SD MEPs elect Iratxe García Pérez as new Group President

first_imgCongratulations @IratxeGarper on your election as our new president @TheProgressives! I look forward to build a better, fairer, more social and sustainable Europe with our new team.— Kathleen Van Brempt (@kvanbrempt) June 18, 2019 Iratxe García PérezIratxe García Pérez MEPs from the Socialist and Democratic Group in the European Parliament have selected Iratxe García Pérez as their new Group President today.The Spanish MEP of the Spanish Socialist Worker’s Party was the only eligible candidate to stand in time for today’s election.Our new President: @IratxeGarper— S&D Group (@TheProgressives) June 18, 2019S&D MEPs were asked to vote at 3PM this afternoon.The decision came after the former President Udo Bullmann who was expected to seek another term, decided to bow out of the race on Monday.In his letter to S&D MEPs Bullmann encouraged his colleagues to continue the push to be the guiding platform in Europe, ‘internationalism must become an even stronger lighthouse for our actions, no matter where we sit.’My warmest congratulations! @strankaSD— Tanja Fajon, mag. (@tfajon) June 18, 2019 Huge congratulations to @IratxeGarper – newly elected as @TheProgressives Group President.She delivers a powerful speech vowing to take on the far-right and the populists who would build divisions between us.— Seb Dance MEP (@SebDance) June 18, 2019WhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img