European Parliament

The European Parliament is one of the legislative bodies of the European Union and one of its seven institutions. Together with the Council of the European Union, it adopts... Wikipedia

  • Type:  Unicameral
  • Term limits:  5 years
  • Founded:  September 10, 1952
  • Preceded by:  Common Assembly of the European Coal and Steel Community
  • President:  Roberta Metsola, EPP, Since 18 January 2022
  • First Vice-President:  Othmar Karas, EPP, Since 18 January 2022
  • Secretary-General:  Klaus Welle, Since 15 March 2009
  • Seats:  705
  • Length of term:  5 years
  • Salary:  €8932.86 monthly
  • Voting system:  Chosen by member state. Systems include, Party list PR, STV in Ireland and Malta, de facto FPTP/SMP (only in the German-speaking electoral college in Belgium)
  • First election:  7–10 June 1979
  • Last election:  23–26 May 2019
  • Next election:  2024
  • Data Source:  DuckDuckGo