Election of the President of the European Parliament: ambiance shots of the vote, extracts from the results of the fourth and last ballot and acceptance speech by the newly elected EP President.
Event date: 17/01/2017
Election of the President of the European Parliament, during the EP plenary session (16-19 January) in Strasbourg. Ambiance shots of the vote, fourth and last ballot. Announcement of the result of the vote by Martin SCHULZ, EP President : Total votes cast: 713, abstentions: 80, valid votes cast: 633. Gianni PITTELLA (S&D, IT) obtains 282 and Antonio TAJANI(EPP, IT) 351 votes. Applause. Martin SCHULZ proclaims Antonio TAJANI EP President and invites him to take the Chair. Applause and acceptance speech by the newly elected EP President Antonio TAJANI.