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Monday, 16 September 2019 - Strasbourg

6. Composition of Parliament

Following the death of André Jorge Dionísio Bradford, Parliament established that his seat was vacant with effect from 19 July 2019, in accordance with Rule 4(1) and (6).

Roberto Gualtieri had been appointed Minister of the Economy and Finance by the Italian Government with effect from 5 September 2019.

Parliament noted that, pursuant to Article 7(1) of the Act concerning the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage, this office was incompatible with that of Member of the European Parliament and, pursuant to Rule 4(1) and (4) of its Rules of Procedure, established that his seat was vacant with effect from 5 September 2019.

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The Danish authorities had given notice of the election of Marianne Vind to replace Jeppe Kofod as Member of Parliament with effect from 2 July 2019.

The Portuguese authorities had given notice of the election of Isabel Carvalhais to replace André Jorge Dionísio Bradford as Member of Parliament with effect from 3 September 2019.

Parliament took note of their election.

In accordance with Rule 3(2), until such time as their credentials had been verified or a ruling had been given on any dispute, Marianne Vind and Isabel Carvalhais would take their seats in Parliament and on its bodies and would enjoy all the rights attaching thereto, provided that they had previously signed a written declaration that they did not hold any office incompatible with that of Member of the European Parliament.

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