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Vice-President of the European Parliament

There are fourteen Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament who sit in for the President in presiding over the plenary of the European Parliament.

RoleEdit

Vice-Presidents are members of the Bureau and chair the plenary when the President is not in the chair. The President may also delegate any duty, task or power to one of the Vice-Presidents. Three Vice-Presidents, designated by the Conference of Presidents, traditionally have more power than the others; the right to be on the conciliation committee.[1]

ElectionEdit

The vice-presidents are elected following the election of the president, which takes place every two and a half years.[2]

There tends to be an agreement dividing up the 14 posts between the groups,[citation needed] and thus they are usually elected without formal opposition.[dubious ] However, in 2009 Edward McMillan-Scott, through the individual support of 40 MEPs, successfully challenged his group's (the European Conservatives and Reformists) formal candidate; Michał Kamiński. Having been elected and prevented the election of Kaminski, McMillan-Scott was expelled from the ECR and Kaminski gained the group chair.[1]

6th parliamentEdit

 
Vice-presidents elected by country in 2004
  Three
  Two
  One
  None
30 July 2004 to 16 January 2007

Elected (unopposed) in order of precedence;

Members Group State
1 Alejo Vidal-Quadras Roca EPP-ED   Spain
2 Antonios Trakatellis EPP-ED   Greece
3 Dagmar Roth-Behrendt PES   Germany
4 Edward McMillan-Scott EPP-ED   United Kingdom
5 Ingo Friedrich EPP-ED   Germany
6 Mario Mauro EPP-ED   Italy
7 António Costa PES   Portugal
8 Luigi Cocilovo ALDE   Italy
9 Jacek Saryusz-Wolski EPP-ED   Poland
10 Pierre Moscovici PES   France
11 Miroslav Ouzký EPP-ED   Czech Republic
12 Janusz Onyszkiewicz ALDE   Poland
13 Gérard Onesta Greens/EFA   France
14 Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann EUL/NGL   Germany
 
Vice-presidents elected by country in 2007
  Three
  Two
  One
  None
16 January 2007 to 14 July 2009

Elected (unopposed) in order of precedence;[3]

Members Group State Votes
1 Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou EPP-ED   Greece 322
2 Alejo Vidal-Quadras EPP-ED   Spain 300
3 Gérard Onesta Greens/EFA   France 285
4 Edward McMillan-Scott EPP-ED   United Kingdom 274
5 Mario Mauro EPP-ED   Italy 262
6 Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez PES   Spain 260
7 Luigi Cocilovo ALDE   Italy 234
8 Mechtild Rothe PES   Germany 217
9 Luisa Morgantini GUE/NGL   Italy 207
10 Pierre Moscovici PES   France 207
11 Manuel António Dos Santos PES   Portugal 193
12 Diana Wallis ALDE   United Kingdom 192
13 Marek Siwiec PES   Poland 180
14 Adam Bielan UEN   Poland 128


7th parliamentEdit

 
Vice-presidents elected by country in 2009
  Three
  Two
  One
  None
14 July 2009 to 17 January 2012

Elected in order of precedence;[4]

Members Group State Votes
1 Giovanni Pittella S&D   Italy 360
2 Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou EPP   Greece 355
3 Stavros Lambrinidis S&D   Greece 346
4 Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez S&D   Spain 327
5 Alejo Vidal-Quadras EPP   Spain 308
6 Dagmar Roth-Behrendt S&D   Germany 287
7 Libor Rouček S&D   Czech Republic 278
8 Isabelle Durant Greens/EFA   Belgium 276
9 Roberta Angelilli EPP   Italy 274
10 Diana Wallis ALDE   United Kingdom 272
11 Pál Schmitt EPP   Hungary 257
12 Edward McMillan-Scott Non-attached[5]   United Kingdom 244
13 Rainer Wieland EPP   Germany 237
14 Silvana Koch-Mehrin ALDE   Germany 186
Changes since election
Departed member Group State Date Reason Replacement Elected Group State
Pál Schmitt EPP   Hungary 14 May 2010 Resigned due to becoming president of Hungary László Tőkés[6] May 2010 EPP   Romania
Silvana Koch-Mehrin ALDE   Germany 11 May 2011 Resigned due to doctorate plagiarism scandal Giles Chichester 6 July 2011 ECR   UK
17 January 2012 to 1 July 2014

Elected in order of precedence;[7]

Members Group State Votes
1 Gianni Pittella S&D   Italy 319
2 Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez S&D   Spain 295
3 Anni Podimata S&D   Greece 281
4 Alejo Vidal-Quadras EPP   Spain 269
5 Georgios Papastamkos EPP   Greece 248
6 Roberta Angelilli EPP   Italy 246
7 Othmar Karas EPP   Austria 244
8 Edward McMillan-Scott ALDE   United Kingdom 239
9 Isabelle Durant Greens/EFA   Belgium 238
10 Alexander Alvaro ALDE   Germany 235
11 Rainer Wieland EPP   Germany 230
12 Oldřich Vlasák ECR   Czech Republic 223
13 Jacek Protasiewicz EPP   Poland 206
14 László Surján EPP   Hungary 188

8th parliamentEdit

1 July 2014–18 January 2017

Elected in order of precedence;[8]

