Elections of rector and vice-rector: towards a fourth round

(05-05-2017) In the third round of the rector and vice-rector elections, none of the duos achieved a two-thirds majority.

Rik Van de Walle and Mieke Van Herreweghe achieved 58.18% of the votes. Guido Van Huylenbroeck and Sarah De Saeger achieved 35.95% of the votes.

Evolution of the results:

Rik Van de Walle and Mieke Van Herreweghe

Guido Van Huylenbroeck and Sarah De Saeger
1st round 57,76% 36,20%
2nd round 59,62% 35,94%
3rd round 58,18% 35,95%

 

The voter turnout in the third round was higher than in the previous rounds.

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New election rules

The rules in the elections at Ghent University have changed thoroughly. Both staff and students are allowed to vote. Also, the candidates had to come up as a duo, and within each duo there had to be a gender balance.

Two duos presented themselves: Rik Van de Walle (rector) and Mieke Van Herreweghe (vice-rector), and Guido Van Huylenbroeck (rector) and Sarah De Saeger (vice-rector).

Next week, the fourth voting round will take place from Tuesday 8 May (9:00) until Wednesday 9 May 2017 (12:00). Again, all staff and students are invited to vote on verkiezingen.ugent.be

Info

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