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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
9th parliamentary term - July 2019
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CONTENTS
NOTE TO THE READER
COMPENDIUM OF THE MAIN LEGAL ACTS RELATED TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE

TITLE I : MEMBERS, PARLIAMENT BODIES AND POLITICAL GROUPS
CHAPTER 2 : OFFICERS OF PARLIAMENT

Rule 15 : Nominations and general provisions (1)

1.   The President shall be elected by secret ballot, followed by the Vice-Presidents and the Quaestors, in accordance with Rule 191.

Nominations shall be with consent of the nominee, and may only be made by a political group or Members reaching at least the low threshold. New nominations may be handed in before each ballot.

If the number of nominations does not exceed the number of seats to be filled, the candidates shall be elected by acclamation, unless Members or a political group or groups reaching at least the high threshold request a secret ballot.

In the event of a single ballot for more than one officer, the ballot paper shall only be valid if more than half of the available votes have been cast.

2.   When electing the President, Vice-Presidents and Quaestors, account should be taken of the need to ensure an overall fair representation of political views, as well as gender and geographical balance.

(1) Rule 15 applies mutatis mutandis to committees (see Rule 213(3)).
Last updated: 21 June 2019Legal notice