European Parliament appoints Lívia Járóka as an EP vice president
The European Parliament on Wednesday appointed Fidesz MEP Lívia Járóka to the post of one of the body’s vice presidents at a plenary session in Strasbourg.
Járóka has taken over the post from Ildikó Gáll Pelcz, a Fidesz MEP who has been appointed as vice president of the European Court of Auditors.
MEPs of the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrats welcomed Járóka as being the first Roma to be appointed to the post.
They said in a statement that the appointment was a sign of appreciation for her earlier achievements, while also confirming Fidesz’s position within the EP.
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