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Roberta Metsola elected European Parliament president in landslide victory

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RobGrafiche_sito.jpgerta Metsola has been elected president of the European Parliament, the highest international post ever held by a Maltese national, by a landslide.  

Metsola secured 458 votes of the 616 cast, amounting to 74 per cent in the first round of voting among MEPs on Tuesday. According to voting rules, the winning candidate must secure an absolute majority of votes cast.

The EP announced that 690 had been votes cast, 74 were blank or void. 

She required a majority of 309 votes.    

The result was announced at 11 am. 

Metsola, who turned 43 on Tuesday, becomes the youngest-ever president of the EP

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