Members Group State Votes
1 Antonio Tajani EPP   Italy 452, Round 1
2 Mairead McGuinness EPP   Ireland 441, Round 1
3 Rainer Wieland EPP   Germany 437, Round 1
4 Ramón Luis Valcárcel EPP   Spain 406, Round 1
5 Ildikó Pelczné Gáll EPP   Hungary 400, Round 1
6 Adina Vălean EPP   Romania 394, Round 1
7 Corina Crețu S&D   Romania 406, Round 2
8 Sylvie Guillaume S&D   France 406, Round 2
9 David Sassoli S&D   Italy 394, Round 2
10 Olli Rehn ALDE   Finland 377, Round 3
11 Alexander Graf Lambsdorff ALDE   Germany 365, Round 3
12 Ulrike Lunacek Greens/EFA   Austria 319, Round 3
13 Dimitrios Papadimoulis GUE/NGL   Greece 302, Round 3
14 Ryszard Czarnecki ECR   Poland 284, Round 3
Changes since election
Departed member Group State Date Replacement Elected Group State
Corina Crețu S&D   Romania October 2014 Ioan Mircea Pașcu November 2014 S&D   Romania
Olli Rehn ALDE   Finland May 2015 Anneli Jäätteenmäki May 2015 ALDE   Finland

Elected on 18 January 2017

Members Group State Votes
1 Mairead McGuinness EPP   Ireland 466, Round 1
2 Bogusław Liberadzki S&D   Poland 378, Round 1
3 David Sassoli S&D   Italy 377, Round 1
4 Rainer Wieland EPP   Germany 336, Round 1
5 Sylvie Guillaume S&D   France 335, Round 1
6 Ryszard Czarnecki ECR   Poland 328, Round 1
7 Ramón Luis Valcárcel EPP   Spain 323, Round 1
8 Evelyne Gebhardt S&D   Germany 315, Round 1
9 Pavel Telička ALDE   Czech Republic 313, Round 1
10 Ildikó Pelczné Gáll EPP   Hungary 310, Round 1
11 Ioan Mircea Pașcu S&D   Romania 517, Round 2
12 Dimitrios Papadimoulis GUE/NGL   Greece 469, Round 2
13 Ulrike Lunacek Greens/EFA   Austria 441, Round 2
14 Alexander Graf Lambsdorff ALDE   Germany 393, Round 2
Changes since election
Departed member Group State Date Reason Replacement Elected Group State
Ildikó Pelczné Gáll EPP   Hungary 1 September 2017 Resigned to join the European Court of Auditors Lívia Járóka 15 November 2017[9] EPP   Hungary
Ulrike Lunacek Greens/EFA   Austria 23 October 2017 Resigned from politics after a defeat in national elections Heidi Hautala 26 October 2017[10] Greens/EFA   Finland
Alexander Graf Lambsdorff ALDE   Germany 23 October 2017 Resigned to become member of the Bundestag Fabio Massimo Castaldo 15 November 2017[9] EFDD   Italy
Ryszard Czarnecki ECR   Poland 7 February 2018 Removed from office due to serious misconduct[11] Zdzisław Krasnodębski 1 March 2018[12] ECR   Poland

9th ParliamentEdit

3 July 2019–

Elected in order of precedence;[13]

Members Group State Votes
1 Mairead McGuinness EPP   Ireland 618, Round 1
2 Pedro Silva Pereira S&D   Portugal 556, Round 1
3 Rainer Wieland EPP   Germany 516, Round 1
4 Katarina Barley S&D   Germany 516, Round 1
5 Othmar Karas EPP   Austria 477, Round 1
6 Ewa Kopacz EPP   Poland 461, Round 1
7 Klára Dobrev S&D   Hungary 402, Round 1
8 Dita Charanzová RE   Czech Republic 395, Round 1
9 Nicola Beer RE   Germany 363, Round 1
10 Lívia Járóka EPP   Hungary 349, Round 1
11 Heidi Hautala Greens/EFA   Finland 336, Round 1
12 Marcel Kolaja Greens/EFA   Czech Republic 426, Round 2
13 Dimitrios Papadimoulis GUE/NGL   Greece 401, Round 2
14 Fabio Massimo Castaldo NI   Italy 285, Round 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b New European Conservatives group in disarray over renegade MEP, ANDREW WILLIS 14 July 2009
  2. ^ http://www.euparliament.eu/european-organisation
  3. ^ "European Parliament Press Release on election (2007)". europa.eu.
  4. ^ "European Parliament Press Release on election (2009)". europa.eu.
  5. ^ Was elected with the British Conservatives and sat with ECR. However successfully stood against ECR's official candidate and was expelled. Although he joined the Liberal Democrats in the UK, he sits as a Non-attached Member in the European Parliament.
  6. ^ http://wireupdate.com/local/european-parliament-elects-laszlo-tokes-as-vice-president/
  7. ^ "European Parliament Press Release on election (2012)". europa.eu.
  8. ^ "Fourteen Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament elected - News - European Parliament". europa.eu.
  9. ^ a b "Livia Járóka and Fabio Massimo Castaldo elected Vice-Presidents of the EP - News - European Parliament". europa.eu.
  10. ^ "Heidi Hautala elected Vice-President of the European Parliament - News - European Parliament". europa.eu.
  11. ^ "Ryszard Czarnecki no longer Vice-President of Parliament - News - European Parliament". europa.eu.
  12. ^ "Zdzisław Krasnodębski elected Vice-President of the European Parliament - News - European Parliament". europa.eu.
  13. ^ "The new European Parliament Vice-Presidents". europa.eu.

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