MEPs elect the European Parliament's president, vice-presidents and quaestors at the beginning and middle of each parliamentary term. Check out our series of articles, infographics and videos to learn more about the key posts in the European Parliament’s 8th term, their holders in the next two and hal years and the election process.
MEPs re-elected Martin Schulz as President of the European Parliament on Tuesday morning for another two and a half year term. The 58-year old German MEP will lead Parliament until January 2017. He won 409 out of 612 valid votes cast in the first ballot.
Following last year's European elections MEPs elected Martin Schulz as the president of the European Parliament. Also selected were 14 vice-presidents and five quaestors, responsible for administrative and financial matters. Check out our infographic to find out who is who in the new Parliament.
- One president
- 14 vice-presidents
- Five quaestors
On Tuesday afternoon, all 14 European Parliament Vice-Presidents were elected in three rounds of voting. Six Vice-Presidents were elected in the first ballot, three in the second and the remaining five by a relative majority in the third.
Before the newly elected Parliament's members casted their votes by secret ballot on Tuesday, 1 July to designate the new President of the House for a two year and a half year term, the four candidates each made a short statement.
On Wednesday afternoon, Parliament elected five Quaestors, Members of Parliament who deal with administrative matters directly affecting MEPs themselves.
The Parliament's key post will be decided on 1 and 2 July when MEPs elect the president, vice-presidents and quaestors. Check out our infographic for more information about the elections procedures and follow it live on our website.
How it works
The new Parliament will kick off its next term with the election of the president, 14 vice-presidents and five quaestors during the first plenary session on 1-3 July. Find out more about what they do, who is eligible to stand and how they are elected by reading our Q&A.