Brussels, January 18 (MTI) – Ildikó Gáll Pelcz, an MEP of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party, was elected as one of the European Parliament’s vice presidents in Strasbourg on Wednesday.
To be elected an EP vice president, a candidate requires to garner more than half of the votes cast.
At the plenary, 680 MEPs cast their votes, 62 of which were invalid.
According to Antonio Tajani, the EP’s newly elected president, Pelcz was elected to the post with exactly 310 votes cast in her favour.
MEPs were to elect altogether 14 vice presidents. Pelcz was one of ten candidates to clear the threshold in the first round.