Resolution : CONF 009 12-16
Elections to the World Heritage Committee
13. The list of States Parties which had submitted their candidature was read out before the Assembly. The candidatures of Argentina and Costa Rica were withdrawn in favour of Ecuador and Mexico and that of Egypt in favour of Yemen. In conformity with article 16, paragraph 5 of the Convention, the list of candidates was limited to those States which had paid their contributions to the World Heritage Fund up to and including for 1984. The following States Parties remained candidates: Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Canada, Ecuador, France, Greece, India, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen and Yugoslavia.
14. On the decision of the Chairman the elections took place by secret ballot. The delegates of Ivory Coast and Saudi Arabia were appointed tellers.
15. The results of the vote which were announced by the Chairman were as follows :
Number of States Parties present and voting 68
Number of invalid ballot papers 0
Number of votes recorded 68
Number of votes constituting a majority 35
States obtaining the required majority of votes
United Rep. of Tanzania 38
The Chairman declared elected to the World Heritage Committee after the first ballot the following States Parties: Canada, Greece, India, Mexico, United Republic of Tanzania and Yemen.
16. In accordance with the Rules of procedure, the second ballot was to be limited to those states which had obtained the greatest number of votes provided that the number of States did not exceed twice the number of the seats remaining to be filled. Among the remaining candidates, Bulgaria and France had obtained the greatest number of votes, receiving each 25 votes. A second ballot limited to these two States was to be held. However, France withdrew in favour of Bulgaria which was declared elected to the World Heritage Committee.