14. The list of States Parties which had submitted their candidature was read out before the Assembly. In conformity with Article 16, paragraph 5,of the Convention, the list of candidates was limited to those States which had in fact paid their contribution to the World Heritage Fund for 1982. The following candidates were thus retained : Algeria, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Malawi, Morocco, Norway, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Turkey.
15. The elections took place by secret ballot. The delegates of Brazil and Benin were appointed tellers.
The results of the vote which were announced by the Chairman were as follows :
Number of States Parties present and voting 52
Number of invalid ballot papers 1
Number of votes recorded 51
Number of votes constituting a majority 27
Votes obtained by the States
Sri Lanka 35
The Chairman declared elected to the World Heritage Committee after the first ballot the following States Parties: Australia, Lebanon, Norway, Sri Lanka and Turkey which had obtained the required majority of votes. 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 should not exceed twice the number of the seats remaining to be filled. It was therefore necessary to hold an eliminating ballot to determine which of the three States having obtained 22 votes would be included in the 2nd ballot. The results of the eliminating ballot were as follows
|Number of States Parties present and voting||55|
|Number of votes recorded||55|
|Number of votes obtained by the States|
Malawi was thus retained as candidate for the second ballot.
|Number of States Parties present and voting||62|
|Number of invalid voting papers||1|
|Number of votes recorded||61|
Number of votes obtained by the States
The Chairman thus declared the following States elected to the World Heritage Committee in the second ballot: