The European Parliament has elected 14 new Vice Presidents, who will serve beneath newly-elected President and Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola.
Metsola, who was elected on Tuesday morning, was shortly put to work and presided over the vote in her official sitting as the brand new President.
The 14 VPs have been elected over three rounds of voting. S&D ended up with probably the most positions at 5, adopted by Metsola’s EPP who now have 4 VPs.
So who’re the brand new Vice Presidents?
1. Othmas Karas (EPP) – who will even function the First Vice President, a place beforehand occupied by Metsola.
2. Pina Picierno (S&D)
3. Pedro Silvia Pereira (S&D)
4. Ewa Kopacz (EPP)
5. Eva Kaili (S&D)
6. Evelyn Regner (S&D)
7. Rainer Wieland (EPP)
8. Katarina Barley (S&D)
9. Dita Charanzova (Renew)
10. Michal Simecka (Renew)
11. Nicola Beer (Renew)
12. Roberts Zile (ECR)
13. Dimitrios Papadimoulis (The Left)
14. Heidi Hautala (Greens/EFA)
What does a Vice President do?
The 14 Vice Presidents, together with the President and the Quaesters, make up the Parliament’s Bureau, which units guidelines of the establishment.
The Bureau has an extended listing of duties however successfully manages the budgetary, administrative, and organisational roles of the parliament.
Crucially, Vice Presidents will change the sitting President in overseeing parliamentary and may at instances characterize all the Parliament.
Typically, the parliament tries to elect VPs who will broadly mirror the big selection of political teams throughout the establishment. It’s why most events, if not all, get no less than one VP.
How are they elected?
The process is just not dissimilar from how the President is elected. Candidates are nominated by their occasion.
The VPs are elected on a single poll, with MEPs tasked with choosing eight candidates on the poll.
Candidates are chosen in the event that they get an absolute majority of votes, which implies 50% + 1 of all of the votes solid.
If the variety of profitable candidates is decrease than 14, a second poll is held for the remaining seats, beneath the identical situations. If a 3rd vote is critical to finish the method, a easy majority is required.
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