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Roberta Metsola has been elected as the youngest ever president of the European Parliament and the first woman in the role for 20 years. Ms Metsola , 43, has a record of being anti-abortion, but has billed herself as pro-LGBT rights. The Maltese national takes over the role from David Sassoli, 65 She is one of three women in the top EU jobs, along with the heads of the European Commission and Central Bank. But taking questions from journalists on Tuesday, she was asked more than once about her views on women's reproductive rights. She's been criticised for her voting record on the issue and

Roberta Metsola , the youngest ever president of the European parliament , promised to represent the parliament , rather than her own views. As the favourite to succeed Sassoli since her candidacy was announced last autumn, Metsola ’s victory was never in doubt after the parliament ’s three largest groups made a pact to support her on the eve of the vote. She won 458 of 690 votes cast, easily beating three rivals from smaller groups: the Greens, the radical left and conservative nationalists.

Strasbourg. She is first the third woman on the post and the recent person at all: The Maltese Roberta Metsola has been elected to the new President of the EU Parliament. Prominent support she got from a German.

 Roberta Metsola kurz nach ihrer Wahl zur Präsidentin des Europäischen Parlaments. © Jean-Francois Badias Roberta Metsola shortly after her election to the President of the European Parliament.

Christa Metsola's Christian Democratic Maltese is the new President of the EU Parliament. The MEPs in Strasbourg chose the 43-year-old on Tuesday in the first ballot with 458 out of 616 delivered valid votes to their peak. Metsola is the third woman in the prestigious office and the recent person at all in the history of Parliament. It follows unexpectedly died Italian Social Democrats David Sassoli unexpectedly died Italian Social Democrats, whose term of office were regulating in January.

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On Tuesday, Roberta Metsola was elected president of the European Parliament — the same day that she turned 43. Although Metsola 's election may be a welcome birthday gift for the Maltese lawmaker, it did not come as a surprise. In a common agreement, the three biggest European parliamentary groups — the conservative European People's Party (EPP), the Socialists & Democrats, and the liberal Renew group — had decided that a conservative representative would take over the post at midterm.

Metsola , a member of the biggest parliamentary bloc, the European People's Party, was already the frontrunner to replace the centre-left Italian parliament chief under a deal struck by the main political groupings. She is no stranger to the EU 's byzantine corridors of power after serving as Sassoli's top vice Metsola -- who bills herself as a pro-LGBTQ progressive -- voted in June against a report that urged all EU member states to "ensure universal access to safe and legal abortion" for women, arguing it infringed Malta's right to decide for itself. One lawmaker described Metsola 's views on abortion as

supported Metsolas candidacy from the Bavarian Group Chairman of the Christian Democrats in the EU Parliament, Manfred Weber (CSU). Weber had originally collected claims for the item, but then renounced.

Metsola sat on Tuesday, on her birthday, against applicants from two other factions. The left had sent the Spaniard Sira Rego into the race, the Greens the Swedish Alice Bah Kuhnke. Social Democrats and Liberals had not established their own candidates and Metsola supported. In return, but among other things, they should provide a vice-president more than before, as it was called from parliamentary circles.

Metsola, which studied European law, has been in the EU Parliament since 2013, since November 2020 she was his first vice-president. She made a name as a supporter of the state of law and as a fighter against corruption. She is married to a Finn and has four sons. She is honored by the responsibility that will be entrusted to her, Metsola said immediately after her choice.

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Maltese center-right MEP Roberta Metsola was elected president of the European Parliament on Tuesday. Metsola won 458 votes in the first round of balloting. Swedish Green Alice Bah Kuhnke came second with 101 votes, while The Left’s Sira Rego of Spain was in third place with 57 votes. “With humbleness, I feel honored by this resposnability with which you are entrusting me,” Metsola told MEPs in a speech from the president ’s seat. “I promise you that I will work and do my utmost to work on behalf of this parliament and for the benefit of all EU citizens.”

Roberta Metsola has been elected president of the European Parliament , the highest international post ever held by a Maltese national, by a landslide. Metsola secured 458 votes of the 616 cast, amounting to 74 per cent in the first round of voting among MEPs on Tuesday. Metsola , who turned 43 on Tuesday, becomes the youngest-ever president of the EP. She won what started off as a four-horse race but turned into a three-way dash on Monday morning. She ran against the Greens’ candidate Swedish MEP Alice Bah Kuhnke and Spanish MEP Sira Rego from the Left.

that the European People's Party, which is also CDU and CSU, is now the parliamentary president, was part of a complex personnel package after the European elections 2019. Accordingly, a Social Democrat - Sassoli - on the series, after two and a half years a Christian Democrat should follow.

The President of the European Parliament leads all the activities of the plenary, preserving the order during the meetings, giving speakers the word and signed laws. Last German officer was Martin Schulz, who board the Parliament from 2012 to 2017.

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