KEYWORDS TODAY:   RESIGNATIONBSPMalaysia Airlines Crash in Eastern UkraineKTB

HOT: » Bulgaria's government has stepped down

European Elections 2014

Martin Schulz Re-elected as European Parliament President

Politics » EUROPEAN ELECTIONS 2014 | July 1, 2014, Tuesday // 14:17| Views: 830 | Comments: 3
  • Send to Kindle
Bulgaria: Martin Schulz Re-elected as European Parliament President Martin Schulz. Photo by EPA/BGNES

The European Parliament has re-elected Martin Schulz for a second presidential term, with 409 votes from the 751 MEPs.

Besides the Socialist S&D bloc, the European People’s Party (EPP) also backed Schulz in Tuesday’s vote at the first plenary session in Strasbourg. In return, the Socialists backed EPP’s Jean-Claude Juncker for the top post in the European Commission.

The other contenders, British Conservative Sajjad Karim came second with 101 votes, while Spain’s leftist Pablo Iglesias and Austria’s Green MEP Ulrike Lunacek both received 51 votes.

"I would like to thank you for the trust that you have invested in me. It's an extraordinary honour. I do have a particular duty and I take it very seriously”, Schulz said upon his re-election.

Schulz’s S&D has 191 deputies in the new European Parliament, while the EPP has 221. The 58-year old German, who was also running for EC President, will begin a new 2.5 year term in the Parliament.

European Elections 2014 » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: European parliament, Martin Schulz, Jean-Claude Juncker, EPP, S&D, European Commission
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!

Leave a comment


» To the forumComments (3)
#3
Optimistic - 2 Jul 2014 // 19:12:21

Well done Mr. Schulz, now it would be great if you appointed Sergey Stanishev as your deputy.

#2
Rokosovsky - 2 Jul 2014 // 09:33:23

This german marxist traitor of all of the european peoples!!!
This man is a traitor, hes one of them whos flooding our countries with killer muslims, and schulz needs to be
Arrested, detained and then hanged for high treason!

Who elected this nazi marxist criminal??

European peoples did not elect this man!

He is unelected!

The EU is finnished,

Find out the truth about the EU, and its eurabia project!

They have open the borders and are allowing our coutries to be overun and taken over by
Muslim islamo nazis!!!

Read vladimir bukovsky: EUSSR

Schulz is a nazi criminal, he must be removed, all the self elected eu beauracrats are left wing nazi marxist
Liars.

Death to islam

Burn the koran

Zhukov!

#1
Yane - 2 Jul 2014 // 02:35:26

red trash

Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria