Roberta Metsola voted EPP candidate for EP presidency

Philippe STIRNWEISS © European Union 2021 – Source : EP

The European Peoples Party (EPP) has elected Roberta Metsola from Malta to be their candidate to become the president of the The EU’s directly elected legislative body comprised of 705 members. It is involved in policymaking but it does not have the power to propose new legislation. European Parliament. Metsola was up against the Austrian Othmar Karas and Dutch Esther de Lange.

Metsola received 64% of the votes during the group’s internal election Wednesday evening.

“I am honoured to have been given a strong mandate by the EPP Group to be its candidate for President of the The EU’s directly elected legislative body comprised of 705 members. It is involved in policymaking but it does not have the power to propose new legislation. European Parliament“, said Metsola after the vote. “The second half of this legislature will be critical for Europe – I will work hard to keep building bridges in this House as we work together in pushing forward important legislative files and bringing decision-making closer to people in every Member State.”

EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber congratulated Metsola. “Roberta Metsola is a well-respected, extremely dedicated and competent Member of this Parliament who has shown her leadership on many occasions since joining the The EU’s directly elected legislative body comprised of 705 members. It is involved in policymaking but it does not have the power to propose new legislation. European Parliament in 2013.”

Old deals

Weber also stressed that the EPP respected the deal in 2019 to vote for David Sassoli (S&D) without proposing a candidate of their own. Calling on the social democrats to honour their end of the bargain.

Groups in the The EU’s directly elected legislative body comprised of 705 members. It is involved in policymaking but it does not have the power to propose new legislation. European Parliament have informally agreed to rotate the presidency between the groups. David Sassoli, however, shows reluctance to keep the 2019 deal.

Members of the The EU’s directly elected legislative body comprised of 705 members. It is involved in policymaking but it does not have the power to propose new legislation. European Parliament will choose their next president on January 18.

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