List of Presidents of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

The President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is the head of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE): the deliberative consultative body of the Council of Europe.

Period Name Country Political affiliation
1949 Édouard Herriot (interim)  France Radical Party
1949–1951 Paul-Henri Spaak  Belgium Socialist Party
1952–1954 François de Menthon  France Popular Republican Movement
1954–1956 Guy Mollet  France Socialist Party
1956–1959 Fernand Dehousse  Belgium Socialist Party
1959 John Edwards  United Kingdom Labour Party
1960–1963 Per Federspiel  Denmark Venstre
1963–1966 Pierre Pflimlin  France Popular Republican Movement
1966–1969 Sir Geoffrey de Freitas  United Kingdom Labour Party
1969–1972 Olivier Reverdin   Switzerland Liberal Party
1972–1975 Giuseppe Vedovato  Italy Christian Democracy
1975–1978 Karl Czernetz  Austria Social Democratic Party
1978–1981 Hans J. de Koster  Netherlands People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
1981–1982 José Maria de Areilza  Spain Union of the Democratic Centre
1983–1986 Karl Ahrens  Germany Social Democratic Party
1986–1989 Louis Jung  France Group of the European People's Party
1989–1992 Andreas Björck  Sweden European Democratic Group
1992 Geoffrey Finsberg  United Kingdom European Democratic Group
1992–1995 Miguel Angel Martinez Martinez  Spain Socialist Group
1996–1999 Leni Fischer  Germany Group of the European People's Party
1999–2002 Lord Russell Johnston  United Kingdom Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
2002–2004 Peter Schieder  Austria Socialist Group
2005–2008 René van der Linden  Netherlands Group of the European People's Party
2008–2010 Lluís Maria De Puig  Spain Socialist Group
2010–2012 Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu  Turkey European Democratic Group
2012–2014 Jean-Claude Mignon  France Group of the European People's Party
2014–2016 Anne Brasseur  Luxembourg Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
2016–2017 Pedro Agramunt  Spain Group of the European People's Party
2017-2018 Stella Kyriakides Cyprus Group of the European People's Party
2018 Michele Nicoletti  Italy Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group
2018–present Liliane Maury Pasquier Switzerland Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group

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