Vice President of the European Parliament


Vice President of the European Parliament

There are fourteen "Vice Presidents of the European Parliament" who are elected following the election of the President of the European Parliament (which currently takes place every two years, though is only required every four). Candidates tend to be unopposed as the positions are divided between the parties by agreement beforehand.

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. For the current vice presidents, see the latest election results below.

Elections

30 July 2004

Elected (unopposed) in order of precedence;

16 January 2007

Elected (unopposed) in order of precedence; [ [http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/expert/infopress_page/008-1954-015-01-03-901-20070115IPR01953-15-01-2007-2007-true/default_en.htm European Parliament Press Release on election] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+RULES-EP+20040720+RULE-014+DOC+XML+V0//EN&language=EN&navigationBar=YES Rules of Procedures, Rule 14: Election of Vice-Presidents]
* [http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+RULES-EP+20040720+RULE-020+DOC+XML+V0//EN&language=EN&navigationBar=YES Rules of Procedures, Rule 20: Duties of Vice-Presidents]


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