Thu. Nov 5th, 2020
Roberta Metsola nominated to serve as European Parliament vice-president

The European Popular Party has nominated Nationalist MEP Roberta Metsola to serve as vice-president of the European Parliament.

A vacancy for vice-president was created when former vice-president Mairead McGuinness became European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union last month.

Metsola tweeted that she was proud of the nomination.

“For a girl from an island in the middle of the Mediterranean, this is a big moment. Thank you EPPGroup, I will not let you down,” she wrote.

The European Parliament has 14 vice-presidents. They may replace the president in performing his or her duties when necessary, including chairing plenary sittings. They are also members of the Bureau – the body responsible for all administrative, staff and organizational matters in Parliament.

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