Martin Schulz will be the first President in the history of the European Parliament to be re-elected for a second two and a half year term.
In a brief address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg immediately after the vote, Mr Schulz thanked for MEPs for their confidence in him. "It´s an extraordinary honour to be the first re-elected President of the European Parliament."
Under Parliament´s Rules of Procedure, to be elected President, a candidate must win an absolute majority of the valid votes cast, i.e. 50% plus one. Blank or spoiled ballots do not count in calculating the majority required.
The result were as follows:
- Martin Schulz (S&D, DE) 409: Mr Schulz duly elected President of the European Parliament
- Sajjad Karim (ECR, UK) 101
- Pablo Iglesias (GUE, ES) 51
- Ulrike Lunacek (Greens/EFA, AT) 51