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She did it! Robert Metsola elected European Parliament President
Metsola was up against three other MEPs.

Benjamin Abela

MEP Roberta Metsola has just made history after becoming the youngest and first ever Maltese person to lead the European Parliament (EP).

Metsola was up against three other MEPs – Alice Bah Kuhnke, a Swede representing the Greens/EFA Group, Sira Rego, a Spaniard representing the GUE/NGL Group, and Kosma Zlotowski, a Pole representing the ECR Group.

Voting started at 9:30am this morning and last for 45 minutes, until 10:15am. Another 45 minutes were allocated to vote counting.

Metsola was made Acting President of the EP on 11th January 2022, following the passing of then-President David Sassoli.

Before that, the Maltese MEP served as First Vice-President of the EP after getting elected to the post in November 2020. Metsola was the first Maltese MEP to ever occupy said role.

The new EP President’s will last two-and-a-half years.

Well done, Roberta!

18th January 2022


Benjamin  Abela
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Benjamin Abela
Benjamin is a Writer at Content House Group. With his background in journalism, marketing, and the arts, Benjamin enjoys finding the human aspect to any story he gets a hold of. When he's not too busy writing his next article, you could probably find him playing with his cats or performing on a stage.

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