Beňová won 487 votes.
STRASBOURG. MEP Monika Beňová (Smer-SD) was re-elected Quaestor of the European Parliament (EP) in the first round on Wednesday.
The President of the EP informed about it Roberta Metsolová with the fact that Beňová won 487 votes.
Beňová has held this position, which she defended as a member of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D), since July 2019.
Anne Sander (EPP, 622 votes), Christophe Hansen (EPP, 576 votes) and Fabienne Keller (Let’s Renew Europe, 479 votes) were also elected Quaestors.
The College of Quaestors of Parliament has five members, elected by Members for a term of two and a half years, renewable. Their role is to oversee administrative and financial matters that directly concern MEPs and their working conditions.
The Quaestors and Quaestors are also members of the EP Bureau, in which they have an advisory vote and can propose amendments to its documents. The Quaestor’s College usually meets once a month, according to the European Parliament’s website.
Slovak MEP Michal Šimečka (PS) was elected one of the 14 Vice-Presidents of the EP on Tuesday. He was nominated as a candidate by the liberal group Renew Europe. Slovakia is represented among the EP Vice-Presidents for the first time.
The Quaestors and Quaestors are elected by a three-round majority ballot: in the first two rounds an absolute majority of the votes cast is required, in the last round a relative majority is sufficient.