MEPs elected Ursula von der Leyen European Commission President on 16 July after she promised tougher emission targets and a right of initiative for the Parliament.
With 383 votes in favour, the European Parliament elected Ursula von der Leyen President of the next European Commission in a secret ballot on 16 July.
In a debate with MEPs, Ursula von der Leyen outlined her vision as Commission President. MEPs will vote on her nomination, held by secret paper ballot, at 18.00.
MEPs vote on the candidate for the president of the European Commission on Tuesday 16 July.
Many MEPs are critical of how candidates for EU top posts have been chosen, in disregard to the lead candidate process
The Parliament plays a crucial role in the election of the next president of the European Commission. Check out our infographic about the procedure.
On 23-26 May, more than 200,000,000 voters in 28 EU countries went to the polls to elect MEPs.
The institutions are there to serve the people and countries that make up the EU, but what do they do? Check out our infographic for a brief guide to the EU's institutions.
What happens now the new Parliament has been elected? Learn more about the next steps in our infographic.