Parliament will elect a new Vice-President on Wednesday afternoon to replace Corina CREŢU, who was elected European Commissioner for regional policy.
Vice-Presidents are elected by secret ballot (Rules 15 and 17). To be elected, a candidate must win an absolute majority of the votes cast.
If no candidate obtains an absolute majority, a second ballot is held under the same conditions.
Should a third ballot be necessary, a relative majority suffices. In the event of a tie, the oldest candidate is declared elected.
The newly-elected Vice-President takes the place of his or her predecessor in the order of precedence. Ms Creţu was the eighth of the European Parliament’s 14 Vice-Presidents.
Procedure: Election of Vice-President
Vote: Wednesday, 12 November