zarotiadis (126), while the sixth internal member is the associate professor at the School of Philosophy George Zografidis (60 votes) who is not a member of the Senate. An experienced academic notes on makthes.gr that “in a House of 57 members it is not possible to make estimates about correlations”.

At the previous stage of the process, the votes among the six internal members established an alliance between Mr. Feidas, Apostolidis and Zografidis, which, however, was unable to nominate the five external members as a 4/6 majority was required. In fact, this agreement was reached on the basis of an, unusual for academic data, proposal to divide the 4-year term of the rector between Mr. Feidas and Mr. Apostolidis. “One cannot estimate the acceptance that this proposal can have among the members of the Senate, but I think it is difficult for it to be a majority,” the experienced academic estimates.

It is also unknown what tactics will be followed by the first two in votes, Mr. Anastasiadis and Stylianidis. Mr. Zarotiadis stated to makthes.gr that “as I did in all the previous stages, so also now, I will seek a consensual solution. In any case, I will maintain an independent attitude and I will not enter into agreements with anyone”.

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