The President of the Congress, the voice of local and regional democracy
The President's role is to direct the political activities of the Congress and its Chambers, to carry out Congress policy and to represent the Congress vis-à-vis other international organisations, within the context of the Council of Europe's general policy on external relations.

The President of the Congress ensures that decisions taken by the Congress are implemented and reacts on behalf of the Congress to current developments. He or she also presents the activities of the Congress and the texts that it has adopted to the Parliamentary Assembly and Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.  
Jean-Claude Frécon, President of the Congress

Herwig van Staa, Président du Congrès des pouvoirs locaux et régionaux du Conseil de l'EuropeJean-Claude Frécon (France, SOC) was elected President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe on 14 October 2014 for a two-year term of office. He had previously held office as President of the Chamber of Local Authorities of the Congress. (more...)
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Anders Knape, President of the Chamber of Local Authorities Gudrun Mosler-Törnström, President of the Chamber of Regions
Jean-Claude Frécon, Président de la Chambre des pouvoirs locaux Anders Knape (Sweden, EPP/CCE) was elected, on 14 October 2014,  President of the Chamber of Local Authorities of the Congress, for a two-year term of office.
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Natalyia Romanova, President of the Chamber of Regions Gudrun Mosler-Törnström (Austria, SOC) was elected President of the Chamber of Regions of the Congress, on 14 October 2014 for a two-year term of office.
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Two Chambers for one Congress

The Congress is composed on two chambers: Chamber of Local Authorities and Chamber of Regions. The Congress elects alternatively its President among the members of one of the two chambers.
Chamber of Local Authorities
Chamber of Regions