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Facts: Questions and Answers

Do you have to be popular or the best president to be Chair of the ASEAN Summit? [Was Pres. Duterte chosen because of his popularity and recent performance?]

ANSWER: No

According to Article 31 of the ASEAN Charter, the Chairmanship of ASEAN shall rotate annually, based on the alphabetical order of the English names of Member States. A Member State assuming the Chairmanship shall chair the ASEAN Summit and related summits, the ASEAN Coordinating Council, the three ASEAN Community Councils, relevant ASEAN Sectoral Ministerial Bodies and senior officials, and the Committee of Permanent Representatives.

REFERENCE: http://asean.org/asean/asean-chair/

CONTRIBUTOR: SAKURA RIO MAGTANGGOL

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