Parliament’s mid-term election: 14 Vice-Presidents and 5 Quaestors elected© European Union 2017 - EP 

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.

Vice-Presidents elected in the first round in order of precedence:

 

1. Mairead McGuinness (EPP, IE) - 466
2. Bogusław Liberadzki  (S&D, PL) - 378
3. David Sassoli (S&D, IT) - 377
4 .Rainer Wieland (EPP, DE) - 336
5.Sylvie Guillaume (S&D, FR) - 335
6. Ryszard Czarnecki (ECR, PL) - 328
7. Ramón Luis Valcarcel Siso (EPP, ES) - 323
8. Evelyne Gebhardt (S&D, DE) - 315
9. Pavel Telička (ALDE, CZ) - 313
10. Ildikó Gall-Pelcz (HU) - 310


Voting in the first ballot: 680

Blank or void: 62

Valid votes cast: 618

Absolute majority: 310


Vice-Presidents elected in the second round

 

11. Ioan Mircea Pasçu (S&D, RO) - 517

12.Dimitrios Papadimoulis (GUE/ NGL, EL) - 469

13. Ulrike Lunacek (Greens/EFA, AT) - 441

14. Alexander Graf Lambsdorff (ALDE, DE) - 393


Voting in the second ballot: 672

Blank or void: 34

Valid votes cast: 638

Absolute majority: 320

 


The order of precedence of Vice-Presidents reflects the scores achieved by the 14 best-scoring candidates.


Parliament’s five Quaestors were elected on Wednesday afternoon, in a vote by acclamation.


Members voted electronically to establish the precedence order:


Elisabeth Morin-Chartier (EPP, FR) - 459

Andrew Kovatchev (EPP, BG) - 432

Vladimir Manka (S&D, SK) - 332

Catherine Bearder  (ALDE, UK) - 313

Karol Karski (ECR, PL) - 213



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