Manfred Weber MEP was re-elected this morning with an overwhelming majority as Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament. He presides the biggest group in Parliament since 2014 and was today re-elected for the 3rd time. After the announcement of the election result, Weber thanked his fellow MEPs for the trust they have placed in him.
"I am profoundly grateful to my colleagues for my re-election as Chairman of the EPP Group. I look forward to continuing our work to strengthen Christian democracy and the centre-right throughout Europe. We will fight those who want to damage and destroy our Union. Christian democracy stood at the forefront of the creation of the EU and the EPP is the driving force for a strong a stable Europe that is close to the people", said Weber.
At the same time, the EPP Group also renewed its entire leadership team. These are the ten Vice-Chairpersons who were elected today:
- Esteban González Pons (Partido Popular, Spain)
- Siegfried Mureşan (Partidul Naţional Liberal, Romania)
- Jan Olbrycht (Platforma Obywatelska, Poland)
- Esther de Lange (Christen Democratisch Appèl, Netherlands)
- Rasa Juknevičienė (Tėvynės sąjunga-Lietuvos krikščionys demokratai, Lithuania)
- Arnaud Danjean (Les Républicains, France)
- Evangelos Meimarakis (Nea Demokratia, Greece)
- Frances Fitzgerald (Fine Gael, Ireland)
- Paulo Rangel (Partido Social Democrata, Portugal)
- Željana Zovko (Hrvatska demokratska zajednica, Croatia)
Today's elections were the regular mid-term elections of the current legislative period.
The EPP Group is the largest political group in the European Parliament with 179 Members from all EU Member States