Selection of the Global Fund Executive Director: Contingency Voting Procedures
Decision Point GF/B37/EDP04: Approval of Contingency Voting Procedures
The Board recalls:
its approval at the 36th Board Meeting of the voting procedure for the selection of the Executive Director, as set forth as part of the Summary of Voting Process in Annex 2 to GF/B36/07 (the “Summary of Voting Process”); and
the contingency procedures in the event of ties/deadlock, described in section 3 of the Summary of Voting Process, to be proposed for Board approval in advance of any voting.
As contemplated in the Summary of Voting Process, the Board approves the following contingency procedures:
In the event of a tie during weighted voting cycles:
the more-preferred candidate will be allowed to proceed (i.e., the candidate with the higher number of first and second place points will move forward);
if the tie persists after applying paragraph 2.a.i of this decision point, the Board shall repeat the voting cycle; and
except in the cycle with the final two candidates, if the tie continues to persist, both candidates will be removed from consideration.
In the event of deadlock in the final affirmative vote (i.e., if the final candidate is not selected with an affirmative two-thirds majority vote of each of the donor and implementer groups), the voting thresholds for the selection of the final candidate will be gradually lowered as follows, so that the final candidate will be appointed to the position of Executive Director with the approval of a:
Qualified Two-Thirds Majority vote: Two-Thirds Majority of the full Board and Simple Majority (i.e., over one-half) in each of the donor and implementer groups;
Simple Two-Thirds Majority vote: Two-Thirds Majority by the full Board, without regard to groups, if the final candidate is not selected through the Qualified Two-Thirds Majority vote described in (i) above; or
Simple Majority vote: Over 50% of the vote by the full Board, without regard to groups, if the final candidate is not selected through the Simple Two-Thirds Majority vote described in (ii) above.