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Martin Schulz elected new Parliament President - some reactions from our MEPs

Tuesday, 17 January 2012
The result was as expected, but it was not the walkover that many (myself included) had expected. German MEP Martin Schulz (S&D) was indeed elected by the members of the European Parliament today in Strasbourg to serve as its new president with 387 votes in favour out of 670 cast (58%). Replacing Polish Jerzy Buzek (EPP), he will hold the post for two and half years until the beginning of the next legislature in July 2014.

The two other candidates - both British - did remarkably well with Nirj Deva (ECR) recording 142 votes and Diana Wallis (ALDE) 141.

Here are some reactions to the result posted by our MEPs:

Shortly after the vote was announced Sir Graham Watson (ALDE) tweeted:

Schulz elected as new #EP President. #LibDem @dianawallismep put up a brave fight but could not break Left-Right stitch up. Pity.12 hours ago via web | powered by @socialditto



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