European Parliament: redistribution of political balance

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Series Details No.420, February 2017
Publication Date 06/02/2017
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At the mid-term of the 8th legislature, the European Parliament, in office since the elections of May 2014, is implementing a traditional "distribution" of posts of responsibility. Article 19 of the internal regulation stipulates that the Chairs of the parliamentary committees, the Deputy-Chairs, as well as the questeurs, hold their mandates for a renewable 2 and a-half year period. Moreover, internal elections within the political groups have supported their Chairs, whilst we note that there has been some slight rebalancing in terms of the coordinators' posts. Although Italian citizens draw specific attention with the two main candidates in the battle for the top post, we should note other appointments if we are to understand the careful balance between nationalities, political groups and individual experience of the European members of Parliament.

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