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14 Vice-Presidents and 5 Quaestors of the European Parliament elected

Plenary Session Press release - Institutions18-01-2012 - 17:29
 

All 14 European Parliament Vice-Presidents were elected in the third round with a simple majority of the valid votes cast. Edward McMillan-Scott (ALDE, UK) was re-elected Vice-President. On Wednesday afternoon, five Quaestors were elected. Jim HIGGINS (EPP, IE) was re-elected Quaestor.


The 14 Vice-Presidents elected are:


Gianni PITTELLA (S&D, IT)

319 votes

Miguel Angel MARTÍNEZ MARTÍNEZ (S&D, ES)

295 votes

Anni PODIMATA (S&D, EL)

281 votes

Alejo VIDAL-QUADRAS (EPP, ES)

269 votes

Georgios PAPASTAMKOS (EPP,EL)

248 votes

Roberta ANGELILLI (EPP,IT)

246 votes

Othmar KARAS (EPP, AT)

244 votes

Edward McMILLAN-SCOTT (ALDE, UK)

239 votes

Isabelle DURANT (Green/EFA, BE)

238 votes

Alexander ALVARO (ALDE, DE)

235 votes

Rainer WIELAND (EPP, DE)

230 votes

Oldřich VLASÁK (ECR, CZ)

223 votes

Jacek PROTASIEWICZ (EPP, PL)

206 votes

László SURJÁN (EPP, HU)

188 votes


Role of Vice-Presidents


Vice-Presidents are Members of the European Parliament Bureau. The Bureau is the body that lays down rules for Parliament. It draws up Parliament’s preliminary draft budget and decides administrative, staff and organisational matters.


Five Quaestors elected


On Wednesday afternoon, Parliament elected 5 Quaestors, Members of the Parliament who deal with administrative matters directly affecting MEPs themselves.


Quaestors were elected in the third ballot by simple majority of the votes. They are:


Astrid LULLING (EPP, LU)

273 votes

Jim HIGGINS (EPP, IE)

254 votes

Lidia GERINGER DE OEDENBERG (S&D, PL)

235 votes

Bogusław LIBERADZKI (S&D, PL)

216 votes

Jiří MAŠTÁLKA (GUE/NGL, CZ)

207 votes


REF. : 20120117IPR35542
 
 
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