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

Role

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]

Election

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 – discuss] 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 parliament

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 Spain
2 Antonios Trakatellis EPP-ED Greece Greece
3 Dagmar Roth-Behrendt PES Germany Germany
4 Edward McMillan-Scott EPP-ED United Kingdom United Kingdom
5 Ingo Friedrich EPP-ED Germany Germany
6 Mario Mauro EPP-ED Italy Italy
7 António Costa PES Portugal Portugal
8 Luigi Cocilovo ALDE Italy Italy
9 Jacek Saryusz-Wolski EPP-ED Poland Poland
10 Pierre Moscovici PES France France
11 Miroslav Ouzký EPP-ED Czech Republic Czech Republic
12 Janusz Onyszkiewicz ALDE Poland Poland
13 Gérard Onesta Greens/EFA France France
14 Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann EUL/NGL Germany 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 Greece 322
2 Alejo Vidal-Quadras EPP-ED Spain Spain 300
3 Gérard Onesta Greens/EFA France France 285
4 Edward McMillan-Scott EPP-ED United Kingdom United Kingdom 274
5 Mario Mauro EPP-ED Italy Italy 262
6 Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez PES Spain Spain 260
7 Luigi Cocilovo ALDE Italy Italy 234
8 Mechtild Rothe PES Germany Germany 217
9 Luisa Morgantini GUE/NGL Italy Italy 207
10 Pierre Moscovici PES France France 207
11 Manuel António Dos Santos PES Portugal Portugal 193
12 Diana Wallis ALDE United Kingdom United Kingdom 192
13 Marek Siwiec PES Poland Poland 180
14 Adam Bielan UEN Poland Poland 128

7th parliament

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

Elected in order of precedence;[7]

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

8th parliament

1 July 2014 to 18 January 2017

Elected in order of precedence;[8]

Members Group State Votes
1 Antonio Tajani EPP Italy Italy 452, Round 1
2 Mairead McGuinness EPP Republic of Ireland Ireland 441, Round 1
3 Rainer Wieland EPP Germany Germany 437, Round 1
4 Ramón Luis Valcárcel EPP Spain Spain 406, Round 1
5 Ildikó Pelczné Gáll EPP Hungary Hungary 400, Round 1
6 Adina Vălean EPP Romania Romania 394, Round 1
7 Corina Crețu S&D Romania Romania 406, Round 2
8 Sylvie Guillaume S&D France France 406, Round 2
9 David Sassoli S&D Italy Italy 394, Round 2
10 Olli Rehn ALDE Finland Finland 377, Round 3
11 Alexander Graf Lambsdorff ALDE Germany Germany 365, Round 3
12 Ulrike Lunacek Greens/EFA Austria Austria 319, Round 3
13 Dimitrios Papadimoulis GUE/NGL Greece Greece 302, Round 3
14 Ryszard Czarnecki ECR Poland Poland 284, Round 3
Changes since election
Departed member Group State Date Reason Replacement Elected Group State
Corina Crețu S&D Romania Romania October 2014 Resigned due to becoming European Commissioner Ioan Mircea Pașcu November 2014 S&D Romania Romania
Olli Rehn ALDE Finland Finland May 2015 Resigned due to becoming Minister of Economic Affairs of Finland Anneli Jäätteenmäki May 2015 ALDE Finland Finland
18 January 2017 to 3 July 2019

Elected in order of precedence;

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

9th Parliament

3 July 2019 to 18 January 2022

Elected in order of precedence;[13]

Members Group State Votes
1 Mairead McGuinness EPP Republic of Ireland Ireland 618, Round 1
2 Pedro Silva Pereira S&D Portugal Portugal 556, Round 1
3 Rainer Wieland EPP Germany Germany 516, Round 1
4 Katarina Barley S&D Germany Germany 516, Round 1
5 Othmar Karas EPP Austria Austria 477, Round 1
6 Ewa Kopacz EPP Poland Poland 461, Round 1
7 Klára Dobrev S&D Hungary Hungary 402, Round 1
8 Dita Charanzová RE Czech Republic Czech Republic 395, Round 1
9 Nicola Beer RE Germany Germany 363, Round 1
10 Lívia Járóka EPP Hungary Hungary 349, Round 1
11 Heidi Hautala Greens/EFA Finland Finland 336, Round 1
12 Marcel Kolaja Greens/EFA Czech Republic Czech Republic 426, Round 2
13 Dimitrios Papadimoulis GUE/NGL Greece Greece 401, Round 2
14 Fabio Massimo Castaldo NI Italy Italy 285, Round 3
Changes since election
Departed member Group State Date Reason Replacement Elected Group State
Mairead McGuinness EPP Republic of Ireland Ireland October 2020 Resigned due to becoming European Commissioner Roberta Metsola November 2020 EPP Malta Malta
18 January 2022 -

Elected in order of precedence;[14]

Members Group State Votes
1 Othmar Karas EPP Austria Austria 536, Round 1
2 Pina Picierno S&D Italy Italy 527, Round 1
3 Pedro Silva Pereira S&D Portugal Portugal 517, Round 1
4 Ewa Kopacz EPP Poland Poland 467, Round 1
5 Eva Kaili S&D Greece Greece 454, Round 1
6 Evelyn Regner S&D Austria Austria 434, Round 1
7 Rainer Wieland EPP Germany Germany 432, Round 1
8 Katarina Barley S&D Germany Germany 426, Round 1
9 Dita Charanzová RE Czech Republic Czech Republic 406, Round 1
10 Michal Šimečka RE Slovakia Slovakia 494, Round 2
11 Nicola Beer RE Germany Germany 410, Round 2
12 Roberts Zīle ECR Latvia Latvia 403, Round 2
13 Dimitrios Papadimoulis GUE/NGL Greece Greece 492, Round 3
14 Heidi Hautala Greens/EFA Finland Finland 304, Round 3

References

  1. ^ a b New European Conservatives group in disarray over renegade MEP, ANDREW WILLIS 14 July 2009
  2. ^ "European Organisation - European Parliamentary Yearbook". Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  3. ^ "European Parliament Press Release on election (2007)". europa.eu. Archived from the original on 3 July 2007. Retrieved 28 June 2008.
  4. ^ "European Parliament Press Release on election (2009)". europa.eu. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2009.
  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. ^ "European Parliament elects László Tőkés as Vice-President » WireUpdate Local | Local Breaking News | Local Breaking Wire -". Archived from the original on 6 November 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
  7. ^ "European Parliament Press Release on election (2012)". europa.eu. Archived from the original on 12 May 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Fourteen Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament elected – News – European Parliament". europa.eu. 7 January 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Livia Járóka and Fabio Massimo Castaldo elected Vice-Presidents of the EP – News – European Parliament". europa.eu. 15 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Heidi Hautala elected Vice-President of the European Parliament – News – European Parliament". europa.eu. 26 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Ryszard Czarnecki no longer Vice-President of Parliament – News – European Parliament". europa.eu. 2 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Zdzisław Krasnodębski elected Vice-President of the European Parliament – News – European Parliament". europa.eu. 3 January 2018.
  13. ^ "The new European Parliament Vice-Presidents". europa.eu. 3 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Parliament's new Vice-Presidents". europa.eu. 18 January 2022.

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  • Rules of Procedures, Rule 14: Election of Vice-presidents
  • Rules of Procedures, Rule 20: Duties of Vice-presidents
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