Roberta Metsola is the new President of the European Parliament

On January 18, MEPs elected Roberta Metsola as President of the European Parliament with an absolute majority of votes.

Ms Roberta Metsola, Christian Democrat politician from Malta, won the election in the first voting round, where she received 458 votes out of 690 cast in the remote secret vote, among three candidates. President Metsola will lead the Parliament in the second half of the current legislative term, until a new Parliament is constituted following the 2024 European Elections.

Roberta Metsola has been an MEP since 2012. She is the youngest EP President ever elected and the third female President of the European Parliament, after Simone Veil (1979-1982) and Nicole Fontaine (1999- 2002).

More information can be found in the official press release.