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Antonio Tajani        

Antonio Tajani was elected president of the European Parliament on 17 January, succeeding Martin Schulz. Tajani, an Italian member of the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) group and vice-president of the Parliament, received 351 votes in the fourth and final round of voting, compared to 282 votes for Gianni Pittella, the Italian leader of the S&D group. His term in office will end in 2019, when the next elections for the European Parliament will be held.

Infographic illustration on Who's who in the European Parliament        

MEPs elected Antonio Tajani as Parliament president on 17 January and on 18 January voted for who they wanted as vice-presidents and quaestors for the second half of the parliamentary term. Check out our infographic to find out who was chosen for Parliament's key posts.

An MEP casts his vote for the elections of European Parliament VPs        
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Press Releases 

Following the election of the President, MEPs elected 14 Vice-Presidents in two ballots on Wednesday. To be elected, candidates needed to win an absolute majority of valid votes cast. The new Vice-Presidents come from six different political groups. Members also elected five Quaestors, by acclamation.

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Antonio Tajani elected European Parliament's new president        

Antonio Tajani was elected as the new Parliament President on Tuesday 17 January after four rounds of voting. Following the announcement of the results, Tajani praised the democratic nature of the process and promised to represent all MEPs. Watch our video for some of the highlights of the election.