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Re: [ga] Bottom up election or not ? According with the White Paper, IFWP, and common sense

The bylaws provide that "Except as otherwise provided in the Articles of Incorporation, the Articles of
Incorporation or Bylaws of the Corporation may be altered, amended, or repealed and new Bylaws adopted
only upon action by two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of all members of the Board."  There are on
provisions for initiative or referendum from the GA.

Without initiative and referendum the GA is only a forum without any semblance of power or authority, as
has been shown.  The position of Chairman of a meaningless group is of it self meaningless.

When has Caesar given up power and authority willingly?  Under the present circumstances, any Chairman
of the GA will be considered a fop of the NC.  It will be a thankless position, since I supported Nii
and others for a Board position I would support their efforts to get clear of this charade.  Let the NC
be the Chair of the GA.

Peter Veeck

Javier Rodriguez wrote:

> Ok.  This is what it says:
> >Direct from the ICANN Bylaws:
> >
> >(i)  The NC shall elect the Chairman of the GA annually.
> The ICANN Bylaws has been changed many, many times.  And it will continue changing, in every
> ICANN meeting there is changes (almost).
> So there should not be impediment or oposition to change the ICANN bylaws if there is a good
> reason.
> If we are seeing that the "Bottom up" election principle is not happening or it will not happen, are
> we able to propose to the ICANN Board to change it ? someone, maybe a lawyer, can put
> in the correct words that the GA assambly is not made of little children who need to have its
> own chairman elected by other body ?  Is this, the GA, a serious body who can elect by themselves
> its own chairman ?
> Am I asking too much ?
> Javier
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> Javier Rodriguez                   jrl@mail.lima.net.pe
> Peruvian Association of Internet Users and ISPs
> Other duties:  eCOM-LAC     ISOC-PERU     IPCE
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