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Monday, 5 February 2018 - Strasbourg

6. Composition of Parliament

Following the death of Edouard Ferrand, Parliament, acting under Rule 4(1), established a vacancy with effect from 2 February 2018 and notified the Member State concerned.

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Tatjana Ždanoka had given notice in writing of her resignation as Member of Parliament, with effect from 5 March 2018.

Acting under Rule 4(1) and (2), Parliament established the vacancy of her seat with effect from that date and would notify the competent national authority.

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Viorica Dăncilă had been appointed Prime Minister of Romania with effect from 29 January 2018.

Parliament noted her appointment and, acting under Article 7(1) of the Act of 20 September 1976 concerning the election of the Members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage, established the vacancy of her seat with effect from 29 January 2018.

The Romanian authorities had given notice of the election of Gabriela Zoană to replace Viorica Dăncilă as Member of Parliament with effect from 30 January 2018.

Parliament noted her election.

Under Rule 3(2), until such time as her credentials had been verified or a ruling had been given on any dispute, and provided that she had previously made a written declaration stating that she did not hold any office incompatible with that of Member of the European Parliament, Gabriela Zoană would take her seat in Parliament and on its bodies and would enjoy all the rights attaching thereto.

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