The European Parliament on the results of the second round of voting did not elect a new Chairman. This was on the results of the secret ballot in Strasbourg declared the current President of the EP Martin Schulz, reports «UKRINFORM».
«There is no candidate who obtained an absolute majority (50% plus one vote — ed.),» said Schultz.
He announced the third round of voting, which will take place today at 18:30 Kyiv time.
In the second round, the most votes received the representative of the European people’s party Antonio Tajani — 287.
Second in the intermediate race with a score of 200 votes was the leader of the Progressive Alliance of socialists and Democrats , Gianni Pittella.
The representative of the European conservatives and reformists Helga Stevens scored 66 votes.
The European green MP Jean Lambert — 51.
The candidate of the European United left Eleanor the Florenza received 42 votes.
Promoted from the Europe of Nations and freedom of Rebeka Lawrence scored 45 votes.
The procedure, a secret ballot can take place in four rounds. If in the first three, none of the candidates receive the absolute majority (50% plus one vote), then in the fourth there are two that have received the most votes in comparison with others. Then the winner is the candidate who received the majority of the ordinary in front of his opponent.
If both candidates scored in the fourth round of the same number of votes, the President of the European Parliament is elected by the eldest.
Recall that the procedure for the election of the new Chairman began at the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, January 17.
The first attempt to elect the President of the EP was a flop.
The successor to Schultz are unable to choose even at the second attempt. Favorites — Thaw and Patella 17.01.2017