Former Prime Minister of Belgium , guy Verhofstadt, announced his candidacy for President of the European Parliament.
About it he wrote on Friday January 6 on his page in Facebook.
«I am a candidate for President of the European Parliament. It is time for change, time for a broad coalition of all Pro-European forces that will put the interests of European citizens first,» he wrote.
Guy Verhofstadt a Belgian politician, Prime Minister of Belgium from July 1999 to March 2008. After his Premiership, took the place of a Senator that was elected in 2007.
For the 2009 elections to the European Parliament Verhofstadt was elected a member of the European Parliament from 2009 to 2014. 1 Jul 2009 he was elected Chairman of the faction «Alliance of liberals and Democrats for Europe» in the European Parliament.
Earlier it was reported that the head of the European Parliament Martin Schulz will initiate the transformation of the European Commission in the «real European government».
Recall that the first in the new year, the plenary of the European Parliament will elect the new leadership. Favorite for the post of President of the European Parliament is the representative of the group of European populists, a former European Commissioner, Italian Antonio Sochi. In addition to the President, the deputies will appoint the Vice presidents and the heads of parliamentary committees of the European Parliament. The plenary session will be held from 16 to 19 January in Strasbourg.
Former Prime Minister of Belgium Verhofstadt, announced his candidacy for President of the European Parliament 06.01.2017