Several Congress members expressed concern during the crucial morning session over the fact that there would be an open ballot in which each memberâ€™s vote was displayed on a screen and coloured green for yes, pink for no or white for a failed vote - a system that appeared to have been decided upon no earlier than yesterday evening.
The voting method was thoroughly explained to delegates on the morning it took place and the process was tested at the start of the Congress by voting on how many members were happy to be in Monaco on the day - for the record, 186.
The indications were that this may have deterred some countries from voting "no", although the leeway of victory was comfortable in the end, given that the required total to get over the two-thirds majority required was 132.
Asked why there had not been a secret ballot on the day, Coe responded: "Because we have moved into the world of transparency."
It was clearly a concern, and in some cases a surprise, for several members that the results of their votes would be displayed openly on a big screen at the conclusion.
Typical for the bossy Lord Conflict-of-Interest Coe. Reminds me of him openly declaring Paula to be clean, and then asking his subordinates to investigate her case. Of course they obliged. Nothing to see here.
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RE: IAAF/Coe reforms pass 182-10, dissenters and abstainers outed on big screen12/4/2016 1:19PM - in reply to Coercive policies