02:29 GMT01 November 2020
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    STRASBOURG (Sputnik) - Pyotr Tolstoy, the head of the Russian delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) was elected on Tuesday a PACE vice-president, according to the results of the vote.

    A total of 132 EU lawmakers voted in favor of Tolstoy, while 117 voted against his candidacy. Out of 252 ballots, three were deemed invalid.

    In general, PACE President has twenty deputies who are elected at the beginning of the year during the assembly's winter session. 

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